Recent lectures and conference papers
by Martin van Bruinessen

 

2017

2016

“Southeast Asian Muslims in a globalizing world: Westernization, Arabization and indigenizing responses”, Keynote lecture, conference “New Silk Road, New Historical Path: 2016 International Conference of World History”, Chung Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, 4-5 November 2016. [read in my absence]

“Audio cassettes, maternal grandmothers and the re-discovery of Anatolia’s ethnic complexity”, paper presented at the workshop “Imagining and regulating ethnic and religious diversity in Turkey – Macro-configurations and micro-dynamics”, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, 8-9 July 2016.

“Kurdish identities and Kurdish nationalisms”, keynote lecture at the international conference “The Kurdish Issue”, Landesverteidigungsakademie / Institut für Friedenssicherung und Konfliktmanagement / International Institute for Peace / Österreichische Orientgesellschaft, Wien, 9-10 May 2016.

“Kurds and Kurdistan”, keynote talk at the symposium “2500 years of Kurdistan”, organised by the association Montium, Utrecht, Parnassos, 7 May 2016.

‘The Kurds in search of modes of self-governance’, keynote lecture presented at the international conference ‘Kürtlerin Yönetim Arayışları’ (‘The Kurds in search of governance’). Third Kurdish Studies Conference organised by the Ismail Beşikçi Vakfı, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, 30 April 2016.

‘On the watershed between two worlds: Hacî Qadr-î Koyî’, keynote lecture, conference ‘Di sedsala 19emîn de şairekî Kurd: Haci Qadirê Koyî’, Istanbul: Bilgi University, February 6, 2016. [text read in my absence]

2015

‘Tribe, party, cemaat: The articulation of Kurdish secular and Islamic social formations’, keynote lecture, Conference ‘A new Middle East: persistent authoritarianism(s) or prospects for democratization?’, Istanbul, Marmara University Faculty of Political Science and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 7-8 November 2015.

‘Koerden in de moderne geschiedenis van het Midden-Oosten’, lezing bij studentenvereniging Asafier, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 11 mei 2015.

‘Birinci Dünya Savaşı’nın Kürt Toplumu Üzerindeki Etkileri ve Kimlik Arayışları’, invited lecture in the series ‘Birinci Dünya Savaşı’nın 100. Yıl Etkinlikleri’ – 08. Tarih Vakfı, Ankara, 13 Mart 2015.

‘Tribes, cemaats, ethnic groups: shifting identities and social theorists’, theory seminar, Department of Sociology, Middle East Technical University, Ankara,  11 March 2015.

2014

‘Was there a conservative turn? What were its causes? Is it irreversible?’, keynote lecture at the 14th Annual International Conference on Islamic Studies (AICIS), organised by Indonesia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs, Balikpapan, 22-23 November 2014.

‘In the tradition or outside? Reflections on teachers and influences’, presentation at the international conference ‘Dynamics of the Studies on Indonesian Islam: Tribute to Karel Steenbrink and Martin van Bruinessen’, UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, 18-19 November 2014.

‘The Kurds and democracy in the Middle East’, lecture, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 12 November 2014.

‘Sufi orders, transnationalism, and localisation’, keynote speech, Studia Islamika International Conference ”Southeast Asian Islam: Legacy and new interpretation”, UIN Jakarta, August 14-15, 2014.

‘Experiences studying Kurds and Alevis’, lecture / seminar at IFEA, Institut Français des Études Anatoliennes, Istanbul, 21 May 2014.

‘Secularism and Political Islam in Turkey and Indonesia: A Comparison of State-Islam relations and social dynamics in two major Muslim countries’, presented at the conference ‘Reiventing Islamic Traditio in Indonesia and Turkey: Historical Roots, Current Status and Future Projections’, organized by the Turkish Branch of Nahdlatul Ulama, Istanbul, 18 May 2014. 

‘Kurdish identities and nationalisms in the 21st century’, paper presented at the conference ‘21. Yüzyılda Milliyetçilik: Teori ve Siyaset’, Ankara Üniversitesi Siyasal Bilgiler Fakültesi, 28-29 April 2014. 

‘1990’larda Kürdistan: kimlik politikaları, sivil toplum, kurumsallaşma çabaları’, keynote speech at the conference ‘90larda Kürdistan ve Kürtler’. organized by the Kürdoloji Çalışma Birimi, Bilgi Üniversitesi, Istanbul, 26-27 April 2014.

‘From Dalahu to Dersim. Comparisons between the religion of the people of Dersim and that of the Ahl-e Haqq of Dalahu’, paper presented at the International Symposium ‘Islamic Alternatives: Non-Mainstream Religions in Persianate Societies’, Seminar für Iranistik, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 11-12 April 2014.

