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.

Workshop: (D’) Ecrire les mondes arabes et musulmans

Workshop-Flyer: (D’) Ecrire les mondes arabes et musulmans

Workshop-Flyer: (D’) Ecrire les mondes arabes et musulmans

Through various mechanisms of engagement with the public (research-creation workshops, symposia, training workshops, documentary projections, presentation of art-science works) this forum will question the writing practices through which researchers, teachers, but also other actors in society (artists, bloggers, journalists, editors, directors) think, represent and discuss Arab and Muslim worlds.