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Islam and Constitutions. The Law and Politics of Sharia Provisions - Online Course
12/05/2021 5:00pm - 26/05/2021 7:30pm
AKU-ISMC
Why all the hype about Islam when drafting a constitution? Why are constitutions so central, to begin with? And what is the politics around references to Islam in them? What are, in particular, the sharia provisions, and how do they work? This online course introduces participants to the conceptual foundations of constitutional law, the articulations of State-Islam relations in contemporary constitutions, and the various models of sharia provisions in a comparative perspective. Sharia provisions, in particular, are considered both in terms of their wording and the overall design.
Mosques in Sub-Saharan Africa
21/05/2021 1:30pm
AKU Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
This short course provides the basis for understanding and critically examining the development of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa. It approaches architecture through building materials and African construction techniques, from earthen monuments to coral stone buildings. Two important themes will be developed: first, the diffusion of ideas, people and material cultures across the Sahara Desert; second, the role of Islam in the building of maritime regional identities, international trading networks and urbanisation of the Swahili coast.
CALL FOR PAPERS: SECOND ANNUAL IMES CONFERENCE, 7 OCTOBER 2021
21/05/2021 11:50pm
Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, King's College London
The convenors invite proposals for the October 7, 2021 Symposium - under the theme "Conflict, Climate, and Civil Society: Tracing (In)Stability, Challenges and Change from Iran to the Gulf". We invite especially early career researchers and PhD students to submit proposals for presentations to identify and discuss the cross-cutting themes amongst the different realities of the Persian Gulf countries as well as to provide insights into the current challenges, dominating narratives and emerging opportunities.
Call for Applications: British Academy and Nuffield Foundation Collaboration on Understanding Communities
04/06/2021 5:00pm
The British Academy and the Nuffield Foundation
The British Academy and the Nuffield Foundation invite applications from early and mid-career researchers, policymakers and practitioners to participate in a research and policy innovation workshop and develop innovative and interdisciplinary research proposals that advance our organisations' shared interest in enhancing people's lives in the context of their communities. The workshop will take place at a series of virtual sessions from 13 to 24 September 2021, with a final virtual session on 13 October 2021.
Gender in Muslim Contexts, Online Summer Programme
28/06/2021 9:00am - 06/07/2021 5:00pm
Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
The nine-day course will be held online. Run by leading experts on gender and Islam, the programme will bring together scholars and students from diverse backgrounds to discuss key issues in the study of gender in Muslim contexts. The programme is designed in collaboration with Simon Fraser University, Centre for Comparitive Muslim Studies, Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and will feature lecturers and guest speakers from partner institutions.? ?To apply for this course, please complete the online form by 16 April.
Call for Papers: Gramsci in the Middle East and North Africa
13/09/2021 11:00pm
LSE Middle East Centre
Abstracts are invited for an upcoming conference on Gramsci in the Middle East and North Africa. In thinking about our contemporary moment in historical context, Antonio Gramsci has emerged as a popular theorist in work focused on resistance, revolution, popular movements, capitalism, political economy, memory, temporality, transnationalism and internationalism. This conference aims to bring together scholars working with Gramsci on any of these themes, with the ultimate aim of publishing a Special Issue on Gramsci in the Middle East and North Africa.
Religious Cultural Heritage: Concepts and Issues in the Modern Middle East
22/10/2021 1:30pm
AKU Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
This is a two-day introductory course on the theme of religious cultural heritage (RCH) in the Middle East. It aims to contextualise RCH as the living cultural heritage of its community of users. In addition, the course attempts to present RCH as a contemporary construct of its socio-political and religious context through its connections to ethnicity, gender, nationalism, as much as religion.