Presenter/s: Professor Emerita Pnina Werbner, Keele University, UK; Flavia Agnes, MAJLIS, India; Nursyahbani Katjasungkana, LBH-APIK, Indonesia
Event type: Workshop
Event date: Thursday, 17 December 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, 18 December 2015 - 5:00pm
Event venue: Room 1.04, HC Coombs Extension (Building 9), ANU
A two-day international workshop exploring Islam, gender relations and women’s agency in terms of India–Indonesia connections and comparisons.
This workshop will investigate connections, comparisons and contrasts between Muslim cultures in India and Indonesia, with a particular focus on gender relations, family and personal law.
- Professor Emerita Pnina Werbner (Keele University, UK)
- Flavia Agnes (MAJLIS, India)
- Nursyahbani Katjasungkana (LBH-APIK, Indonesia)
Please register online
Papers will explore themes such as:
- Gender and social/cultural identity of Muslim women
- Popular culture/media treatments of Muslim women and personal law
- Generational differences and intergenerational transformations
- Marriage practices: marriage laws; shariah and custom; polygamy
- Sexuality and reproduction
- Modes of divorce and women’s agency
- Changing Islamic everyday normative practice and gender relations
- Modes and practices of social and ritual seclusion of women
- Roles of women in Islamic calendrical rituals and life-cycle rituals
- Islamic women as religious and secular leaders, scholars and practitioners
For further Information, contact Kirsty.Wissing@anu.edu.au.
There is no registration fee for this workshop, but please register for catering numbers. Register online here.
This event is sponsored by the ANU Gender Institute.