PROGRAM

(as of May 12, 2016)

 
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MONDAY, May 23

 
 
  08:30 REGISTRATION  
 
  09:00 OPENING  
  Margaret MacMillan — Warden of St Antony's College
Eugene Rogan — Director, St Antony's College Middle East Center
Abdulrahman Al Salimi — Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman:
The Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs' Religious Policies 1997-2015
 
 
  09:45 Opening Lecture  
  Madelung, Wilferd: Religion and Politics in Ibadism: A Historical Overview  
 
  10:30–11:00 Coffee Break (in the Buttery of the College)  
 
  11:00–13:15 SESSION 1  
  Historical and Religious Understanding of the Interaction between Religion and Politics in Oman and Ibadism  
  Chair: Heinz Gaube  
  11:00 Wilkinson, John: Ibadism and State Formation in Oman  
  11:45 Gaiser, Adam: Roots of Religious Tolerance in the Omani-Ibadi Religious Tradition  
  12:30 Hoffman, Valerie: Ibadi-Omani 'Aqidat and the Construction of Omani Religious Discourse  
 
  13:15–14:00 Lunch (in the Dining Hall of the College)  
 
  14:00–16:15 SESSION 2  
  On-going Religious Discourse in Oman and Ibadism (1)  
  Chair: Valerie Hoffman  
  14:00 Ech-Cheikh, Mohammed: The Present Situation in the Islamic World and the Situation in Oman  
  14:45 Hajri, Hilal and Nikolas Panagiotou: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos as a Paradigm of Peace  
  15:30 Al Tay, Hatim: Religion, Policy and Identity in Oman  
 
  16:15–16:45 Coffee Break (in the Buttery of the College)  
 
  16:45–19:00 SESSION 3  
  On-going Religious Discourse in Oman and Ibadism (2)  
  Chair: Hatim Al Tay  
  16:45 Limbert, Mandana: Local Questions and National Answers in Late Twentieth Century Fatawa from al-Dakhiliyya  
  17:30 Di Tolla, Anna Maria: Pluralism in Islam: the Berber-Ibadi Perspective  
  18:15 Ateş, Orhan: Religious Tolerance in Oman and Its Historical Background  
 
  20:00 Dinner (in the "Cherwell Boathouse")  
 
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TUESDAY, May 24

 
 
  09:00–11:15 SESSION 4  
  On-going Religious Discourse in Oman and Ibadism (3)  
  Chair: Adam Gaiser  
  09:00 Rabi, Uzi: Oman and the Region. The March Toward a Better Future  
  09:45 Francesca, Ersilia: Religion and Politics in Contemporary Ibadi-Omani Fatwa  
  10:30 Broucek, James: Generic Islam? Official Religious Discourse in the Sultanate of Oman  
 
  11:15–11:45 Coffee Break (in the Buttery of the College)  
 
  11:45–13:15 SESSION 5  
  Legal Understanding of Religious Policy in Oman (1)  
  Chair: Johann Büssow  
  11:45 Albayrak, Ismail: Plurality in Ibadi Exegetical Tradition: with Special Reference to the Notion of Jesus Return, Nuzul Isa  
  12:30 Saleh, Walid: Political Interpretations of the Qur'an. Modern Approaches  
 
  13:15–14:00 Lunch (in the Dining Hall of the College)  
 
  14:00–16:15 SESSION 6  
  Legal Understanding of Religious Policy in Oman (2)  
  Chair: Amal Ghazal  
  14:00 Abou-El-Wafa, Ahmed: Ibadi Jurisprudence in Modern Context. International Perspectives
  14:45 Al Husseini, Sulaiman: Religious Education in Oman
  15:30 Al Sulaimi, Abdullah: Policy and Objectives of the Ifta in Oman  
 
  16:15–16:45 Coffee Break (in the Buttery of the College)  
 
  16:45–19:00 SESSION 7  
  Legal Understanding of Religious Policy in Oman (3)  
  Chair: Dietrich Olms  
  16:45 Bendrissou, Mustafa: The Impact of the Religious Authorities on Oman's Way to Democracy  
  17:30 Howitz, Chris: The Christian and Hindu Communities in Oman  
  18:15 Wrona, Alexander: Buddhism in the Middle East? The Case of Sinhalese Theravada Buddhists in Oman  
 
  20:00 Dinner (in the "Cherwell Boathouse")  
 
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WEDNESDAY, May 25

 
 
  09:00–11:15 SESSION 8  
  Religious Policy and Religious Education in Oman (1)  
  Chair: Angeliki Ziaka  
  09:00 Al Shueili, Sulaiman: The Role of the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs in Serving the Heritage and Spread of Values of Tolerance and Understanding in and out of Oman  
  09:45 Sheline, Annelle: Ibadism and the Tradition of Tolerance in Oman  
  10:30 Mathews, Nathaniel: Ibadi Ulama in Oman and East Africa. Historical and Contemporary Migrations  
 
  11:15–11:45 Coffee Break (in the Buttery of the College)  
 
  11:45–13:15 SESSION 9  
  Religious Policy and Religious Education in Oman (2)  
  Chair: Barbara Michalak-Pikulska  
  11:45 Kondo, Yohei: Ibadi Policy on Education and Learning in the Premodern Period  
  12:30 Ziaka, Angeliki: Religious Education in the Omani Schools. An Outside Understanding of the Omani Religious Policy through the Subject of RE  
 
  13:15–14:00 Lunch (in the Dining Hall of the College)  
 
  14:00–16:15 SESSION 10  
  Religious Policy and Religious Education in Oman (3)  
  Chair: Mandana Limbert  
  14:00 Reiss, Wolfram: Religious Diversity in Omani School Textbooks. New Challenges for International Textbook Research  
  14:45 Schreiner, Stefan: Studying Theology in Context: Christian Theology in Islamic Context, and Islamic Theology in Christian Context – Reflections on a Unprecedented German-Omani Project  
  15:30 Jaabiri, Farhat: Education in Oman  
 
  16:15–16:45 Coffee Break (in the Buttery of the College)  
 
  16:45 Visit to the Library and the Archive of the Middle East Centre of St Antony's College  
 
  17:30–19:00 FINAL SESSION  
  Works in Progress and Perspectives for Future Studies on Ibadis and Oman  
  Chair: Ersilia Francesca  
 
  19:00 Departure to the "Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies"
A Tour of the "Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies"
 
 
  20:30 Dinner (in the "Oman Hall" of the "Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies")  
 
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