CONFERENCE DAY ONE : 3rd December 2018

Arrival of the guests

04 December 2018/ Tuesday

08.00 - 09.30

Registration & Arrival of Guests

09:30 - 10:45 

Opening Ceremony

Opening Remarks:
Dr. Abbas Panakkal (Chairman, IBICS)
Prof. K.K.N Kurup
(Director General, Ma’din Academia for Research and International Studies)
H.E. Mr. Mohamed MALIKI
Ambassador of His Majesty the King of Morocco to India (Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal & Sri Lanka)

Mr. Thottathil Ravindran (Kozhikkod Corporation)
Mr. M.K Raghavan (Member of Parliament, Kozhikkode)
Prof. M.G.S. Narayanan ( Former Chairman, Indian Council for Historic Research)
Mr. Hamid Ahmed (Hamdard Foundation)

Souvenirs presentation

Disperse of the opening ceremony

Vote of Thanks:
Mr. Umer Melmuri

10: 45- 11: 00 


11: 00- 12:00 


Subject:  An Educated Muslim on the Frontiers of Islam

Prof. Ross Dunn
(San Diego State University. USA)

12: 00 - 01: 30 



Dr. Morgan Davis

Paper 1

Ibn Batuta, Malabar and Globalisation

Prof. K.P Fabian
(Professor at Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi, Former Ambassador)

Paper 2

Where the Wander Meets the Saint: Ibn Battuta in India’s Far East

Prof. K M Baharul Islam
(Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla)

Paper 3

A Panoramic Account of Ibn Batuta’s Voyage to Maritime South Asia

Prof. Arshad Islam
(Head of Department of History and Civilization, International Islamic University, Malaysia)

13: 30 - 14: 30 

Lunch break

14: 30 – 16:00 



Dr. Edward Iron
(Director, The Honkong Institute for Culture, Commerce and Religion)

Paper 1

Between Shahnameh and ZizhiTongjian (Comprehensive Mirror in Aid of Governance): Understanding Virtue Ethics in KUTADGU BILIG In CHINA

Shaojin Chai
(Ministry of Culture, United Arab Emirates)

Paper 2

Trade ,tradition, and silk route from Zheng He sailing to west ocean to belt and road construction.

Prof. Zhang Yuanpeng
(Director, Institute of World Economy, China)

Paper 3

Dialogue and Fellowship in Religious Experience (FIRE) to Promote Harmony of Religions and Welfare of All

Prof. Jose Nandhikkara
(Professor Philosophy, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK), Bangalore Chief Editor, the Journal of Dharma)

16: 00- 16: 15 


16: 15 – 17:45 

Session 3


Dr Natalie Honoria Shokoohy
United Kingdom

Paper 1

An Account of Barbosa’ s Travel in Malabar.

Prof. KKN Kurup
(Former Vice Chancellor University of Calicut,
Director General, Ma’din Academia for Research and International Studies)

Paper 2

When an African meets Africa(n)s in medieval Asia

Dr. Mahmood Kooria
Leiden University, the Netherlands

Paper 3

Narrating Community: the Qiṣṣat Shakarwatī Farmāḍ and Accounts of Origin in Kerala.

Prof. Scott Kugle
Emori University, USA

19:30 – 21:00 



World believers in dialogue: The Opportunities and Risks in Artificial Intelligence

Prof. Marco Ventura
University of Siena, Italy

05 December 2018 / Wednesday

09.30 - 10.00

Arrival of Speakers and Delegates

10:00 - 11:00 

Keynote Address


An archaeological outline of Calicut through Ibn Battuta’s and other historical accounts

Prof. Mehrdad Shokoohy
(Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Urban Studies, The University of Greenwich.)

11:00 – 11:15 


11:15 – 12:45 

Session -4


Prof. Ross Donn

Paper 1

Planning and structure of Kerala mosques and their influence on the architecture of South India.

Dr Natalie Honoria Shokoohy
United Kingdom

Paper 2

Making Towards Yemen, then Eastward : Muslims and Latter-day Saint Vision Quest.

Dr. Morgan Davis
Maxwell Institute, BYU, USA

Paper 3

Pragmatic Borders and Broadways of Malabar: Paradigm shifts from Qissat to Rihla

Dr. Abbas Panakkal 
Director, International Interfaith Initiative.

12:45 – 14:00 

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 

Session -5


Prof. K.P Fabian.

Paper 1

Transregional Identities across the Arabian Sea
On the Official Title Fadiyār in the Cairo Geniza.

Dr. Ophira Gamliel
Theology and Religious Studies, University of Glasgow

Paper 2

Trade and Culture: Indian Ocean Interaction on the Coast of Malabar in the Mediaeval Period.

Dr. Hussain Randathani
Director, Ma’din Malabar Institute

Paper 3

Ibn Batuta in Bengal: Socio-Economic, Political and Cultural Aspects

Dr. Khoundkar Alamgir
National University Bangladesh

15:30 – 15:45 

Tea Break

15:45 – 17:15 

Session -6

Paper 1

Religion in Ibn Battuta and Al-Buruni: Approaches to Religious Studies.

Dr. Edward Iron
Director, The Honkong Institute for Culture, Commerce and Religion

Paper 2

Al-Kithab, Kithab and Makthab: An argument for a longer history of media in Malabar

Mr. Nuaiman Keeprath Andru
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Calicut

Paper 3

Women in Ibn Battuta's Account

Md. Abusalah Sakender,
Assistant Professor of Islamic History and Culture, Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

7:30 – 9:00 

Closing Ceremony and Gala Dinner

Dinner talk

Dr. Sebastian Prange
The University of British Colombia, Canada


Monsoon Islam

Souvenirs Presentation
End of the seminar
Photo Session

CONFERENCE DAY FOUR : 6th December 2018

Visit to the historical sites in Calicut connected to Ibn Batuta