Monday, December 19th, Morning Session:                                                                                                                                                                        

9AM 10:00 AM      Registration   

10:00-12:00            Opening Session                                                                                                                                                                            

Chairperson:   Professor Ghaus Ansari, Chairman of the Commission on Urban Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria                                          

Speakers:       Mohammad Reza Khoshnevis: Head of Cultural Studies Bureau, Soheila Shahshahani: Organizer                                                                            

Prof. John Eade: "Globalization, Urban Change and Pilgrimage: Espressing Religion in a World of Structured Flow"                                                                

First Afternoon Session  Chairperson:   Peter J.M. Nas , University of Leiden and Executive Secretary of IUAES  

13:30-13:50  Dr. Hossein Sarrami, University of Esfahan: "A Glance at Cities of Pilgrimage"  

13:50-14:10  Dr. Marek Smurzynsk: "The Sacred Space and the Space of Pilgrimage around the Naranj Teppe in  the South of Kabul"

14:10-14:30  Professor Lina Melkomian, Azad University : "The Days of Pilgrimage at the Churches of Jolfa in Esfahan

Second Afternoon Session   Chairperson: Professor John Eade 

15:00-15:20  Dr. Anna Tozzi, University of Naples, Italy

 "Cairo's City of the Dead as Site of Ancient and Contemporary  Pilgrimages"                                                                                                            

15:20-15:40  Dr. Tiziana Ciavardini, University of Rome: "Night Pilgrimage to the Madonna of Divine Love Sanctuary in Rome"                                              

15:40-16:00  Cathelijne De Busser, University of Amsterdam: "Places of Pilgrimage as representations of Territorial Identities:                                           Comparison between Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and Altotting (Bavaria, Germany)"                                                                                                     

16:00-16:20  Dr. Freek Colombijn, University of Amsterdam                                                                                                                                                     

16:20-17:00   Discussion of the Papers                                                                                                                                                                            

December 20th, Morning Session: Chairperson: Professor Jeorg Janzen, Frei Universitat, Berlin                                                                                     

9:00-9:20  Dr.Morteza Nourayi, University of Esfahan:  "Pilgrims and Permanent Residency in the Holy Cities: C. Study of Mashhad in the 20th century"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

9:20-9:50  Mag.Danila Mayer, University of Vienna: "Cities of Pilgrimage: Mariazell, Holy Mother, Pray for us "                                                                      

9:50-10:10 Dr. Ali Soltanzadeh, Bureau of Cultural Research: "Taj Mahal, As A Place for Pilgrimage"                                                                                     

10:30-10:45  Discussion of Three Papers                                                                                                                                                                                 

11:00-11:20  Dr. Ali Murat Yel: "Catholic Pilgrimage at the Town of Fatima in Portugal                                                                                                             

11:20-11:40  Professor AbdulRahman Momin, University of Bombay:: "Sufi Shrines in Focal Points of Integration in India"                                                      

11:40-12:00  Discussion of Two Papers                                                                                                                                                                                     

First Afternoon Session                                                                     Chairperson: Mary Hegland, University of California                                                                                                                          

13:00-13:20   Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh, New School for Social Research, N.Y.:  "Tehran in the Context of Globalization"                                                             

13:20-13:40   Arnauld Ruffier: "The Time of Choice: Change in Multilateral Relations &  Corresponding National Identity"                                                       

13:40-15:00   Dr. Mohammad Shahbazi, & Dr. Mehri Fadavi, Jackson State University: "Globalization and Public Health"                                                   

Second Afternoon Session                                                                                                                                                                           Chairperson: Freek Colombijn, Univ. of Amsterdam                                                                                                                

14:00-14:20  Dr. Laurent Bazin, CNRS, Paris : "Migrant Labor & Social Change in Uzbekistan"                                                                                                

14:20-14:40  Dr. Mary Hegland, University of California,                                                                                                                                                             "Male Migrant Labor leaves Tajik Women on their own: Tending Shop, Running the Farm and Caring for in-laws"

15:00-15:20  Dr. Marie Percot, CNRS, Paris: "Indian Nurses in the Gulf: Migration as a Step towards more Agency"                                                                  

Dr. Agnes Jeanjean, CNRS, Paris :"Waste and Powers: Political and Symbolic effects due to Priv. Of Urban Sanitation Services"                                        

15:20-15:40  Dr. Jijiao Zhang: "Migrant Adaptation Strategies in Urban Areas: Case Study of Malaysia"                                                                                

15:40-16:00  Discussion of Five papers and Film Projection                                                                                                                                            

December 21st, Morning Session  Chairperson: Dr. Tiziana Ciavardini, Rome                                                                                                                    

9:00-9:20  Professor Peter Nas, University of Leiden & Jaffe Rivke                                                                                                                                           

9:20-9:40  Professor Jean During, University of Strasbourg: "From Rural to Urban: The Flow of Music"                                                                                  

9:40-10:00 Ioda Dadajanova, Institut of Arts Sciences, Academy of Arts, Tashkent: "Globalization and Gender: Dilemmas in Uzbek Music"                        

10:00-10:20  Kerstin Klenke, Volkswagen Foundation: "Eurasian Grooves: Popular Music in Uzbekistan, Its Transnational Trajectories and Boundaries"   

11:30-12:00  Projection of Film and Discussion of The Papers and the Film                                                                                                                               

First Afternoon Session                                                                                                                                                                                       Chairperson: Dr. Mohammad Shahbazi                                                                                                                                            

13:00-13:20  Professor Jeorg Janzen, University of Berlin & Thomas: "Ulanbaataar Pilgrimage Site"                                                                                       

13:20-13:40  Ma'soumeh Dahmandel, Tehran University: "Pilgrimage Sites in Eastern Province of Sistan, Iran"                                                                      

13:40-15:00   Mag. Danila Mayer, University of Vienna: "Cities of Central Asia: Asghabad, The City of Love"                                                                   

 Second Afternoon Session                                                                                                                                                                            Chairperson: Dr. Soheila Shahshahani, Shahid Beheshti University                                                                                     

15:15-15:35    Tahereh Taban, Azad University: "Globalization of Iranian Symbolism: Example of Graphic Arts"                                                                      

15:35-15:55    Dr. Atebayee: "Iranian Cinema as an Example of Gained Global Space"                                                                                                           

15:55-17:00    Discussion and Summing up of the Conference