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Postgraduate Conference on the Study of Islam and Muslims

Added by admin on 2012-01-18

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2012-05-24
Last Date Last Day: 2012-05-25
Deadline for abstracts/proposals Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 2012-02-28

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: Davide Pettinato
Email Email:
Address Address: The Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education, Scotland, United Kingdom

Conference Description:

The Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education is pleased to announce its 1st Postgraduate Conference on the Study of Islam and Muslims.
This 2-day conference (24-25 May 2012) is designed to actively engage in a cross-disciplinary exploration of topics related to the Study of Islam and Muslims. By bringing together postgraduate students from UK institutions the conference aims to:
- promote intelligent debate and understanding of contemporary issues and perspectives related to this field of knowledge;
- offer to postgraduates students the opportunity to present and discuss their research in an interdisciplinary, semi-formal, and intellectually stimulating setting;
- stimulate awareness and debate on topics currently at the heart of this research in the UK;
- exchange perspectives and develop new ideas and useful insights;
network, share experience, and benefit from feedback (from both peers and selected academic experts); and
- discuss issues related to career development and provide methodological sessions useful for a successful PhD completion.

Call for papers
We invite postgraduate students to submit abstracts for oral presentations. Please submit your abstract (around 250-300 words) by 28th February 2012 to Davide Pettinato via e-mail at

Your email submission must also contain the following information:
The title of the presentation;
The name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation(s);
A brief authorís biography;
The authorís e-mail address and contact details;
The main and secondary areas of the authorís research interests.

The duration of each presentation will be 15 minutes and may include audio and visual elements within this timescale. Each presentation will be followed by a 5 minute discussion. Presentations will be grouped thematically. Panels will allow for general discussion at the end of each session. We invite papers that explore any of the areas listed below:
Core Sources in Islam;
Islam and Everyday Life;
Islam and Gender;
Islam and Globalization;
Islam and Social/Political Theory;
Islam and Theoretical/Practical Ethics;
Islam, Diversity, and Multiculturalism;
Islam, Media, and Islamophobia;
Islam, Muslims, and Development;
Islam, Muslims, and International Relations;
Islamic Education;
Islamic Finance and Banking;
Islamic History;
Islamic Philosophy and Theology;
Jerusalem (past, present, and future);
Methodology in the Study of Islam and Muslims;
Shariíah and Contemporary Issues;
Sufism and Spiritualism.

Notification of abstract acceptance will be communicated by Wednesday 7th March 2012. Selected candidate speakers must submit a full paper by Monday 30th April 2012. Final acceptance of the papers will be communicated by Tuesday 15th May 2012. Areas of research and the mix of institutions and disciplines represented will be taken into account in the evaluation process.
As a postgraduate conference, we hope to provide a precious opportunity for early-stage researchers to develop their writing and presentation skills and to offer a platform for sharing and discussion. We look forward to receiving your proposals.

Registration is free and includes a social lunch on the first day. To register, please send your reply to the following email address:
Participants can be students/researchers/scholars in any subject related to the Study of Islam and Muslims.

Kindest regards

Davide Pettinato
MLitt in Islamic Studies
Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education ALUMNI 2010/2011
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