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)
Find the full call for papers here.
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The conference of the USPPIP Project (Understanding Shari’a: Perfect Past, Imperfect Present) is free to attend but registration is necessary.
Please register by sending an email to: email@example.com detailing which days/sessions you will be attending. Registration is open until 1 pm UK time on Friday, 21 September.
You can find more details in the conference programme here.
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
The registration deadline for the conference “Uses of the Past in Islamic Law” ends on Friday, 21 September.
The conference of the project “Understanding Shari’a: Perfect Past, Imperfect Present” takes place 27-29 September at the University of Exeter.
Details can be found in our event calendar.