2013

'Islam en democratie in Indonesie', lezing, Actualiteitenseminar: De relatie tussen Islam en democratie: een gecompliceerde relatie (georganiseerd door NGIZ, Clingendael en het Turkije Instituut), Instituut Clingendael, Den Haag, 16 december 2013.

‘Veneration of Satan among the Ahl-i Haqq (Yarsan) of Dalahu, South Kurdistan’, paper presented at the international seminar ‘The Diverse Heritage of Yezidi Tradition’,Jagiellonian University, Kraków, 13 November 2011.

“Aceh, Indonesia and the world: the dynamics of local, national and global values”, keynote lecture, International Seminar “Humanities and Beyond: Aceh, society and culture”, Milad ke-30 Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora & Milad 50 Tahun IAIN Ar-Raniry, Banda Aceh, 26 August, 2013.

"Another type of transnational Islam: Neo-Ottoman ventures in Europe and Asia", ARI Seminar, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, 10 July 2013.

"Comparing State-Islam Relations in Turkey and Indonesia", College of Social Sciences, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, 30 May 2013.

‘Secularism and Political Islam in Turkey and Indonesia: A Comparison of State-Islam relations and social dynamics in two major Muslim countries’, Department of Anthropology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, 24 May 2013.

“Muslim or Turkish mission to the world: da`wa, social welfare and the Fethullah Gülen movement”, presented at the workshop “Missionaries and democracy in Asia”, ARI-NUS, 12 April 2013.

“Sufi ‘orders’ in Southeast Asia: from private devotions to social network and corporate action”, presented at the “Workshop on Orders and Itineraries: Buddhist, Islamic and Christian Networks in Southern Asia, c. 900-1900”, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, 21-22 February 2013.

2012

“The 1937-38 Dersim campaigns: suppression of rebellion or genocide?”, presentation at the conference “The Dersim massacre (1935-38), Turkey and International Law”, European Parliament, 7 June 2012.

“Türk resmi tarih yazıcılığı, Oryantalist inşalar ve Kürt milliyetçi söylemleri arasında tarihlerinin nesnesi ve öznesi olarak Kürtler” (“The Kurds as objects and subjects of their history: between official Turkish historiography, Orientalist constructions and Kurdish nationalist claims”), invited lecture, Mardin Artuklu Üniversitesi, 30 April 2012.

“Kürt toplumunun temel birleyenleri” (“Basic determinants of Kurdish society”), keynote lecture, Kadim Akademi meeting “Kürt Kültürü ve Düşüncesi” (“Kurdish Culture and Thought”), Duhok University, 27 April 2012.

“Diversiteit in Turkije”, lezing bij opening fototentoonstelling Ebru, Bibliotheek Deventer, 22 april 2012.

Exile and identity: A century of Kurdish reflection in Europe and its feedback to Kurdistan”, keynote paper, conference “Kurdish Migration and Diaspora”, Hugo Valentine Centre, Uppsala Universitet, 12–13 April 2012.

“De betekenis van Newroz voor de Koerdische identiteit in Koerdistan en hier”, lezing ter gelegenheid Newrozreceptie FedKom, Stadhuis Den Haag, 27 maart 2012.

“Between a disappeared religious past and possible new futures: Haxhi Reshat Bardhi Dede and Albanian Bektashism in an era of transition”, paper presented to the international conference “Bektashism, its patriotic and spiritual values / Bektashizmi si vlerë shpirtërore dhe atdhetare”, Tirana, 3 March 2012.

“Rival definitions of Turkish Islam: The Fethullah Gülen movement and Alevi activists in conflict”, invited lecture, Institut für Ethnologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, 30 January 2012.

2011

“Indonesian Muslims and their place in the larger world of Islam”, public lecture, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Aga Khan University, London, 7 December 2011.

“Yezidis door de ogen van vroege Perzische, Koerdische en Turkse schrijvers”, lezing voor Yezidische Stichting Ronahî, Den Haag, 13 november 2011.

“Midyat ve Tur Abdin üzerine düşünceler” (“Reflections on Midyat and Tur Abdin”), presented at the International Midyat Symposium “Keşf-i Kadim: Matiate’den Midyat’a”, organized by Mardin Artuklu Üniversitesi, Midyat, October 7-9, 2011.

Indonesian Muslims and their place in the larger world of Islam”, paper presented at the 29th Indonesia Update conference, Australian National University, Canberra, September 30-October 1, 2011.

