The Islamic Mediascape in Central Asia

2 October, 2017 @ 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Lindner Family Commons (Room 602)
1957 E street

9:00-11:00 AM, Session 1: The Evolution of Religious and Irreligious Media

Eren Tasar (University of North Carolina)
Casting a Wide Net: Islamic Media in Central Asia under Atheism
Shahnoza Nozimova (George Mason University); Tim Epkenhans (University of Freiburg)
The Transformation of Tajikistan’s Religious Field: From Religious Moderation to Authoritarian Salafism
Maria Louw (Aarhus University)
Atheism 2.0: Finding Spaces for Atheism in Contemporary Kyrgyzstan

Coffee break: 11:00-11:30 AM

11:30 AM-1:00 PM, Session 2: Muslim Heroes and Models

Benjamin Gatling (George Mason University)
Heritage or Zombies: Saints and anti-Saints on Tajik Television
Ulan Bigozhin (Nazarbaev University)
“Where Is Our Honor?”: How Sport Is Used to Create Masculine Authority or Kazakh Muslims

Lunch: 1:00 PM-1:45 PM

1:45 PM-3:45 PM, Session 3: Islamic Debates in the Media

Noah Tucker (Radio Ozodlik)
Shaykh Google, Salafi Plov, Midnight Soccer: Debating Islamic Authority in the Internet Age in Southern Kyrgyzstan 
Wendell Schwab (Pennsylvania State University)
Shariah Law and Ancient Turkic Traditions: The Rhetoric of Islamic Debates in Kazakhstani Mass Media
Diana Kudaibergenova (Lund University)
Digital Islam and Contemporary Art in Central Asia: Visualizing and Performing Islam
This workshop is part of the CERIA Initiative, generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

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