Prof. Dr. Jürgen Paul was professor of Islamic Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg from 1995 to 2013. On the occasion of Continue reading
The Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) offers a position as head of library from 1 June 2019.
It is a specialist library for the history, society and politics of Near and West Asia as well as Arabic Studies, Semitic Studies, Islamic Studies, Christian Oriental Studies and Continue reading
This workshop is interested in papers that consider the following questions:
- How and when did the madrasas start producing bureaucrats?
- What did getting close to political authority entail for the ʿulamāʾ?
- How did offers for higher appointments travel in Islamic lands?
- How did the competition between ruling elites and households impact this professional mobility?
Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2018 (300 words or less)
Is Islam part of Germany? Professors of Islamic Studies from Bochum and Kiel give scientific explanations in their essay “Islam in the offside? : An answer to Alexander Dobrindt from the perspective of Islamic Studies”.
The conference has two main goals:
First, to allow an interdisciplinary discussion about new ways and approaches to re-think and re-interpret the rich legacy and history of traditional Islamic scholarship in the contemporary world. In this regard, we are particularly interested in discussing whether, and to what extent, an innovation within the diverse intellectual legacy of traditional Islamic scholarship is possible today.
And second, to contribute to the ongoing academic reflection about the improvement of the quality of Islamic education and the development of better curricula for religious research and teaching institutions. Our main focus here is, how to improve both the theoretical and practical parts of the teaching of Islamic subjects, in a way that allows us to meet the needs of our changing societies. Thus, we would like to open the floor also to religious education scholars to discuss the new educational methods and principles in their respective fields.
Deadline for registration: 8 September 2018
“Innovative Approaches in Islamic Sciences and Education” – the registration deadline for the conference ends on 8 September.
The international conference will be held from 20–22 September at the Institute of Islamic Theology, University of Osnabrück.