Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology


October 02, 2017

Conceptualizing the Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia: Anthropological and Transdisciplinary Perspectives

International experts at the Emmy Noether Group's workshop

The organisers of the workshop 'Conceptualizing the Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia: Anthropological and Transdisciplinary Perspectives': Rosalia Engchuan, Annika Benz, Dominik Müller, Fauwaz Abdul Aziz, Tímea Gréta Biró (from left to right)

Dominik Müller welcomes the workshop's participants and introduces the topics of discussion.

The workshop took place in the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology's new seminar room.

Marie-Claire Foblets, the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology's Managing Director, also attended the Emmy Noether Group's workshop.

Fauwaz Abdul Aziz (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle) ■ Talk title: Bureaucratization of Islam in a Christian-Majority State: An Ethnography of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF)

Tímea Gréta Biró (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle) ■ Talk title: The Bureaucratization of Zakat: An Ethnography of the Culture of Giving in Malaysia

Rosalia Engchuan (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle) ■ Talk title: Negotiating the Boundaries of 'Appropriate' Sexuality Through Film: A Quest into State-Based Bureaucratic Film Censorship in Indonesia and the Negative Space Making It

Rosalia Engchuan (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle)

Keebet von Benda-Beckmann, head of the project group 'Legal Pluralism' at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology from 2000 to 2012, was also invited to discuss with the PhD students.

Annika Benz (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle), Emmy Noether Group student team member.

Fauwaz Abdul Aziz introduces Patricia Sloane-White.

Patricia Sloane-White (University of Delaware, USA) ■ Talk title: 'Ethnography by Appointment': Studying Muslims in Corporate and Bureaucratic Settings ■ Session I: The Bureaucratization of Islam in Contemporary Southeast Asia: Anthropological and Transdisciplinary Perspectives

Michael Feener (University of Oxford, UK) ■ Talk title: Shaping Shari’a Imaginaries: State Structures and Public Pedagogy in Contemporary Aceh, Indonesia ■ Session I: The Bureaucratization of Islam in Contemporary Southeast Asia: Anthropological and Transdisciplinary Perspectives

Michael Feener (University of Oxford, UK)

In informal discussion: Michael Peletz (Emory University, USA) und Patricia Sloane-White (University of Delaware, USA)

Dian Abdul Hamed Shah (Centre for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore) ■ Talk title: Constitutions, Religion, and Politics in Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka ■ Session I: The Bureaucratization of Islam in Contemporary Southeast Asia: Anthropological and Transdisciplinary Perspectives

Alicia Izharuddin (University of Malaya, Malaysia) ■ Talk title: 'Free Hair': Narratives of Unveiling and Reconstruction of the Self ■ Session II: Malaysia and the Philippines

Michael Peletz (Emory University, Atlanta, USA) ■ Talk title: Are Women Getting (More) Justice? Malaysia's Sharia Courts in Ethnographic and Historical Perspective ■ Session II: Malaysia and the Philippines

Kerstin Steiner (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia) ■ Talk title: Banning Books in the Name of Islam: A Case Study from Malaysia ■ Session II: Malaysia and the Philippines

Kerstin Steiner (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia)

Scott MacLochlainn (University of Göttingen, Germany) ■ Talk title: The Corporation as Religious Subject (Philippines) ■ Session II: Malaysia and the Philippines

Marie-Claire Foblets, Director of the Department 'Law & Anthropology', talks with Minh Nguyen.

Mirjam Künkler (Institute for Advanced Study 'Law as Culture', University of Bonn, Germany) ■ Talk title: Law, Legitimacy and Equality: The Bureaucratization of Religion and Conditions of Belief in Indonesia ■ Session III: Indonesia

Intan Paramaditha (Macquarie University, Australia) ■ Talk title: 'Not the Guardian of Your Faith': Islamic Conservativism and the Secular Cultural Producers in Indonesia ■ Session III: Indonesia

Intan Paramaditha (Macquarie University, Australia)

Saskia Schäfer (FU Berlin, Germany) ■ Talk title: The Strategies of the Council of Indonesian Islamic Scholars and their Consequences for Indonesian Politics ■ Session III: Indonesia
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