Dreaming History: Pilgrimage Economy and Spiritual Authority in Cntemporary Central Java, Indonesia

13 Feb 2015


Ismail Fajrie Alatas, to present on the Muslim pilgrims on pious journeys to visit the tombs of Muslim saints scattered around Java. Mr. Alatas will present his research on the process of history-making that enable sites to become popular pilgrimage destinations. Comprehending these dynamics in turn provides a contextual glimpse into the various negotiations that constitute the formation of Islamic spiritual authority. Ismail Fajrie Alatas is in the joint doctoral program in Anthropology & History, University of Michigan

Event Date: 
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Sponsored By: 
Department of Religous Studies, Dietrich School of Arts and Sceinces, University of Pittsburgh
Linda Penkower, penkower@pitt.edu
602 Cathedral of Learning
Target Audience: 
Higher Education
Presenter Type: 
Visiting Scholar/Faculty