“Local, national and transnational Islam: the view from Cirebon”, keynote lecture at the Nordic Indonesia Studies Network (NISN) annual workshop, “Indonesian minorities – rights, plights and positions”, NIAS, Copenhagen, September 22-24, 2011.

The religious merit of everyday acts: the Fethullah Gülen movement and secular society”, lecture at the conference ”The Future of the Religious Past”, NWO, Amsterdam 16-18 June 2011.

“Discourses on Shariah in contemporary Indonesia, underlying social forces, and forms of resistance”, invited lecture, Institut pour l’Étude de l’Islam et des Sociétés Musulmanes Modernes (IISMM/EHESS), Paris, 9 June 2011.

“Overview of debates on zakat in Indonesia”, contribution the the exploratory workshop on “Zakat in Comparative Light”, Geneva: The Graduate Institute, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, 18-19 January 2011.

2010

“Dersim 38, toplumsal hafıza, kimlik arayışları, ve sözlü tarih”, talk at the “Dersim 37-38 Sözlü Tarih Projesi” meeting, Böblingen, Germany, 9 October 2010.

“Organization and discipline: putting hizmet to work”, paper presented at the conference “Mapping the Gülen movement”, Dialoog Academie and VISOR (VU Institute for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society), Amsterdam, 7 October 2010.

“Dersim’in tarihsel ve kültürel özelliği ve kimlik sorunu” [“The historical and cultural specificities of Dersim and the question of identity”], keynote speech at the I. Uluslararası Tunceli (Dersim) Sempozyumu [First International Dersim symposium], Tunceli University, Tunceli, 4-6 October 2010.

“Bilim özgürlüğü ve İsmail Beşikçi” [“Academic freedom and Ismail Beşikçi”], presented at the panel “Bilim ve düşünce özgürlüğü” of the 5. Karaburun Bilim Kongresi “Akademi ve Gündem”, Karaburun, Turkey, 2-5 September 2010.

“Ambities in Kirkuk: Koerden, Turkmenen en Arabieren tussen Ankara en Baghdad”, lezing voor de Koerdische Studentenvereniging Nederland, Utrecht, Universiteitsbibliotheek, 21 mei 2010.

“Aleviler ile Cumhuriyet: AKP hükümetinin ‘Alevi açılımı’ ve Alevilerin tepkileri’ ['The Alevis and the Republic: the AKP government's 'Alevi initiative' and the responses of Alevis'], invited lecture, Kulturzentrum Anatolischer Aleviten, Berlin, 25 April 2010.

“Eergerelateerd geweld: achterlijke traditie of reactie op modernisering?”, lezing op Conferentie “Eerwraak: Hulp vragen is geen gezichtsverlies”, georganiseerd door stichting Zebra Welzijn, Den Haag, 9 april 2010.

“What Happened to the Smiling Face of Indonesian Islam? Explaining the Conservative Turn in Post-Suharto Indonesia”, Luce Speaker Series on  Religion, Democracy, and Conflict, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University, 22 February 2010.  

“Reconstructions of Fiqh Among Indonesian Traditionalist Muslims”, invited lecture, The Middle East Institute, The Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and the Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion (CDTR), Columbia University, New York, 23 February 2010.

“Haji Bektash Veli – historical person and living symbol”, paper presented at the Haji Bektash Veli 800th Birthday Anniversary Symposium, Albania, 29 January 2010.

2009

“Islam dan sekularisme di Turki dan Indonesia”, invited lecture, PP Muhammadiyah, Yogyakarta, 14 December 2009.

“What happened to the smiling face of Indonesian Islam? ‘Liberal’, ‘progressive’ and ‘post-traditional’ Islam in the post-Suharto era”, public lecture, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 10 December 2009.

Turkey’s AKP government and its engagement with the Alevis and the Kurds”, paper presented at the International Symposium “The Otherness and Beyond: Dynamism between Group Formation and Identity in Modern Muslim Societies”, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, 5 December 2009.

“Post-Suharto changes in Indonesian Muslim discourse: transnational movements and local cultural resistance”, invited lecture, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, 4 December 2009.

“Indonesian Islam after Suharto: Islamism and local cultural resistance in a peripheral region”, invited lecture, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2 December 2009.

Modernism and anti-modernism in Indonesian Muslim responses to globalisation”, paper presented at the workshop on “Islam and Development in Southeast Asia: Southeast Asian Muslim responses to globalisation”, organised by the Research Institute of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency), Singapore, 21-22 November 2009.

“Mawlana Khalid in South-East Asia”, paper presented at the conference ‘Dîdar-î Cîhanî-y Mewlana Xalîd’ (‘International Meeting on Mawlana Khalid’), Silêmanî, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, 27-29 April 2009.

