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International Workshop "Anthropology of Islam. Research in Moscow region"

International Workshop organized by the HSE Institute for Social Policy with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung in Russia

May 21, 2019

Contact person: Dmitry Oparin +7 916 108 45 48 dimaoparin@hotmail.com

The international workshop on the anthropology of Islam will feature recent research on the everyday practices of Muslims in Moscow and the Moscow region. Everyday Islam (everyday lived Islam) is concise and convenient concept that establishes a basis for anthropological enquiry beyond mosques, formal religious institutions, sacred places, and halal shops. Looking at Islam within the framework of everyday life of believers, localizing Muslim outside the traditional Muslim field allows researchers to better understand the identity of modern Muslims, trace the religious dynamics of individuals, try to move away from the norm in the field of research of living and flexible religion. The concept returns the agency to ordinary Muslims, "legitimizes" doubts, reflection, emphasizes the anthropologist's often overlooked dimensions and manifestations in the religious field - personal experience of informants, the dynamics of their religiosity, their ideas about Islam and about themselves as Muslims.

The Moscow region is the most dynamic and large-scale migration magnet of the entire post-Soviet space, it is one of the main Muslim centers of Russia. The workshop will provide an opportunity for researchers and all interested to look at the diversity of the Moscow Muslim space in the context of modern migration and urban development, translocal and transnational processes.



The spiritual industry of migrants from Central Asia in Moscow

Anna Cieslewska, Institute of Oriental Studies, Jagiellonian University in Krakow

12: 15-13: 00

Imaginary mosque communities in Russia: migrants from Central Asia in Moscow

Rano Turaeva, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

13: 00-13: 45

Possession and Exorcism in the Moscow migration context

Dmitry Oparin, MSU, HSE

14: 00-14: 45

Break 14: 45-15: 45

Moscow's Ismailis

Tokhir Kalandarov, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences

15: 45-16: 30

Ismaili organization in Moscow: structure, activity and influence of the organization on the integration processes of migrants from the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast into the host society

Zuzanna Blajet, Institute of Oriental Studies, Jagiellonian University in Krakow

16: 30-17: 15

Not only Juma: collective practices of Muslims of the capital region as a form of manifestation of religious identity

Alena Guskova, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences

17: 30-18: 15

The evolution of the Muslim funeral and memorial rites among Moscow Tatars

Marat Safarov

18: 15-19: 00

The role of Islam in the self-realization of Muslim converts in modern Moscow

Eva Rogaar, University of Illinois

19: 00-19: 45

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