Islam and Mediterranean in Modern Times

Palazzo Rasponi, piazza J. F. Kennedy 12, Ravenna

International conference

The international conference «Islam and the Mediterranean  in Modern Times» aims to analyze the complexity of the relations between Islam and the western civilization in a historical perspective.

The time span to be analyzed goes from the end of 18th century until the contemporary age.
The international conference will be scheduled in three sessions: 1.Islam and the Encounter with the Western Civilization. – 2. Islam, Colonialism, Decolonization. – 3. Islam and the Mediterranean today.

The result of the international conference will be a contribution to the interpretation of the controversial encounter of Islam with the Western Civilization during modern times, in particular in the fields of lawphilosophy and religion.
In addition, the age of colonialism in the 19th century will be analyzed with the aim of interpreting the questions of  assimilations and mutual influences between Islam and the western world at the institutional, legal and cultural levels.
A fundamental result will also be the criticism against the Euro-Mediterranean relations in order to point out the necessity of overcoming the conditionality principle that has always characterized the European attitude toward the Arab Muslim peoples and introducing the perspective of an interdependency that allows the creation of a Mediterranean space of mutual acknowledgment among all the peoples living in  this area.

THURSDAY, 3rd MAY, h. 9.15

Welcome addresses

1 – ISLAM AND THE ENCOUNTER WITH THE WESTERN CIVILIZATION (18th-19th centuries):

  • Islamic law and the western legal traditions
  • Continuities, contaminations and assimilations
  • Islam and modernity
  • Islam: philosophy and religion. The problem of religious pluralism

2 – ISLAM, COLONIALISM AND DECOLONIZATION:

  • Principles of colonial law: metropolitan law, specific law for the colony, muslim law
  • Islam and decolonization 3. The heritage of colonialism and the current debate

FRIDAY, 4th MAY, h. 9.30

Welcome addresses

3 – ISLAM AND THE MEDITERRANEAN TODAY

  • Islam in Europe
  • History and redefinition of the Mediterranean area
  • Euro-Mediterranean policies towards the Arab Muslim world: from the Constitution of EEC, through the Barcelona Process, to the Union for the
    Mediterranean (UfM)

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Carla Rossi
Orari di ricevimento
dal lunedì al giovedì 8.30 - 13.30 14.30 - 17.30
venerdì 8.30 - 13.30