“Ulama, dakwah dan politik”, invited lecture, program Pascasarjana, STAIN Cirebon, 3 April 2009.

“Sejarah tarekat di Indonesia”, lecture presented at the Halaqoh ‘Tarekat dan Politik Ulama” Dalam Serangkaian acara Haul Al Marhumin Pondok Buntet Pesantren, Buntet, Cirebon, Kamis, 2 April 2009.

“Kiai dan politik pada masa pasca Orde Baru”, lecture presented at the seminar “Ulama, massa Islam dan Pemilu 2009”, organized by CISForm and Fakultas Ushuluddin, UIN Yogyakarta, 30 March 2009.

“Comparing Secularism and Political Islam in Turkey and Indonesia: Can Turkey’s AKP be a Model to be Followed in Indonesia?”, CISForm Annual Lecture 2009, Center for the Study of Islam and Social Transformation (CISForm), Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, 27 February 2009.


2008

“‘Ethnopolitics’ versus ethnonationalism in Turkey: struggles over the ethnic identity of Turkey’s Kurds”, lecture in the series “Turkish & Kurdish Nationalisms and Political Islam in Turkey”, Universiteit Gent, 3 December 2008.

“Islam in Indonesië”, college in de Interuniversitaire Indonesiëcursus 2008, Leiden, 2 december 2008.

“Indonesia’s ‘post-traditionalists’ (postra) and their engagement with modernism and tradition”, paper presented at the workshop “Understanding immanent critique: cultural politics and Islamic activism”, ISIM, Leiden, 28-29 November 2008.

“Justice or Prosperity? Changes and Shifts in Orientation in Indonesia’s Prosperous Justice Party PKS”, invited lecture, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, 4 November 2008.

“Justice or Prosperity? Indonesia’s Prosperous Justice Party between Islamism and neo-liberalism”, paper presented at the conference “The Post-Islamist turn: Shifting character of Islamism”, Leiden, ISIM, 18 September 2008.

“Koerdische cultuur en de mogelijke betekenis ervan voor de samenleving van Den Haag”, lezing op symposium van Koerdische culturele verenigingen en Haagse kunstzinnige instellingen georganiseerd door Unit MCI van de Stichting MOOI, Concordia, Den Haag, 25 juni 2008.

“Verschuivende patronen in eergerelateerd geweld in Nederland”, toespraak bij de herdenking van de moord op Zeynep Boral, Alkmaar, 11 juni 2008.

“Ehmedê Xanî’s Mem û Zîn and its role in the emergence of Kurdish national awareness”, paper presented at the International Ehmedê Xanî Symposium, during the 8th Diyarbakır Festival of Culture and Arts, Diyarbakır, 31 May 2008.

"Radical Islam, religious minorities and citizenship", contribution to panel "Region, religion, ethnicity ... and citizenship?", at conference "Indonesia Ten Years After (1998-2008)", University of Amsterdam, 23 May 2008.

"Recente opwekkingsbewegingen in Turkijes seculiere religie", lezing op het seminar "Dynamics of Islamic culture", Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, 16 mei 2008.

"Grensoverschreidingen : geopolitiek en identiteitspolitiek”, Studium Generale, serie “Over de grenzen van Turkije”, Universiteit Leiden, 20 februari 2008.

“Les Kurdes”, invited lecture in the series « Le Moyen-Orient, zone de conflit? », Collège de France / Institut d’études de l’Islam et des Sociétés du Monde Musulman, Paris, 12 February 2008.

“Comparing Turkish and Indonesian Islam: does it make sense?”, Journée d’études “Indonésie – Turquie: l’islam en pays ‘laïc’”, IISMM-EHESS, Paris, 12 février 2008.

“The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) of Indonesia: just another prosperous establishment party?”, Journée d’études “Indonésie – Turquie: l’islam en pays ‘laïc’”, IISMM-EHESS, Paris, 12 February 2008.
 

2007

"Religious politics in modern Turkey", lecture in Studium Generale programme, Wageningen University, 20 November 2007.

"Indonesian Islamists and Democracy", paper presented at the seminar "Islam and democratization in Indonesia", organized by the Institute of International Relations, Prague and the Indonesian Embassy in Prague, 20 June 2007.

"Islam and democracy: Indonesian experiences and perspectives", talk, European Policy Centre, Brussels, 19 June 2007.

"Transnational Islam and local practices between fundamentalism and Islamic liberalism", talk at the Consultative workshop "Alternatives to Fundamentalisms - developing a knowledge programme", HIVOS / Kosmopolis Institute, The Hague, 30 May 2007. 

