The International Intensive Summer School of Sufi Studies to be hosted at Üsküdar University


The International Intensive Summer School of Sufi Studies to be hosted at Üsküdar University
Üsküdar University’s Institute for Sufi Studies will be organizing an intensive international summer school on Sufi studies with support from the Kerim Foundation. World-renowned scholars of Islamic studies such as Carl W. Ernst, Sachiko Murata, William C. Chittick and James Morris will hold classes at the summer school.
Üsküdar University’s Institute for Sufi Studies will hold an intensive international summer school on Sufi Studies during 16-29 July 2018 with the support of the Kerim Foundation. From abroad, Prof. Carl W. Ernst, Prof. Sachiko Murata, Prof. William C. Chittick, and Prof. James Morris have been invited to give classes at the summer school. The program will also include courses by Prof. Dr. Emine Yeniterzi, Prof. Dr. Mahmud Erol Kilic, Dr. Canguzel Guner Zulfikar, and Dr. Muhammed Bedirhan.

Public lectures will be given
Organized around a multi-layered course system, the program will include the TSV542 Sufi Texts in English graduate seminar, seminars on topics related to Sufi studies, close readings of Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Turkish Sufi texts, and public lectures.
Depending on the course content of the summer school program, text analysis will be conducted at the Suleymaniye Library and the Prime Ministerial Ottoman Archives. Visits to historical sites and movie screenings will also be included in the program.

An English-language Program
While the summer school will be held in English, seminars and public lectures will be supported by English to Turkish simultaneous translation.
Üsküdar University will provide fellowships inclusive of free housing with breakfast for students accepted to the summer school from outside of Istanbul and from abroad.
Graduate students, researchers involved in Sufi studies, and interested parties can apply to the program from within Turkey and abroad until June 25, 2018.
For details and how to apply to the summer school, please visit this link: http://tasavvuf.uskudar.edu.tr/en/announcement/191/application-and-registration-guide-for-the-international-intensive-summer-school-of-sufi-studies

Summer School Program
TSV542 Sufi Texts in English graduate class and seminars
Carl W. Ernst, Methodology of Sufi Studies
Sachiko Murata, Islamic Thought in Chinese
William C. Chittick, The Divine Names in Sufi Theory
James Morris, Mysteries and Presence: Exploring the Foundations of the Path
Mahmud Erol Kılıç, Ottoman Ibn Arabi Commentators
Cangüzel Güner Zülfikar, Ottoman Sufi Institutions

Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Turkish Sufi Texts classes
James Morris, Readings from Ibn Arabi’s Futuhat al-Makkiyya
Mohammed Rustom, Readings from ‘Ayn al-Qudat Hamadani’s Tamhidat
Emine Yeniterzi, Ottoman Sufi Texts
Canguzel Guner Zulfikar, Ottoman Sufi Texts
Muhammed Bedirhan, Ottoman Sufi Texts

Public Lectures
Carl W. Ernst, Sachiko Murata, William C. Chittick, Cemalnur Sargut, Mahmud Erol Kilic

Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)