Islamic Aesthetics -seminar

27.10.2008 - 28.10.2008
Islamic aesthetics, 27th – 28th October 2008

A symposium organised by The Finnish Society for Aesthetics and the Finnish Oriental Society, House of the Sciences (Tieteiden talo), Room 104.

Programme

Monday 27th October

10.15        Opening words,
Ulla-Maija Kulonen, Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Helsinki
Pauline von Bonsdorff, Chair of the Finnish Society for Aesthetics and
Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, Professor of Arabic and Islamic studies, University of Helsinki

10.45        Robert Hillenbrand, University of Edinburgh, The Making of an Islamic Aesthetic: The Umayyad Response to the Mediterranean Heritage, 650-750
12.00        Lunch break

13.30        Sylvia Akar, University of Helsinki, Islam and the Arts
14.15        Ingvild Flaskerud, University of Tromsø, Aesthetics and Devotion

15        Coffee

15.30        Taneli Kukkonen, University of Jyväskylä, The Beautiful, The Good, and the True: Aesthetic Issues in Islamic Philosophy
16.15        Inka Maukola, University of Helsinki, The Idea of the Microcosm and Islamic Aesthetics

19.00         Dinner

Tuesday 28th October

9.30        Lale Behzadi, University of Göttingen, Categories of Proper Language in Classical Arabic Literature

10.45   Coffee

11.15        Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, University of Helsinki, The Surah of Joseph as Literature
12.00        Lunch break

13.30        Thomas Hoffmann, University of Copenhagen, “Abundantly in knowledge and body” Cognitive Semantics, Aesthetics, and the Qur’ânic Sublime
14.15         Mikko Viitamäki, University of Helsinki, “Offer me wine from Medina” The changing aesthetics of mystic poetry in South Asia

15.00        Coffee

15.30        Pauline v Bonsdorff, University of Jyväskylä, Aesthetic experience and cultural understanding

16.15        Concluding discussion
 
For further information about this event please contact the treasurer of the Finnish Society for Aesthetics Janne Vanhanen (janne.vanhanen (at) helsinki.fi) or secretary Kalle Puolakka (kalle.puolakka (at) helsinki.fi).