January 25, 2018

09:00-09:30  Opening and welcome – Ahmad Dallal, Dean of Georgetown University in Qatar

09:30-10:45  Key note: "The Surface of Things: A History of Photography from the Swahili Coast" - Prita Meier, New York  University

Coffee Break

11:00 -12:45 Panel 1, Socialism and Socialist Legacies

"Ethiopia and Yemen: a Tale in Three Acts" - Bahru Zewde, Addis Ababa University

"Exposed spies, conspiring sheikhs and flying cattle: Conflating socialism, superpower interests and Somali segmentary society in the 1970s" - Radoslav Yordanov, Columbia University

"Rural Modernities: Comparing Socialisms and Postsocialisms in China, India, and Tanzania" - Uday Chandra, Georgetown University in Qatar

"The Party and the Gun: African Liberation, Asian Comrades and Socialist Political Technologies" - Harry Verhoeven, Georgetown University in Qatar

Lunch Break

13:45-15:30 Panel 2, Modernity and Islam

"Religion as Discourse: conversion and commitment to Jihad in South Africa" - Abdulkader Tayob, University of Cape Town

"Itineraries of Islam: Law, Constitutionalism and Translation across Asia" - Iza Hussin, Cambridge University

"Body, Worker, Object: The Radical Feminist Aesthetics of Mahashweta Devi’s Breast Stories" – Paromita Chakrabarti, University of Mumbai

Coffee Break

15:45-17:30 Panel 3, Arts and Architecture

"Indian Films in East Africa Theaters: Circuits of Distribution and Community Engagement" - Laura Fair, Michigan State University

"Cold War Realties, Postcolonial Fantasies in Tanzania" - Abdullahi Ibrahim, University of Missouri

"Slavery, Oil, and Abolition in Qatar in the late 1940s and early 1950s" - Ahmad Sikainga, Ohio State University

"Samhani: Narrating Justice and Clemency in Zanzibar" - Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin, Independent Writer

Reading of Arab Perceptions of the Indian Ocean: The Kingdom of Women” – Abdallah Al Bashir, University of Khartoum

17:30 Closing remarks-  Reza Pirbhai, Georgetown University in Qatar
                                      Henry Schwarz, Georgetown University

19:30 Dinner Remarks
Race Relations between Africans & East Indians in Guyana & the Caribbean." – Rosemary Kilkenny, Georgetown University in Washington D.C.