Keynote Speakers

Ragnhild Johnsrud Zorgati (University of Oslo): “Narrating the Middle East in Nineteenth-century Scandinavia: Travelogues, Academic essays, Novels, Paintings, and Photography in-between Myth and Reality.”

Charles Kurzman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “Myth-Making and Reality-Making in Middle East Political Movements.”

Zareena Grewal (Yale University): “Where in the World is the Muslim World? The Middle East and Global Islam.”

Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen (University of Copenhagen): “The Prophet Muhammad in Myth and Reality.”