Amila Buturovic

Department of Humanities

Associate Professor

Office: Vanier College, 222
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 77054
Emailamilab@yorku.ca

Amila Buturovic's research interests span the intersections of religion and culture, especially in the context of Islamic societies. Her latest book concerned the spaces and culture of death in Bosnia and Herzegovina, focusing on the questions of continuity and discontinuity in eschatological sensibilities, epigraphic texts, and commemorative practices in Bosnian cultural history. Currently, she is doing research on amulets, herbalism and alternative healing practices in Ottoman Bosnia.

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Amila Buturovic's research interests span the intersections of religion, culture, and identity, especially in the context of Islamic societies. She is also interested in the theories and practices of translation and polyglossia, and has written on that subject in relation to Arabo-Islamic Spain and the Ottoman Balkans. Her publications include many articles and essays on these varied subjects. She is the author of Stone Speaker: Medieval Tombstones, Landscape, and Bosnian Identity in the Poetry of Mak Dizdar (2002), and a co-editor, with Irvin C Schick, of Women in the Ottoman Balkans: Gender, Culture and History (2007). Her latest monograph, Carved in Stone, Etched in Memory: Death, Tombstones and Commemoration in Bosnian Islam (Ashgate, 2015) concerns the spaces and culture of death in Bosnia, specifically the questions of continuity and discontinuity in the eschatological sensibilities, epigraphic texts, and commemorative practices in Bosnian cultural history. Professor Buturovic's current research examines the alternative medical market in Ottoman Bosnia, focusing on amulets, talismanic practices and herbalism.

Area of Specialization

Religious Studies

Degrees

PhD in Islamic Studies , McGill University
MA in Islamic Studies , McGill University
BA, Major in Arabic Language; Minor in English , Sarajevo University

Professional Leadership

Amila Buturovic is a Board member of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian AmericanA cademy of Arts and Sciences (BHAAAS). More info at www.bhaaaas.org

Research Interests

Religion , Culture and Cultural Studies , Ottoman Balkans, Ottoman Bosnia, Islam in the Balkans, Medieval Arabo-Islamic cultures, , Islamic Cultural and Intellectual history; Islamic epigraphy; Sacred Space; Translation, Multivocality

Selected Publications

Carved in Stone, Etched in Memory: Death, Tombstones and Commemoration in Bosnian Islam since c.1500. (Farham: Ashgate Publishing, 2015). http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&isbn=9781472432605&lang=cy-GB

Descant: Canadian Literary Journal: Bosnia and Herzegovina, between Loss and Recovery. Guest editor. (Toronto, 2012)

Osmanli Doneminde Balkan Kadinlar. Eds. A. Buturovic & I. Schick. Istanbul: Bilgi University Press, 2009.

Women in the Ottoman Balkans. Eds. Amila Buturovic and I. C. Schick. London: I. B. Tauris, 2007.

Stone Speaker: Medieval Tombstones, Landscape, and Bosnian Identity in the Poetry of Mak Dizdar. New York: Palgrave/St Martin's Press, 2002.

Selected Publications

Carved in Stone, Etched in Memory: Death, Tombstones and Commemoration in Bosnian Islam since c.1500. (Farham: Ashgate Publishing, 2015). http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&isbn=9781472432605&lang=cy-GB

Descant: Canadian Literary Journal: Bosnia and Herzegovina, between Loss and Recovery. Guest editor. (Toronto, 2012)

Osmanli Doneminde Balkan Kadinlar. Eds. A. Buturovic & I. Schick. Istanbul: Bilgi University Press, 2009.

Women in the Ottoman Balkans. Eds. Amila Buturovic and I. C. Schick. London: I. B. Tauris, 2007.

Stone Speaker: Medieval Tombstones, Landscape, and Bosnian Identity in the Poetry of Mak Dizdar. New York: Palgrave/St Martin's Press, 2002.

All Publications

Books

Carved in Stone, Etched in Memory: Death, Tombstones and Commemoration in Bosnian Islam since c.1500. (Farham: Ashgate Publishing, 2015). http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&isbn=9781472432605&lang=cy-GB

Descant: Canadian Literary Journal: Bosnia and Herzegovina, between Loss and Recovery. Guest editor. (Toronto, 2012)

Osmanli Doneminde Balkan Kadinlar. Eds. A. Buturovic & I. Schick. Istanbul: Bilgi University Press, 2009.

Women in the Ottoman Balkans. Eds. Amila Buturovic and I. C. Schick. London: I. B. Tauris, 2007.

Stone Speaker: Medieval Tombstones, Landscape, and Bosnian Identity in the Poetry of Mak Dizdar. New York: Palgrave/St Martin's Press, 2002.

Book Chapters

'Islam in the Balkans.' Oxford Bibliographies Online. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

'Death in Islam.' Key Themes for the Study of Islam. Ed. J. Elias. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2009.

'Glasovi Predaka Govore.' Makovo Slovo/Slovo o Maku. Sarajevo: Fondacija Mak Dizdar, 2008.

'Islam and Secularism.' The Islamic World (Routledge Worlds). Ed. A. Rippin. New York: Routledge, 2008.

'Love and/or Death: Conflict Resolution in Traditional Bosnian Ballad.' Women in the Ottoman Balkans. Ed. A. Buturovic & I. Schick. London: IB Tauris, 2007.

'European Islam.' The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions. Ed. M. Juergensmeyer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

'When Secularism Opposes Nationalism: The Case of Yugoslavia.' The Future of Secularism. Ed. T.N. Srinivasan. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006.

