Sufi Studies Week
1st International Sufi Studies Graduate Student Symposium
9 - 11 March 2018
ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
Today, scientific studies and research are quickly distancing themselves from an understanding of “vocational focus.” Many disciplines are engaging more and more with the topics and methodology of religious studies. Sufi Studies, aside from fundamental Islamic studies, comprises a large area of interest ranging from literature to philosophy, history to sociology, psychology, from music to architecture, to other areas of science and art, and from political philosophy to popular culture. The Sufi Studies Week has been planned in order to take up this wide net of interests and to bring together those who work on and are interested in these areas by carrying out activities of research and art.
Organized for the first time as part of this event, the 1st Sufi Studies Graduate Symposium aims – by bringing together subject experts and graduate students from various countries – to increase the multidisciplinary interaction among those conducting academic studies on Sufism in various fields and to create new opportunities of thought. This approach can contribute not only to the widening of areas of academic interest in Sufism but also deepen comparative studies about the field. The symposium will not only be able to provide a snapshot of the current research topics, content, and methodology conducted on the topic throughout the world, but it will also be a guide in terms of researchers’ orientation in the future as per its results. The symposium is organized by the graduate students of the Institute for Sufi Studies and with the support of the Institute and Kerim Foundation. READ MORE