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Sufism from Empire to Republic

Thursday, February 23, 2023, 2:30 pm – Friday, February 24, 2023, 6:00 pm

Sufism from Empire to Republic

The workshop will explore legacies, trajectories, and transformations of Sufi traditions in the Turkish Republic following the legal prohibition of Sufi orders by the state. The goal of the workshop is to bring together scholars who work on various aspects of the topic including ritual, museumization, tekkes, architecture, intellectual developments, institutional transformations, national religion, visual arts, literature, and culture, broadly conceived. One of the main motivations for this event is to try to gain a better perspective on what we know and do not know about Sufi lodges, orders, institutions, rituals and ideas in the late Ottoman/republican period. What continued, what transformed, what disappeared, what was invented, re-invented or revived?

Organized by Brett Wilson (CEU)

Further details: TBA