Politics of Conversion Workshop Part II


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June 6 & 7, 2016, McGill University, Montreal
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MONDAY JUNE 6
We will travel together by taxi to the Jesuit Archives, where the workshop will convene. Please gather at the northwest corner of Stanley and Sherbrooke (the taxi stand) at 9AM. For Montrealers who will make their own way, the address for the Jesuit archives is 25, rue Jarry Ouest. Directions at http://archivesjesuites.ca/en/visiting-the-archive/

9:20-9:30
Coffee and welcome at the Archives

 

9:30-10:15
Introduction to the Archives
Theresa Rowat, Director, The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada and Jacques Monet, S.J., Historian

 

10:15-10:30
Opening remarks: Torrance Kirby and Paul Yachnin

10:30-12
Case study session on the Meissen porcelain statue of the death of St Francis Xavier
Ben Schmidt

12-12:30
Return McGill for lunch at the Elizabeth Wirth Music Building
527 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, rm A832 (8th floor).

12:30-1:30
Lunch

1:30-2:15
“Laughter as a conversionary force: politics and power in seventeenth-century eastern North America”
Robin Macdonald

2:15-2:30
Break

2:30-4
“A Universal Agent of Regeneration: Alchemy and Prophecy in pre-Reformation Italy”
Matteo Soranzo
“Machiavellian Conversions”
José-Juan Lopez-Portillo

4-4:15
Break

4:15-5
“Paul’s Cross and the Politics of Conversion in Tudor England”
Torrance Kirby

5:30-7
Reception, Birks Building, 3520 rue University, hosted by the Centre for Research on Religion

8
Dinner, Le Taj, 2077 Rue Stanley

TUESDAY JUNE 7
Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, rm A832 (8th floor). 527 rue Sherbrooke Oues

8:30-9
Morning Coffee

9-10:30
Case study session
Peter Lake

10:30-10:45
Break

10:45-12:15
“The Homoerotics of Conversion or Desiring Empire”
Abdulhamit Arvas
“Millenarianism, moriscos, and the Maghrib: eschatology in Ahmad b. Abī Jum‘ah al-Maghrāwī al-Wahrānī’s (d. 1511) 1504 fatwā and the political cost of inaction”
Abdullah Farooqi

12:15-1:15
Lunch

1:15-2:45
“Conversion and the Ear: Early Modern European Travelers Listen to the Islamic Call to Prayer”
Carla Zecher
“Circumvolution of the Faithful: Confraternities and Devotion in 18th-Century Mexico City”
Clara García Ayluardo

2:45-3
Break

3-4:30
“The Geography of Things Unseen: Haunting Shylock in Early Modern London”
Steven Mullaney
“Signs Taken for Divinity: Converting God’s Will into Human Tragedy in Hamlet”
Jane Degenhardt

4:30-5
Wrap-up discussion: What have we learned?