MESA 2003 Panel

Ilex Foundation hosted a panel entitled “Dreaming Across Boundaries: Divination in Islamic Lands,” at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting on November 7–9, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Visit the MESA web site for more information.


Richard W. Bulliet, Columbia University


Mohsen Ashtiany, Columbia University

Paper topics and presenters

“Dreams in the Manaqib of a Moroccan Sufi Shaykh: ‘Abd al-Aziz ad-Dabbagh (d. 1719)”
Jonathan G. Katz, Oregon State University

“An Early Muslim Autobiographical Dream Narrative: Abu Ja’far Al-Qayini and His Vision of the Prophet Mohammed”
John C. Lamoreaux, Southern Methodist University

“Divination and Dream Imagery”
Serpil Bagci, Hacettepe University

“The Dream as a Narrative Device in the Shâhnâma”
Olga M. Davidson, Brandeis University

“Dream as Prophecy in the Work of Al-Ghazali”
Eric Ormsby, McGill University