CSI Research Afternoon

An Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies research event
Date30 March 2022
Time13:30 to 16:30
PlaceInstitute of Arabic and Islamic Studies

‘Satan is with the individual’: The liminal and ambiguous Devil

Join us for an afternoon of presentations from our own Dr Istvan Kristo-Nagy, Dr Zohar Hadromi-Allouche (Trinity College, Dublin) and others examining the Devil in Islamicate and comparative contexts. 

 

CSI Research Seminar
30th March 2022, 13:30-16:30,
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies LT1
‘SATAN IS WITH THE INDIVIDUAL’
THE LIMINAL AND AMBIGUOUS DEVIL


Join us for an afternoon of three presentations examining the Devil in Islamic and
comparative contexts.


13:30 Welcome


13:40-14:30 Dr Zohar Hadromi-Allouche
Demon and the egg: liminal demonology in Islam.
Presentation (30 minutes) and Q&A (20 minutes).
Dr Zohar Hadromi-Allouche is an assistant professor in Classical Islamic
Religious Thought and Dialogue in Trinity College Dublin.
She edited the volume Fallen animals: Art, religion, literature, Lanham, Maryland
and London, UK, Lexington Books, 2017, and co-edited with Aine Larkin Fall
narratives: An interdisciplinary perspective, London, Routledge, 2016.
Her research examines transitional elements, themes and characters within the Islamic
tradition, as well as between Islam and other religious traditions, such as divinehuman relations, gendered and fallen characters, and demonology.


14:30-15:20 Dr István T Kristó-Nagy
Faces of the Islamic Devil
Presentation (30 minutes) and Q&A (20 minutes).
Dr István T. Kristó-Nagy is a senior lecturer in Institute of Arabic and Islamic
Studies at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies of the University of Exeter.
He has published on Islamic social and intellectual history, political and religious
thought, wisdom literature and art. He authored La pensée d’Ibn al-Muqaffaʽ. Un «
agent double » dans le monde persan et arabe (Versailles: Éditions de Paris, 2013)
and co-edited with Robert Gleave two volumes: Violence in Islamic Thought from the
Qurʾān to the Mongols (Edinburgh University Press, 2015), and Violence in Islamic
Thought from the Mongols to European Imperialism (Edinburgh University Press,
2017).


15:20-15:40 Coffee break.


15:40-16:30 Dr Geoffrey Hughes
Envy, the Devil and the Problem of Evil in Contemporary Jordan
Presentation (30 minutes) and Q&A (20 minutes).
Dr Geoffrey Hughes is a lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Exeter.
His work focuses on Islam, ethics, and the politics of everyday life in contemporary
Jordan. His first book, Affection and Mercy: Kinship, Islam and the Politics of
Marriage in Jordan, tracks a series of social engineering projects seeking to transform
Jordanian society by offering families new ways to marry. He is currently writing a
book about how Jordanians think about the politics of social media uptake in their
country tentatively titled Social Media Tribes.


ProviderInstitute of Arab and Islamic Studies

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