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Conference | LUCIS 10th annual conference

10th LUCIS Annual Conference | Matters of Taste and Style: Muslim Food, Fashion, and Music in Practice

Date
Wednesday 6 November 2019 - Thursday 7 November 2019
Explanation
Tickets are free but make sure to register to secure your seat and a free lunch!
Location
Museum Volkenkunde
Steenstraat 1
Leiden
Room
Paviljoenzaal

Tenth anniversary

We are delighted to announce the tenth annual conference of LUCIS, to be held on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 November 2019 in the National Museum of Ethnology (Volkenkunde). This special edition will be themed around food, fashion, and music. All are welcome!

Poster designed by Paul Oram

Muslim food, fashion & music

Food, fashion, and music practices are important ways of saying something about self, society, belonging, and religion. Issues of taste, distinction, and power are intrinsically related to them. Through the performance of these practices, people align and disaffiliate with different groups and styles at different moments and in various settings, thus creating and erasing boundaries between them. 

The aim of the conference is to analyse in specific contexts Muslims’ performance of food, fashion, and music practices. We are particularly interested in the life of things from makers to audiences, in the relationship between the global and the local, and in the ways in which ideas about these practices help to form ideologies of groups and their boundaries. The main questions that we pose are the following:

  • How do Muslim public figures—professionals, celebrities, influencers, artists—talk about self, society, belonging, and religion through food, fashion, and music practices and to what audiences?
  • When, how, and why do particular food, fashion, and music practices become identified as “Muslim” practices, by whom and with what consequences? How does this categorization settle on particular groups or persons, and how does it channel and constrain their position and activity?
  • Or, by contrast, when, how, and why does the identification of those practices with religion disappear, leading to the prioritization of other features of social life in the narratives of those practices, and again by whom?
  • How do individual tastes and personal preferences in food, fashion, and music interact with regulation and standardization established by arbiters, authorities, and legal frameworks?

Programme

13.00-13.30

 

Nathal M. Dessing

 

Opening and introduction

 

13.30-14.00

 

Katharina Graf

 

Cereal Citizens: Breadmaking as Civic Practice

 

14.00-14.30

 

Rachel Brown

 

Between Confit and Couscous: Negotiating Muslim Identities and Foodways in Paris and Montreal

 

14.30-15.00

 

Pooyan Tamimi Arab

 

Can Muslims Drink? Intoxicating the Anthropology of Islam

 

15.00-15.30

 

Break

 

Coffee & tea

 

15.30-16.00

 

Margreet van Es

 

Halal Dining in Rotterdam

 

16.00-16.30

 

Johan Fischer

 

Muslim Piety as Economy: Markets, Meaning and Morality in Southeast Asia

 

16.30-18.00

 

 

Food In Practice Reception

 

Moroccan tasting session with Katharina Graf. Drinks included!

 

10.00-10.30

 

Doors open

 

Coffee & tea

 

10.30-11.00

 

Annelies Moors

 

Islamic Fashion and Anti-fashion Revisited

 

11.00-11.30

 

Laura Morlock

 

Fighting Over Fabric: Muslim Fashion and Québec’s Secularism Bill

11.30-12.00

 

Arzu Ünal

 

Festive Occasions and Festive Muslim Dress 

 

12.00-13.30

 

Lunch break

 

Lunch is free but registration is required

 

13.30-14.00

 

Nina ter Laan

 

"When I hear Ahmed sing, I become another man": Islam-inspired Music in Morocco and Sonic Formations of a 'Moderate' Islam

 

14.00-14.30

 

Kholoud Al-Ajarma

 

 

Singing of Mecca and the Pilgrimage in Morocco

 

14.30-15.00

 

Cristina Moreno Almeida

 

 

Economic Censorship and Economies of Resistance: The Case of Rap Music in Morocco

 

15.00-15.30

 

Break

 

Coffee & tea

 

15.30-16.00

 

Deborah Kapchan

 

 

Listening to the Islamic Sublime between Morocco and France

 

16.00-17.00

 

 

Music In Practice

 

 

Rap Stories from Casablanca to the Netherlands. A video presentation by Moroccan rapper Dizzy DROS

 

17.00-17.30

 

Nathal M. Dessing

 

 

Closing remarks

Have a look at the abstracts and bios of the speakers in the programme booklet. Hardcopies of the booklet will be available at the conference. 

Participants

Convenors

The tenth annual conference of LUCIS is convened by Nathal Dessing, Bart Barendregt, Gabrielle van den Berg, and Cristiana Strava.

All are welcome but please make sure to register to secure your seat!  

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