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two lovers separated during the nationalistic shifts of the balkan wars exchange a handkerchief....again, this follows on from my last post on fabric and ritual...
Posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments
The song whose lyrics I published in my last blog post is this one, from a Turkish soap opera broadcast several years ago.
Posted on January 3, 2013 at 11:39am
At the moment I am grappling a bit with Clifford Geertz in an attempt to get a firmer background in classical anthropological texts, although of course that can be both a blessing in a curse. On the one hand I am learning the language of Anthro and its ancestor cult (!) but I also risk adopting ideas that have been morei ntegrated, critiqued, surpassed etc...by now. I risk being out of touch. Oh well!
While looking at Geertz have the impression that my emphasis on contextualization is…Continue
Posted on January 3, 2013 at 11:00am — 7 Comments
So, I have recently returned from a conference/summer school on Meso-American traditional healing practices at the University of New Mexico. The participants were an interesting mix of academics and practitioners with the slant towards a general audience amongst the presenters.I am hoping to continue connecting to the scholars at the program, which is repeated every summer in Albuquerque.I gave a couple of short presentations on popular beliefs and healing practices in Turkish culture. Its…Continue
Posted on August 2, 2012 at 12:28pm — 6 Comments
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Just stumbled on the following and thought it might be up your alley.
Yes, of course! He's buried in the dergah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya. I always visit them together. We're waiting for you :) xx
No wonder I've noticed the calligraphy from Bursa just now. I've spent most of last month doing fieldwork in a southern Bosnian village with no internet connection. The 'Arts of Memory' panel went really well and I would love to get your abstract before sending a book proposal out, if you have time of course.
The calligraphy is very interesting. I will soon post some photos I've taken in an old Qaderiyya tekke of Hadzi Sinan in Sarajevo. The outer walls are adorned with some of the finest calligraphy I've seen. You should definitely come and do some research here. :)