Program of the International Workshop 
“The Asian madrasa:
transnational linkages and real or alleged political roles”

Organized by the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM, Leiden)
in co-operation with the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies (ZMO, Berlin)

Leiden, 24-25 May 2004



Monday, 24 May 2004

13.30  Adil Mehdi   (The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)
          “The Imaginary Taliban: Indian Madrasas and the Spectre of Terrorism”

14.15  Farish Noor (Centre for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin)
          “Victims of Superpower Realpolitik? The Uncertain Fate of Malaysian and Indonesian Students
          Studying in the Madrasahs of Pakistan in the age of the 'War Against Terror'”

15.30  Dietrich Reetz (Centre for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin)
          “Facing the challenges: old and new trends in the Darul-Ulum Deoband after the split in 1982”

16.15  Yoginder Sikand (ISIM, Leiden)
“Voices for reform in the Indian madrasas”

Tuesday, 25 May 2004

09.00   Mareike Winkelmann (ISIM, Leiden)
            “Girls’ madrasas in contemporary India”

09.45  Jackie Armijo (Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE)
           “The Recent Revival of Islamic Education in China and its Linkages with International Centers
            of Islamic Learning”

10.30  Christine Hunner (Universität Bochum)
          “Forms of religiosity among students and teachers in Islamic training centres in Azerbaijan”

11.45  Noorhaidi Hasan (International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden)
            “The Salafi madrasas in Indonesia: history, profile, and network”

12.30  Martin van Bruinessen (ISIM, Leiden)
“‘Traditionalist’ and ‘Islamist’ pesantren in contemporary Indonesia”