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TopicConference Call for Papers: Historicizing the Shiʿi hadith Corpus

Hosted by Leiden University Centre for Islam and Society (LUCIS) and Shiʿi Studies Unit, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London (IIS) Date: June 24-26 2020 Location: Leiden University, the Netherlands Convenors: Hassan Ansari, Edmund Hayes, Gurdofarid Miskinzoda Abstract deadline: January 31st 2020 This conference will focus on the processes which led to the early production, […]

TopicConference Call for Papers: Historicizing the Shiʿi hadith Corpus

Hosted by Leiden University Centre for Islam and Society (LUCIS) and Shiʿi Studies Unit, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London (IIS) Date: June 24-26 2020 Location: Leiden University, the Netherlands Convenors: Hassan Ansari, Edmund Hayes, Gurdofarid Miskinzoda Abstract deadline: January 31st 2020 This conference will focus on the processes which led to the early production, […]

TopicConference Call for Papers: Historicizing the Shiʿi hadith Corpus

Hosted by Leiden University Centre for Islam and Society (LUCIS) and Shiʿi Studies Unit, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London (IIS) Date: June 24-26 2020 Location: Leiden University, the Netherlands Convenors: Hassan Ansari, Edmund Hayes, Gurdofarid Miskinzoda Abstract deadline: January 31st 2020 This conference will focus on the processes which led to the early production, […]

TopicConference Call for Papers: Historicizing the Shiʿi hadith Corpus

Hosted by Leiden University Centre for Islam and Society (LUCIS) and Shiʿi Studies Unit, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London (IIS) Date: June 24-26 2020 Location: Leiden University, the Netherlands Convenors: Hassan Ansari, Edmund Hayes, Gurdofarid Miskinzoda Abstract deadline: January 31st 2020 This conference will focus on the processes which led to the early production, […]

MemberMarika Snider

Marika Dalley Snider, PhD, AIA is a storyteller who celebrates the small, the forgotten, and the under-appreciated architecture and its associated people through film, research, and historic preservation. Marika teaches with both analog and digital media in architecture at Utah Valley University and is a practicing architect with a specialty in Historic Preservation. Previously, she was a project architect doing museum-quality restorations on (Ohio) state-owned historic sites. Projects include well-known sites like the houses of President Harding and Harriet Beecher Stowe, Hopewell and Fort Ancient indigenous sites, as well as historically-sensitive maintenance projects on lesser known sites. Marika’s traditional research examines architecture and urban space in the Middle East. Additionally, Marika is an a amateur documentary filmmaker whose films have been screened internationally.

MemberHannah Young

I am a historian of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain, with a particular interest in exploring the relationship between Britain and empire. My research explores gender and absentee slave-ownership in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. My work examines what it meant — materially, legally, symbolically — for men, and particularly women, to own property, both metropolitan and colonial, landed and in the form of other human beings. In doing so, it serves to complicate ideas about what it meant to be a slave-owner, ‘West Indian’ and absentee. I also have an interest in heritage and public history, particularly the ways that histories of empire and enslavement have – and haven’t – been remembered and represented in twenty-first-century Britain. I was historical advisor for the BAFTA-award winning BBC2 documentary Britain’s Forgotten Slave-owners (2015) and have worked at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where I undertook research exploring the relationship between British slave-ownership, collecting and the development of the Museum and, more broadly, encouraged them to confront the ‘difficult’ histories and practices built into the museum. A particular highlight was working with the poet and artist Victoria Adukwei Bulley, who responded to my research to create a series of five films entitled ‘A Series of Unfortunate Inheritances’.  

DepositLaurent y Málaga

Jean Laurent, of French origin, opened a photography studio in Madrid in the mid-1850s. During the following decades, between 1860 and 1880, he consolidated the most important photographic company in the Spain of the nineteenth century, in the style of the great European photographic houses. His work encompassed a large collection of sights and monuments of all Spain. This paper discusses the production of the Laurent House in Málaga and its province. Spanish abstract: Jean Laurent, de origen francés, abrió un estudio de fotografía en Madrid a mediados de la década de 1850. Durante las siguientes décadas, entre 1860 y 1880, consolidó la más importante empresa fotográfica de la España del siglo diecinueve, al estilo de las grandes casas fotográficas europeas. Su trabajo abarcaba una gran colección de vistas y monumentos de toda España. En este trabajo se analiza la producción de la Casa Laurent en Málaga y su provincia.

DepositDouble Talk (Doble discurso)

Spanish abstract: Este artículo comenta y desarrolla una noción semiótico-comunicativa introducida por Erving Goffman en su libro ‘La presentación de la persona en la vida cotidiana’ (1956). A lo que se comunica oficial o explícitamente en una interacción social hay que añadir lo que se comunica discreta o indirectamente a través de una serie de canales secundarios de comunicación, dando lugar al fenómeno que Goffman llama ‘double talk’, “doble discurso”. ___________________________________________________________________________________ English abstract: This paper expounds and develops a semiotic-communicative notion introduced by Erving Goffman in his book “The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life” (1956). To whatever is being communiated in an official or explicit way in a given social interaction one must add whatever is communicated discreetly or indirectly through a series of secondary communicational channels, giving rise to the phenomenon Goffman calls ‘double talk’.

DepositTake Her, She’s Yours

We say, you belong to me, or I belong to you. But is it possible to be possessed by others? And can we ever possess ourselves? In this raw and intimate account, Eva-Lynn Jagoe merges memoir with critical theory as she recounts the unraveling of everything she thought she knew about selfhood, relationships, and desire. Through the story of an upbringing in a patriarchal Spanish and American household, a dissociative and painful relationship towards men and power, and a chaotic marriage and divorce, she interrogates the destructive fantasy of possessive individualism that permeates our psyches and our cultural expectations. Woven through this narrative is an account of the unique relationship that Jagoe has with her psychoanalyst, in which she works through her tendency to give herself away to others, and learns to navigate the many contradictory selves that we all hold within us. This journey leads her to an enriched understanding of self-possession. Jagoe’s account of an examined life is inseparable from her commitment to the psychoanalytic, feminist, and queer theories that sustain and nourish her in her search for an expanded definition of self.

DepositA central italian coin with Dyonysus/Panther types, and contacts between Central Italy and Spain in the 2nd and 1rst centuries BC

Three “Dionysus / panther” coins are known from Catalonia, one from excavations at Cabrera de Mar. This is a key component of the Central Italian Assemblage of the Italo-Baetican series, and dates to the late 90s/early 80s BC. The excavation coin probably arrived during the Sertorian Wars (80–72 BC), certainly before 50 BC. We therefore review evidence of contacts between Hispania Citerior and Central Italy, Hispania Citerior and Ulterior, and Hispania Ulterior and Central Italy. We compare coins from the Cabrera de Mar Valley with Spanish coins from Minturnae. We reconsider the Isla Pedrosa wreck, which contained specimens of the Central Italian Assemblage, imported Italic ceramics from the Catalan coast and La Loba mine, and some of the more important wrecks between c. 200 and 50 BC. There is little evidence for maritime contact between Citerior and Ulterior, but better evidence, in each case, of contacts with central Italy. The relationship between the Central Italian and Baetican Assemblages of the Italo-Baetican series remains unclear.