Members of the Laboratory at the conference “Scriptures of the East: Problems of Translation and Interpretation”
Розов В.А. Зв On October 30, members of the Laboratory Vladimir Rozov and Oleg Sokolov took part in the conference “Scripturesof the East: Problems of Translation and Interpretation” at the Institute of Asian and African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow). Vladimir Rozov presented report “Sound Symbolism in the Quran: Functional and Comparative Analysis” and Oleg Sokolov spoke about Arabographic manuscripts from the collection of the Gorky Library at Saint Petersburg State University as sources for studying the rites of passage among Muslims of the Volga-Ural region.(more…)
Laboratory members and students of Islamic Studies Program at the meeting of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society
On October 3the Grand Opening of the Conference “200 years of diplomatic support of the Russian presence in the Middle East: the history of the creation and activities of the Asian Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Empire” was held at the Hermitage Theater. The opening ceremony of the conference was attended by: Chairman of Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society Sergey Stepashin, Director of the State Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky, and other officials, diplomats and specialists, as well as foreign diplomats from the Middle East. Members of the Laboratory Oleg Redkin and Olga Bernikova participated in the meeting, as well as students of the Faculty of Asian and African Studies of St. Petersburg State University, studying at the bachelor’s program “Islamic Studies” and “Arabic Philology”.(more…)
Lectures of Vladimir Bobrovnikov at the Faculty of Asian and African Studies of St. Petersburg State University
On October 2 at St. Petersburg State University, Vadimir Bobrovnikov from the Department of Central Asia and the Caucasus at the Institute of Asian and African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences delivered lectures for students of undergraduate and graduate programs in Islamic studies.
The first lecture, “Legal Pluralism and Customs among Muslims of the Russian Empire,” was devoted to various aspects of the interaction of three sources of law: adat, Sharia and secular law, as well as concerned the activities of Muslim judges and the specifics of the functioning of the waqf institution. In the second lecture, “The cult of saints in Islam: discourses, practices, politics,” Vladimir Bovrovnikov spoke about the variety of approaches to studying the Ziyara (visiting sacred objects) ritual in domestic and world Islamic studies and the attitude to this rite in various regions of the Muslim world.