Conference: Al-Andalus in Motion: Travelling Concepts and Cross-Cultural Contexts

Call for Papers: Al-Andalus in Motion: Travelling Concepts and Cross-Cultural Contexts

Within the framework of the ‘Traveling Concepts’ strand of Language Acts & Worldmaking, this conference will focus on the many ways in which Al Andalus becomes a figure of thought, a means by which societies, minority groups, and individuals past and present represent and critically engage with questions of religious pluralism, intercultural contact and national identity.

Deadline for abstracts: 31 August 2018 (250-400 words)

Online Application: http://lawmalandalus.org/apply

Call for papers: http://lawmalandalus.org/call-for-papers

The Qur’an: Text, Translation, and Culture, 2018

Quran The conference series seeks to provide a forum for investigating all aspects of the Qur’an and how it is read and interpreted. Our objective is to encompass a global vision of current research trends, and to stimulate discussion, debate, and research on all aspects of the Qur’an.

Deadline for abstracts: 30th April 2018

Symposium: Slavery, Liberation and Islamic Law in the Middle East and Beyond

This one day multi-disciplinary symposium will bring together scholars and students to address various topics related to slavery and liberation. The symposium also proffers new research approaches and methodologies.

Papers on the following general themes are currently being accepted:

  • Slavery, abolition, liberation
  • Islamic law and slavery
  • Colonialism and its legacy
  • Racism and discrimination
  • Justice and human rights
  • Education
  • Culture and arts
  • Economic empowerment

Please send your abstract (maximum 300 words), including a title, together with a brief CV and biography to Professor Behnaz Mirzai at bmirzai@brocku.ca.

The Fifth International Congress of Turkology

Turks and Turkic Peoples Among Others – Others Among Turks and Turkic Peoples

Flyer: The Fifth International Congress of Turkology The main area of interest of the Fifth Congress will be the contemporary studies and research on the history, culture and the language of Turkey and Turkic peoples, as well as geographical areas inhabited by them today and in the past.

Deadline for sending abstracts and panel proposals: 30th April 2018.

Deadline for payment of registration fee: 30th June 2018.