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Conference Schedule

ReOrienting the Veil


All events (except Ackland Art gallery tour) were held in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium,

at the FedEx Global Education Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Free parking was available under the building for conference participants.


Friday, February 22


4:45 PM                       Registration


5:30 PM                       Introduction and Welcome Remarks

–Sahar Amer, Professor of Asian Studies

–Jonathan Hartlyn, Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences


5:45 PM                       Session 1 — Arts, Politics, and the Veil

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Maryam Eskandari, had to cancel her participation in the conference.

Chair: Juliane Hammer

–Banu Gökarıksel, “Harmonizing Inner and Outer Beauty: Aesthetics of Veiling Fashion in Turkey”

–Todd Drake, “Images of Self: Collaboration, Contemporary Practice, and Social Activism in Art”

Respondent: Ellen McLarney


7:30 – 8:30 PM            Reception and Art Viewing


Saturday, February 23


9:00 AM                      Morning Coffee and Registration


9:30 AM                      Session 2 — Veiling in Europe

Chair: Martine Antle

–Marilia Marchetti, “Veiling in Italy: Tradition and Innovations”

–Typhaine LeServot, “Humor and the Veil in the Internet Age”

Respondent: Claudia Koontz


11:00 AM                    Coffee Break


11:15 AM                    Session 3 – Ethics and Aesthetics of Veiling

Chair: Sahar Amer

–Carla Jones, “The Edge of Modesty: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Lace in Indonesian Islamic Fashion”

–Elizabeth Bucar, “Ethics, Aesthetics, and Ambiguity: The Cultivation of Virtues through Visual Culture”

Respondent: Banu Gökariksel


12:45-1:45 PM                        Lunch (on your own, then walk to Ackland Art Museum)


2:00-3:30 PM            Session 4 — Study Gallery on Veiling: Ackland Art Museum Tour (then walk back to GEC for coffee and the afternoon sessions)


3:45 PM                       Coffee and Books at the GEC


4:15-5:10 PM             Session 5 –Veiling, Modesty and Sports

Chair: Banu Gökariksel

–Homa Hoodfar: “The Politics of Veiling, Code of Modesty and Women’s Sport in the Islamic Republic of Iran and Beyond”


5:15-5:45 PM             Concluding Remarks: miriam cooke


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