AIYS and Yemen at MESA 2001 (San Francisco CA, November 17-20, 2001)

1. AIYS Meetings

Board Meeting:

Saturday Nov. 17, 3-5 p.m.

General Business Meeting:

Saturday Nov. 17, 5-7 p.m.

2. AIYS participation in Meetings of Affiliated Organizations:

Saturday, November 17, 2001, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: American Research Center in Egypt

  • Roundtable discussion: Middle Eastern and North African Fellowships for Pre-Doctoral Students sponsored by American Overseas Research Centers.

Sunday, November 18, 2001, 12 noon - 2 p.m.: Council of American Overseas Research Centers

  • "The American Overseas Digital Library and CAORC Agenda"

Sunday, November 18, 2001, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Council of American Overseas Research Centers

  • "Mapping an IT Strategy for American Overseas Research Centers": a workshop on how to advance the centers' institutional mission using technology led by James O'Donnel (Vice Provost, Information Systems and Computing, Univrsity of Pennsylvania).

3. Individual Papers Related to Yemen

Sunday, November 18, 2001; 8:00 - 10:00 am

  • "The Organization of the 1891 Rebellion in Yemen," Vincent Wilhite (The Ohio State University), in the panel: Rebellion and the Fin-de-Siecle
  • "Collective Action and Political Liberalization in the Middle East," Dirk Vandewalle (Dartmouth College) and Quintan Wiktorowicz (Rhodes College), in the panel: Collective Action in the Middle East
  • "Making Conversation Permissible: Islamism and Reform in Saudi Arabia," Gwenn Okruhlik (University of Arkansas), in the panel: Collective Action in the Middle East

Sunday, November 18, 2001; 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • "Women, Court Practice and the Anglo-Mohammedan Law in Colonial Aden (1937 - 1960)," Susanne Dahlgren (University of Helsinki), in the panel: Rule of Law in the Middle East

Monday, November 19, 2001; 8:00 - 10:00 am

  • "Global Rift: Globalization and Local Economic Structure in Yemen," Charles Schmitz (Towson University), in the panel: Local Responses to Economic and Social Circumstances
  • "Changing Contexts of the Pepper Trade: Long-Distance Exchange, Local Politics and the Transformation of Southwest India," Kathleen D. Morrison (University of Chicago) and Krista Lewis (University of Chicago), in the panel: The Middle East and the Indian Ocean: Connections and Patterns
  • "From Itinerant Biography to Prophetic Genealogy: The Textual Canonization of Hadrami Diasporic Experience in the Indian Ocean," Engseng Ho (Harvard University), in the panel: The Middle East and the Indian Ocean: Connections and Patterns

Monday, November 19, 2001; 1:30 - 3:30 pm

  • "When Medical Knowledge Is Not Always Knowledgeable: Caring for Patients In and Around Yemen," Beth Kangas (University of Arizona), in the panel: The Problem of Medical Knowledge in the Islamic World

Monday, November 19, 2001; 4:00 - 6:00 pm

  • "A Yemeni-Indian Nexus: The Ahl Al-Hadith Across the Indian Ocean," Bernard Haykel (New York University), in the panel: Culture in the Indian Ocean World

Tuesday, November 20, 2001; 10:45 am - 12:45 pm

  • "The Civilizing Mission Undermined: The Emergence of Colonial Ottomanism in Yemen, 1872 - 1914," Thomas KŸhn (New York University), in the panel: The Notion of a Civilizing Mission in the Ottoman Empire & Its Successor States

4. Special Session of Interest to Yemeni Scholars:

Sunday, November 18, 2001; 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Roundtable discussion: Civil Society and the State in Yemen
Chair: Bernard Haykel, (New York University)
Discussants: Muhammad Abd al-Malik al-Mutawakil, (Sana'a University), Mohammed A. Zabarah (Sana'a University), Abdu H. Sharif (American University), Sheila Carapico (University of Richmond), Lisa Wedeen (University of Chicago)

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