International Workshop “Roundtable: Persianate Studies in Japan” (Apr. 17)



Research Group: B01 State Systems

Islamic Trust Studies Gruoup B01“The Ideas of the Muslim Community and State Systems” will organize a roundtable discussion with Professor Colin Mitchell from Dalhousie University. We eagerly anticipate your participation.

Date & Time: April 17, Saturday, 2024, 15:00~18:00 (JST)



15:00 Introduction  Nobuaki Kondo (ILCAA)
15:10 Ryo Mizukami (JSPS/ ILCAA):
Spread of Imamophilia and Various Confessional Boundaries: A Study of Sunni and Shiʿi Fadāʾil Works in the Premodern Islamic Lands
15:30 Kaori Otsuya (NIHU/ILCAA):
Circulation, Translation, and Reception of Arabic Manuscripts on the History of Mecca and Medina in the Early Modern Persianate World
15:50 Haruya Shishido (MA, Meiji University):
Power Map of Qizilbāsh during the Reign of Shāh Ismā‘īl II (1576—77)
16:10 Q&A
16:40 Yui Kanda (ILCAA):
Legacy of Shāh ʿAbbās’s Book Endowments: A Preliminary Study of Kufic Qurʾāns with Alleged Twelver Imām Signatures Endowed to Mashhad
17:00 Norifumi Daito (The Historiographical Institute, the University of Tokyo):
The Dutch East India Company and Local Intermediaries in Post-Safavid Iran
17:20 Naofumi Abe (Ochanomizu University):
The Safavid Shrine after the Safavids: How We Delineate the Agency of a Muslim Shrine in the Age of Decline?
17:40 Q&A

Discussant: Colin Mitchell (Dalhousie University)


Venue: Room 401, Hongo Satellite Office, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies  (Hongo 2-14-10, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)

    Open to public/Admission free, In person only, Pre-registration is required.

Pre-registration: please use this form for participation.

Organizer: Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A), “The Ideas of the Muslim Community and State Systems” (Principal Investigator: KONDO Nobuaki (ILCAA); 20H05827)/NIHU Global Area Studies Program: The Global Mediterranean at ILCAA

Contact: MORITA Madoka (mmorita[at]

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