'Christianity and Islam in the Balkans from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Centuries.' Religious Foundations of Western Civilization. Ed. J. Neusner, A. Avery-Peck, E. Homerin, and B. Chilton. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006.

'The Balkans.' Encyclopaedia of Mediaeval Islamic Civilization. New York: Routledge, 2005.

'Visions.' Encyclopaedia of the Qurân. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2005.

'Wish and Desire.' Encyclopaedia of the Qurân. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2005.

'Women and Sufism in the Balkans.' Encyclopaedia of Women in Islamic Cultures. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2005.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/HUMA3818 3.0  Sacred Space and Ritual Practices in Islam SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HUMA4814 6.0  The Qur'an and its Interpreters SEMR  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2018 AP/HUMA3803 3.0  Methods in the Study of Religion SEMR  


Amila Buturovic's research interests span the intersections of religion and culture, especially in the context of Islamic societies. Her latest book concerned the spaces and culture of death in Bosnia and Herzegovina, focusing on the questions of continuity and discontinuity in eschatological sensibilities, epigraphic texts, and commemorative practices in Bosnian cultural history. Currently, she is doing research on amulets, herbalism and alternative healing practices in Ottoman Bosnia.


Amila Buturovic's research interests span the intersections of religion, culture, and identity, especially in the context of Islamic societies. She is also interested in the theories and practices of translation and polyglossia, and has written on that subject in relation to Arabo-Islamic Spain and the Ottoman Balkans. Her publications include many articles and essays on these varied subjects. She is the author of Stone Speaker: Medieval Tombstones, Landscape, and Bosnian Identity in the Poetry of Mak Dizdar (2002), and a co-editor, with Irvin C Schick, of Women in the Ottoman Balkans: Gender, Culture and History (2007). Her latest monograph, Carved in Stone, Etched in Memory: Death, Tombstones and Commemoration in Bosnian Islam (Ashgate, 2015) concerns the spaces and culture of death in Bosnia, specifically the questions of continuity and discontinuity in the eschatological sensibilities, epigraphic texts, and commemorative practices in Bosnian cultural history. Professor Buturovic's current research examines the alternative medical market in Ottoman Bosnia, focusing on amulets, talismanic practices and herbalism.

Area of Specialization

Religious Studies

Degrees

PhD in Islamic Studies , McGill University
MA in Islamic Studies , McGill University
BA, Major in Arabic Language; Minor in English , Sarajevo University

Professional Leadership

Amila Buturovic is a Board member of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian AmericanA cademy of Arts and Sciences (BHAAAS). More info at www.bhaaaas.org

Research Interests:

Religion , Culture and Cultural Studies , Ottoman Balkans, Ottoman Bosnia, Islam in the Balkans, Medieval Arabo-Islamic cultures, , Islamic Cultural and Intellectual history; Islamic epigraphy; Sacred Space; Translation, Multivocality

All Publications

Books

Carved in Stone, Etched in Memory: Death, Tombstones and Commemoration in Bosnian Islam since c.1500. (Farham: Ashgate Publishing, 2015). http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&isbn=9781472432605&lang=cy-GB

Descant: Canadian Literary Journal: Bosnia and Herzegovina, between Loss and Recovery. Guest editor. (Toronto, 2012)

Osmanli Doneminde Balkan Kadinlar. Eds. A. Buturovic & I. Schick. Istanbul: Bilgi University Press, 2009.

Women in the Ottoman Balkans. Eds. Amila Buturovic and I. C. Schick. London: I. B. Tauris, 2007.

Stone Speaker: Medieval Tombstones, Landscape, and Bosnian Identity in the Poetry of Mak Dizdar. New York: Palgrave/St Martin's Press, 2002.

Book Chapters

'Islam in the Balkans.' Oxford Bibliographies Online. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

'Death in Islam.' Key Themes for the Study of Islam. Ed. J. Elias. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2009.

'Glasovi Predaka Govore.' Makovo Slovo/Slovo o Maku. Sarajevo: Fondacija Mak Dizdar, 2008.

'Islam and Secularism.' The Islamic World (Routledge Worlds). Ed. A. Rippin. New York: Routledge, 2008.

'Love and/or Death: Conflict Resolution in Traditional Bosnian Ballad.' Women in the Ottoman Balkans. Ed. A. Buturovic & I. Schick. London: IB Tauris, 2007.

'European Islam.' The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions. Ed. M. Juergensmeyer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

'When Secularism Opposes Nationalism: The Case of Yugoslavia.' The Future of Secularism. Ed. T.N. Srinivasan. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006.

'Christianity and Islam in the Balkans from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Centuries.' Religious Foundations of Western Civilization. Ed. J. Neusner, A. Avery-Peck, E. Homerin, and B. Chilton. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006.

'The Balkans.' Encyclopaedia of Mediaeval Islamic Civilization. New York: Routledge, 2005.

'Visions.' Encyclopaedia of the Qurân. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2005.

'Wish and Desire.' Encyclopaedia of the Qurân. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2005.

'Women and Sufism in the Balkans.' Encyclopaedia of Women in Islamic Cultures. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2005.


Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/HUMA3818 3.0  Sacred Space and Ritual Practices in Islam SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HUMA4814 6.0  The Qur'an and its Interpreters SEMR  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2018 AP/HUMA3803 3.0  Methods in the Study of Religion SEMR