"Sufism and modernity", ISIM staff seminar, Leiden, 1 May 2007. 

"Can Indonesian-Dutch co-operation contribute to easing the relationship between Islam and the West?", address at the conference "Considering a comprehensive partnership. The bilateral relations between Indonesia and the Netherlands", organized by the Netherlands chapter of the Society for International Development (SID), the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD), and NCDO. The Hague, Parliament House, 27 April 2007.

"Globalization of religions: the case of Islam", presented at the "Author meets critics seminar: Peter Beyer's Religions in Global Society," Utrecht University, 19 March 2007.


2006

"The emergence of Islamophobia in the Netherlands", paper presented at the International Seminar "Challenging Stereotypes in Europe and the Islamic World: Working Together for Constructive Policies and Partnerships", organized by ICIP (International Center for Islam and Pluralism) and the Finnish Embassy, Jakarta, 23 November, 2006.

"Latar belakang bekembangnya gerakan radikal Islam di Indonesia", talk at Talk at API (Asosiasi Peduli Indonesia), Jakarta, 21 November 2006.

“Nurcholish Madjid, Abdurrahman Wahid, and Their Intellectual Heirs: Liberal and Progressive Muslim Discourse in Contemporary Indonesia”, paper presented at the conference “Reflections on Muslim Intellectual History: Farewell Conference of Professor Abdulkader Tayob”, ISIM & Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, 10 November 2006.

“De huidige situatie in het Midden-Oosten en de Koerdische kwestie”, lezing, programma Walcheren Mozaïek, Middelburg, 9 november 2006. 

“The Islamic mass organisations in Indonesia; the issue of Shari’ah and the role of the Council of Islamic Scholars (MUI)”, talk at the Seminar ‘The Conservative Turn in Indonesian Islam’, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Oslo, 6 October 2006.

"Konflik agama di Indonesia: mencari akar dan alternative penyelesaiannya", talk at the Seminar "Mediasi dan resolusi konflik", Pusat Mediasi IAIN Walisongo, Semarang, 3 August 2006.

"State rituals and their surrogates: responses to Islam in Turkey, Iran and the Netherlands", keynote lecture at "Religion and Power, International Conference on The Future of the Religious Past (NWO). Amsterdam, 26 June 2006. 

"Zaza's, Koerden of Zaza-Koerden?" Lezing, Koerdische Studentenvereniging Nederland (KSVN), Amsterdam, 11 mei 2006. 

"Radikalisme Islam dan anti-Islam di Belanda", invited lecture, P3M, Jakarta, 20 April 2006.

"Tarekat menhadapi globalisasi dan neoliberalisme", invited lecture, NU headquarters, Jakarta, 18 April 2006.

"After van Gogh: roots of anti-Muslim rage", paper presented at the workshop "Public debates about Islam in Europe: how and why 'immigrants' became 'Muslims'" (convened by Stefano Allievi and Martin van Bruinessen), Seventh Mediterranean Social and Political Research Meeting, Florence & Montecatini Terme, 22-26 March 2006, organised by the Mediterranean Program of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute.

“Koerden in Irak: Wat hebben oorlog, verkiezingen en de grondwet veranderd?” Lezing, SIB Utrecht, 7 februari 2006.


2005

"Anti-Semitism in Indonesia today and the connection between the Arab and Asian world”, presentation at seminar "Anti-Semitism today: a phenomenon of globalisation? Differences and parallels between anti-Semitism in Europe and Asia", Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD), Amsterdam, 2 December 2005.

"’Popular’ practices, state rituals, and contestation: the suppression and revival of Sufi orders and associated practices", paper presented at the Colloque “Le monde turco-iranien en question: évolution historique et perspective d’avenir”, organised by the Institut universitaire d’études du développement (IUED) and the Institut universitaire de hautes etudes internationals (HEI), Genève, 10-11 November 2005.

"The Kurds: still an emerging nation?" Paper presented at the seminar on "The Kurdish issue and the EU", European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris, 28 October 2005.

"Contesting religious authority in modern Indonesia", paper presented at the Final Conference of the KNAW Research Programme "The Dissemination of Religious Authority in Twentieth Century Indonesia", Bogor, 7-9 July, 2005.

"Iraq: Kurdish challenges." Paper presented at the First Meeting of the Task Force on the Middle East, European Union Institute of Security Studies (ISS-EU). Paris, 14 February 2005.

"Between Salafism and Sufism: Contested Muslim religious authority in Indonesia", lecture delivered at the Institute Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, 18 January 2005. 


