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May 07, 2013

Penang and the Hajj

Call for Papers
Penang and the Hajj

August 17-18, 2013
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Keynote address by Prof. Eric Tagliacozzo (Cornell)

From the 18th century until the 1970s, Penang was a port of embarkation for aspiring pilgrims travelling by ship to the holy lands. The conference organizers seek papers for a workshop on the Penang and the Hajj, for example: the businesses of Penang Sheikh hajis/pilgrim brokers especially Hadhrami operators and the service industry at the port cluster; religious, social and cultural change stimulated by Hajj returnees; colonial regulations on hajj travel; travel preparations for the pilgrimage; socio-economic dimensions of hajj travel. Paper proposals should consist of an abstract of 300-500 words and short biographical information (100-150 words) and should be sent to Abdur-Razzaq Lubis at namorasende@gmail.com. Abstracts should be submitted by May 6, 2013. The workshop is organised by Penang Heritage Trust www.pht.org.my/ and Think City www.thinkcity.com.my/.

Posted by katemw at May 7, 2013 08:31 AM

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