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Image as Animation: Mysticism, Magic, and Poetry in Byzantine Christian and Islamic Religious Experience


May 10, 2013
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Board Room, Stanford Humanities Center

Workshop co-sponsored by the Department of Art & Art History, the Department of Religious Studies, the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Sohaib & Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, and the Stanford Humanities Center.

By simultaneously exploring Greek Christian and Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Islamic sources, this workshop focuses on the metaphysical dimension of “image;” the connections between “image making” and magic; as well as “image” understood as a creation of the mouth, breath, and orality and manifested in the actions of the body such as prayer, the singing of psalms, or the recitation of the Qur’an and poetry.

For a complete program and abstracts of the papers, see the conference website.