2004

"Çokkültürlülük ve edebiyat" ["Multiculturalism and literatures"], lecture given at the 2. Diyarbakir Edebiyat Günleri [2nd Diyarbakir Festival of Literatures], Diyarbakir, 4 December 2004.

"Minderheden en minderheidsrechten in Turkije", lezing voor de Syriac Universal Alliance, Hengelo, 2 december 2004.

"The Kurdish question: whose question, whose answers? The Kurdish movement seen by the Kurds and their neighbours". Wadie Jwaideh Memorial Lecture in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures & Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program, Indiana University, Bloomington, 19 November 2004. 
[A Kurdish (Sorani) translation by Hassan Ghazi is available at http://ruwange.blogspot.com/2007/09/blog-post_22.html]

"Triomf van de religie? Moderniteit, islam, Europa". Lezing voor de alumni van de Universiteit Utrecht, afd. Zwolle, 2 november 2004. 

"Production of Islamic knowledge in Western Europe". UNESCO lecture, University of Birmingham, Faculty of Theology and Religion, Birmingham, 27 October 2004.

"Sufism, popular religiosity and heterodoxy: disappearance or resurgence in modernity?". Paper, workshop "Islam and the ideas and practices of modernity", ISIM, Leiden, 30 September - 1 October 2004.

"Changing patterns of religious authority and dissemination of Islam in Indonesia", paper presented  at the conference "Indonesia in Transition: Reform, Crises, Conflicts, Continuities", Amsterdam, KNAW, 25 August 2004. 

"Turks-islamitische bewegingen en het democratiseringsproces in Turkije", lezing, Clingendael, 18 juni 2004.

"Nederland, de islam en de sociale wetenschappen", lezing voor de SWR (Sociaal- Wetenschappelijke Raad), Leusden, 4 juni 2004.

"'Traditionalist' and 'Islamist' pesantrens in Indonesia", paper presented at the workshop 'The Madrasa in Asia, transnational linkages and alleged or real political activities', ISIM, Leiden, 24-25 May 2004.

"De Indonesische verkiezingen van 2004 en de islamitische partijen", lezing, Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, Leiden, 30 maart 2004.

"The media and Islamic inclusive teachings", paper presented at the International Islamic Scholars Conference, organized by Nahdlatul Ulama and the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, Jakarta, 23-25 February 2004.  abstract

"Transnational Islam, regional conflict, and conspiracy theories in post-Suharto Indonesia: a view from Java", seminar lecture, Institut für Völkerkunde, Universität zu Köln, 27 January 2004. 


2003

"Clashes between or within civilizations? Meeting of cultures in Anatolia and Western Europe", paper presented at the Panel “Meeting of Anatolian and European Civilizations”, 6th Film and History Festival / Galatasaray University, Istanbul, 13 December 2003.

"De Koerden in beweging: issues, mobilisatie en organisatie". Lezing, Vrienden van het IISG, Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis, Amsterdam, 4 december 2003.

“Transnationalism and the polarisation of Indonesia’s Muslim community”, Workshop “Transnational Religious Identities and Policies”, York University Centre for Asian Research, Toronto, 23-24 October 2003.  abstract

“Islam in Indonesië, ontwikkelingen en tendensen”, KITLV-Indisch Huis lezing, Den Haag, 28 september 2003.

“Hasankeyf, een levend museum”. Toespraak bij de opening van de fototentoonstelling over Hasankeyf, Volksbuurtmuseum, Den Haag, 17 september 2003.

“Genealogi gerakan Islam radikal dan masyarakat sipil di Indonesia“, talk and discussion at ICIP (International Center for Islam and Pluralism), Jakarta, September 9, 2003.

“Rational charisma: Indonesia’s living saints in the closing years of the Suharto era”, paper presented at the international conference “Sufism and the ‘modern’ in Islam” organised by ISIM, Griffith University and PPIM (Jakarta), Bogor, September 4-6, 2003.

"Konflik & kekerasan di Indonesia: pergeseran nilai atau problem minoritas", talk and discussion at Kontras, Jakarta, August 28, 2003.

"Post-Suharto Muslim engagements with civil society and democracy”, paper presented at the Third International Conference and Workshop “Indonesia in Transition”, organised by the KNAW and Labsosio, Universitas Indonesia, August 24-28, 2003. Universitas Indonesia, Depok.

The Kurds, Turkey and Iran after America’s Iraq war: new possibilities?”, paper presented at the expert meeting “Justice, security and democracy”, International Dialogues Foundation, The Hague, 25 May 2003.

“Na de oorlog in Irak: de positie van Turkije en de Koerden”, discussiebijeenkomst Groen Links, Utrecht, 22 mei 2003.

