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Conference in Tehran: Cities of Pilgrimage & Experience of Cities of Central Asia of Globalization

International Anthropological Conference will be held next December 19th-21st, 2005 at Artists' Forum, (Taleqani, Shahid Musavi St,) in Tehran organized by International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Commission on Urban Anthropology. The themes of the conference are: Cities of Pilgrimage & Experience of Cities of Central Asia of Globalization



International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)

Commission on Urban Anthropology



Cities of Pilgrimage & Experience of Cities of Central Asia of Globalization


December 19th-21st, 2005

Artists' Forum, Tehran, Iran


Monday, December 19th, Morning Session:


9AM - 10:00 AM       Registration

10:00-12:00                 Opening Session

Chairperson:                Professor Ghaus Ansari, Chairman of the Commission on Urban Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria                                           

Speakers:                     Speaker of honor: To be announced

                                    Mohammad Reza Khoshnevis: Head of Cultural Studies Bureau

                                    Soheila Shahshahani: Organizer of the Conference

Professor John Eade: "Globalization, Urban Change and Pilgrimage: Espressing Religion in a World of Structured Flow"                    

                                    Projection of Film


12:00-13:30                 Lunch


First Afternoon Session:

Chairperson:                Peter J.M. Nas , University of Leiden                  

                                    And Executive Secretary of the IUAES

13:30-13:50                 Dr. Hossein Sarrami, University of Esfahan

                                    "A Glance at Cities of Pilgrimage"

13:50-14:10                 Dr. Marek Smurzynsk,

                                    "The Sacred Space and the Space of Pilgrimage around the Naranj

                                    Teppe in  the South of Kabul"

14:10-14:30                 Professor Lina Melkomian, Azad University                    

                                    "The Days of Pilgrimage at the Churches of Jolfa in Esfahan"

14:30-14:50                 Discussion of Three Papers

14:50-15:00                 Coffee Break


Second Afternoon Session


15:00-17:00                 Chairperson: Professor John Eade

15:00-15:20                 Dr. Anna Tozzi, University of Napoli

                                    "Cairo's City of the Dead as Site of Ancient and Contemporary                  


15:20-15:40                 Dr. Tiziana Ciavardini, University of Rome[1]

                                    "Night Pilgrimage to the Madonna of Divine Love Sanctuary in


15:40-16:00                 Cathelijne De Busser, University of Amsterdam

"Places of Pilgrimage as representations of Territorial Identities: A Comparison between Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and Altotting (Bavaria, Germany)"

16:00-16:20                 Dr. Freek Colombijn, University of Amsterdam

16:20-17:00                 Discussion of Five Papers


December 20th, Morning Session:


9:00-12:00                   Chairperson: Professor Jeorg Janzen, Frei Universitat, Berlin

9:00-9:20                     Dr.Morteza Nourayi, University of Esfahan

                                    "Pilgrims and Permanent Residency in the Holy Cities: C. Study

                                    Of Mashhad, Iran, in the 20th century"

9:20-9:50                     Mag.Danila Mayer, University of Vienna

                                    "Cities of Pilgrimage: Mariazell, Holy Mother, Pray for us ...
9:50-10:10                   Dr. Ali Soltanzadeh, Bureau of Cultural Research

                                    "Taj Mahal, As A Place for Pilgrimage"

10:30-10:45                 Discussion of Three Papers


10:45-11:00                 Coffee Break


11:00-11:20                 Dr. Ali Murat Yel

                                    "Catholic Pilgrimage at the Town of Fatima in Portugal

11:20-11:40                 Professor AbdulRahman Momin, University of Bombay

                                    "Sufi Shrines in Focal Points of Integration in India"

11:40-12:00                 Discussion of Two Papers


12:00-13:00                 Lunch


First Afternoon Session

13:00-14:20                Chairperson: Mary Hegland, University of California

13:00-13:20                Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh, New School for Social Research, N.Y.

                                   "Tehran in the Context of Globalization"

13:20-13:40                Arnauld Ruffier,

                                   "The Time of Choice: Change in Multilateral Relations &           

                                   Corresponding National Identity"

13:40-15:00                Dr. Mohammad Shahbazi, & Dr. Mehri Fadavi, Jackson State


                                   "Globalization and Public Health"

15:00-15:20                Discussion of Three Papers


15:20-15:30                Coffee Break


Second Afternoon Session


14:00-15:30                Chairperson: Freek Colombijn, Univ. of Amsterdam

14:00-14:20                Dr. Laurent Bazin, CNRS, Paris

                                   "Migrant Labor & Social Change in Uzbekistan"

14:20-14:40                Dr. Mary Hegland, University of California, Irvine

                                   "Male Migrant Labor leaves Tajik Women on their own:
                                    Tending Shop, Running the Farm and Caring for in-laws"


14:40-15:00                Coffee Break


15:00-15:20                Dr. Marie Percot, CNRS, Paris

"Indian Nurses in the Gulf: Migration as a Step towards more Agency"

                                    Dr. Agnes Jeanjean, CNRS, Paris

                       "Waste and Powers: Political and Symbolic effects due to Priv.

                                    Of Urban Sanitation Services"

15:20-15:40                 Dr. Jijiao Zhang,

"Migrant Adaptation Strategies in Urban Areas: Case Study of Malaysia"


15:40-16:00                 Discussion of Five papers

16:00-17:00                 Film Projection


December 21st, Morning Session



9-10:30                        Chairperson: Dr. Tiziana Ciavardini, Rome

9:00-9:20                     Professor Peter Nas, University of Leiden & Jaffe Rivke,

9:20-9:40                     Professor Jean During, University of Strasbourg

                                    "From Rural to Urban: The Flow of Music"

9:40-10:00                   Ioda Dadajanova, Institut of Arts Sciences, Academy of Arts, Tashkent                    

                                    "Globalization and Gender: Dilemmas in Uzbek Music"

10:00-10:20                 Kerstin Klenke, Volkswagen Foundation

"Eurasian Grooves: Popular Music in Uzbekistan, Its Transnational Trajectories and Boundaries"


10.20-10.40                                  Discussion of Four Paper

10:40-10:50                 Coffee Break


10:50-12:00                 Chairperson: Professor Jean During

10:50-11:10                 Aftendil Erkinov, University of Uzbekistan


11:10-11-30                 Dr. Olina Habieva     


11:30-12:00                 Projection of Film and Discussion of Two Papers and the Film


12:00-13:00                 Lunch


First Afternoon Session


13:00-13:20                 Chairperson: Dr. Mohammad Shahbazi

13:00-13:20                 Professor Jeorg Janzen, University of Berlin & Thomas

                                    "Ulanbaataar Pilgrimage Site"

13:20-13:40                 Ma'soumeh Dahmandel, School of Theology, Tehran University

                                    "Pilgrimage Sites in Eastern Province of Sistan, Iran"

13:40-15:00                 Mag. Danila Mayer, University of Vienna

                                    "Cities of Central Asia: Asghabad, The City of Love. A contri.

                                    To Visual Anthropology"

15:00-15:15                 Coffee Break


Second Afternoon Session


15:15-17:00                 Chairperson: Dr. Soheila Shahshahani, Shahid Beheshti University

15:15-15:35                 Tahereh Taban, Azad University

                                    Globalization of Iranian Symbolism: Example of Graphic Arts

15:35-15:55                 Dr. Atebayee,

                                    "Iranian Cinema as an Example of Gained Global Space"

15:55-17:00                 Discussion and Summing up of the Conference

                                    Professor Ghaus Ansari, Prof. Peter Nas, Prof. Jean During

[1] INFO: Dr. Tiziana Ciavardini -  - - email:

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