"Making and unmaking religious authority in Western Europe", paper presented at the workshop "The production of Islamic knowledge in Western Europe", 4th Mediterranean Social and Political Research Meeting, Robert Schuman Institute, European University Institute, Florence - Montecatini Terme, 19-23 March 2003.

“The Middle East and the Kurdish issue”, public lecture at the International Institute for Muslim Unity, International Islamic University Malaysia, 17 January 2003.

“Current developments among Islamist movements in Indonesia”, talk given at the Institute for Strategic and International Studies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13 January 2003.

“Current developments regarding the Kurdish issue”, talk given at ABIM headquarters, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13 January 2003.


2002

“Innerkurdische Herrschaftsverhältnisse und ihre Auswirkungen auf Parteien und Politik in der Türkei und im Irak”, Tagung “Kurden im Irak und in der Türkei: Ihre Zukunft zwischen Agas, Sheiks und Öl-Multis”, Evangelische Akademie Bad Boll, 6-8 December 2002.

“Koerden, Turken, Alevieten: debatten over etnische identiteit in Turkije en in de diaspora”, Turkse Studenten Vereniging / Theater De Evenaar, Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, 19 october 2002.

“Diversiteit in de islam”. Studium Generale, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 2 october 2002.

Wahhabi influences in Indonesia”, Journée d’Etudes du CEIFR (EHESS-CNRS) et MSH sur le Wahhabisme. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 10 June, 2002.

“Shari`a en jihad: radikale islamitische stromingen in het huidige Indonesië", jaarvergadering KITLV, Leiden, 8 juni 2002.

“The Kurds and Globalization”, Kurdish cultural week, Kurdish Library and Kurdish Federation, Stockholm, May 25, 2002.

“Voor God of bevrijding? [over Hizbullah, jihad en martelaarschap in Libanon]”. Thema-avond in serie 
“Dilemma’s in de nieuwe oorlog”, Nijmeegs platform tegen de nieuwe oorlog, Nijmegen, 23 mei 2002.

“Traditional Muslim education in Indonesia: the pesantren”, Madrasa Workshop, ISIM & Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, 16 mei 2002.

“De betekenis van de jihad in de islam”. Symposium “Religie: middel of obstakel voor vrede?”, Studium Generale Utrecht, 13 mei 2002.

“De Koerdische kwestie in Turkije”, lezing en discussie, S.I.B. Leiden, 19 maart 2002.


2001

Contending varieties of Muslim politics in post-Suharto Indonesia”. Colloque “Political Islam at the dawn of the twenty-first century”, Tehran, Institute for Political and International Studies and Institut Français de Recherches Iraniennes, 28-29 October 2001.

“Is an anthropology of Islam possible and what is its object?”, seminaire “Aires culturelles
à la marge, sciences sociales à la marge”, Institut d’Etudes de l’Islam et des Sociétés du Monde Musulman (IISMM/EHESS), Paris, 15 mai 2001.

“Transformations de la hétérodoxie en Turquie et en Indonésie: Alevisme et Kebatinan”, seminaire “L’islam dans le sous-continent indo-pakistanais”, EHESS, Paris, 14 mai 2001.

“La nature et les usages de la violence dans le conflit kurde”, seminaire “Histoire et sociologie de la violence au Moyen-Orient”, EHESS, Paris, 7 mai 2001.

“Les Etats, les tribus et le mouvement kurde”, seminaire “Histoire et sociologie de la violence au Moyen-Orient”, EHESS, Paris, 30 avril 2001.

“‘The production of Islamic knowledge in Western Europe’, presentation of a research programme developed at ISIM”. International Workshop “Muslim minority societies in Europe”, Universität Erfurt, 1-4 March 2001.

“Transnational Islam in Malaysia and Indonesia. Comments on Hefner”. NIOD/IIAS seminar series 'SE Asia Across Borders', March 1, 2001.

“Kurden und kurdische Kultur im Exil”. Podiumsdiskussion “Kurden im europäischen Exil”, Museum für Völkerkunde, Hamburg, 23. Februar 2001.


2000

“Muslims, Minorities and Modernity: The restructuring of heterodoxy in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.” Inaugural lecture, Utrecht University, 21 November 2000.

“The Kurdish question in Turkey”. Summer University “Communities, citizenship and social links”, organised by Bilgi University and Transeuropéennes, Istanbul, 16 July-3 August 2000 (lecture on 29 July).

“Ebb and flow of political Islam in Indonesia: the Muslim students’ association HMI and its radical breakaway section HMI-MPO”. International conference “Vingt ans après…: quel bilan pour les mouvements islamistes contemporains? An assessment of modern Islamist movements”, organised by Sciences Po and ISIM, Paris, 21-24 June 2000.

“Moslims en Christenen in het nieuwe Indonesië”, lezing, 42e Pasar Malam Besar, Den Haag, 16 juni 2000.

“Ulama, Muslim intellectuals and politics”. Lecture in the series “Themes in Muslim politics”, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 8 June 2000.  Presented in different form at the conference for Ph.D. students in the field of Islamic studies, ISIM, 14 June 2000.

“Islam in Indonesië: de ruggegraat voor civil society of jihad?”  Gastcollege in reeks “State and Society in Indonesia”, PSCW, UvA, 30 mei 2000.

“Political and Regional Dynamics of Islam.” Conference “Regional Economy and Policies in Indonesia”, University of Leiden, Department of Anthropology, May 15-17, 2000.

“Les communautés hétérodoxes du Kurdistan: Ahl-i Haqq, Yezidis et Alevis: organisation socio-religieuse et rituels”, lezing, Institut National de Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris, 5 mai 2000.

“Koerdistan, land , geschiedenis en cultuur”. Inleiding. Festival “Cultureel Gekleurd”, Middelburg, 22 april 2000.

“The structure of Kurdish society, the states, and ethnicity”. Conference “Ethnicity and the State: Kurds in the Middle East”, organised by the Iraq Studies Annual Seminar (ICF) in co-operation with the Centre of Near & Middle Eastern Studies, SOAS & the Department of Politics & Sociology, Birkbeck College, London, March 25-26, 2000.

“Islam en politiek in Indonesië”, gastcollege in de reeks Islam en politiek, UvA, 15 maart 2000.

“Indonesië sinds de val van Soeharto”. Nederlands Genootschap Internationale Zaken, afd. Utrecht. 25 februari 2000.

“Latar belakang konflik antar umat di Indonesia pada masa kini”, Seminar ICMI Orwil Eropa “Sumber Konflik Antar Umat Beragama di Indonesia”, Den Haag, Indonesische Ambassade, 12 februari 2000.

“Atjeh: verzet tegen Nederlands en Javaans kolonialisme”, lezingencyclus “Europa onder de halve maan”, Felix Meritis / Europees Centrum voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen, Amsterdam, 31 januari 2000.

“The politics of Islam in Indonesia today”, European Social Science Java Network 12th Annual Workshop, Amsterdam, 20-22 January, 2000.

“Derebeys, Banditen, Aleviten: Soziale Formationen der Peripherie des osmanischen Reiches; Anfänge einer Zivilgesellschaft in Anatolien?”, Symposium “Das Alevitentum und die Anatolische Volkskultur im osmanischen Reich / Osmanlı döneminde Anadolu halk kültürü ve Alevilik”, Bielefeld, 15-16.1.2000.


1999

"The Kurdish case". Summer University  "Community Strategies in Civil Society", Transeuropéennes and Bilgi University, Istanbul, July 17, 1999.

"Kurdish ethnonationalism and violence". International colloquium "Ethnic construction and political violence", organised by the Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. Cortona, July 2-3, 1999.

"The political role of Islam in Indonesia and Malaysia", Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, 4 juni 1999.

"Deux institutions centrales de la structure sociale du Kurdistan, la tribu et l'ordre mystique". Conférence, INALCO, Paris, May 6, 1999.

"Transnational aspects of the Kurdish question". Seminar, Robert Schuman Institute, European University, Florence, May 3, 1999.

"The global and the local in Indonesian Islam". Seminar, Amsterdam School for Social Research, Amsterdam, April 19, 1999.

"Newroz, Halabja en Öcalan, nationale symbolen van de Koerden", Koerdische studentenvereniging en Studium Generale, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, 16 maart 1999.

"Mulla Mustafa Barzani, national symbol of the Kurds", Barzani Memorial lecture, House of Commons, London, March 15, 1999.

"Réflections sur l'arrêt de Abdullah Öcalan et ses conséquences potentielles pour les relations kurde-européennes". Institut Kurde de Paris, 23 februari 1999.

"De opkomst van de Islam vanaf de jaren tachtig". Lezing, discussieavond "De politieke toekomst van Indonesië en de rol van de Islam in het bijzonder", SIB, Amsterdam, 18 februari 1999.

"De Koerdische kwestie: een nationale beweging van een staatloos volk", lezing, Geografische Studentenvereniging Ibn Battuta, Universiteit Groningen, 26 januari 1999.

"Kurds, states, and tribes". Conference "Tribes and Powers in the Middle East", London, SOAS, Birkbeck College and Iraqi Cultural Forum, January 23-24, 1999.

 

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