Newsletter 114
Newsletter 114
Newsletter 114
Publish Date

Islamic Educational College enters German language PASCH network

December 14, 2017
The Islamic Educational College was announced as the fourth Jordanian school being admitted to the PASCH network in Jordan, according to a German embassy statement...
Recent Publications

Constructing a Worldview: Al-Barqī's Role in the Making of Early Shīʽī Faith

Publisher: Brepols Publishers (November 23, 2017)
By Roy Vilozny
Based on the earliest Shīʽī sources extant, this book seeks to portray the worldview of the Shīʽa prior to the crystallization of their beliefs and doctrines.
About a century before the four canonical books of the Shīʽa were composed, Aḥmad b. Muḥammad al-Barqī (d. 888 or 894 CE), a scholar from the city of Qum, compiled a large collection of Imāmī traditions embracing all aspects of religious life, from cosmogony and cosmology to the...

British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies: De-Centring Shi‘i Islam

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (January 2018)
Volume 45, 2018 - Issue 1
In the introduction to this special issue, we make the case for ‘de-centring’ the study of Shiʿi Islam, conceptually, spatially and sociologically. After first noting the essentialization of Shiʿi identity within the contemporary public sphere, we question its spatialization within the modern world of nation-states and area studies, and contrast the physical and human geography of Shiʿi Islam. We then turn to the central theme of religious authority...
Courses & Conferences

Call for Papers: Journal of Muslims in Europe

Executive Editor: Thijl Sunier | Indexed by SCOPUS
The Journal of Muslims in Europe welcomes articles dealing with contemporary issues of Islam and Muslims in Europe from all disciplines and across the whole region, as well as historical studies of relevance to the present. The focus is on articles offering cross-country comparisons...

BGSMCS Doctoral Grants for International Students in Germany, 2018

Call for Applications | Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS) will admit up to ten PhD students to its doctoral program, which is to begin on 1 Oct. 2018. The Graduate School is...

Muslim Congress Prehawza Program

Spring 2018 | Course Start Date: January 22, 2018
Muslim Congress is pleased to announce commencement of the Prehawza Spring 2018 term. Please note that all classes are in English and are held weekly, beginning January 22nd. Muslim Congress seeks to promote unity among the Muslims of North America...

The Measure of Integration - Economic Structures & Resources of the Early Islamic Empire

February 16-17, 2018 | Universität Hamburg, Germany
This workshop aims at developing an empirically based theoretical framework to gain a better understanding of the economic structures in...

Historic symposium on statelessness plans joint interreligious action

Conference Report | December 9, 2017
An “Interfaith Symposium on Statelessness” held 7-8 December in Rome focused, for the first time in history, on joint actions from Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Jewish groups to address...

A Conference on: "Bible, Churches & Spirituality in a (Non?-)Secular World"

Call for Papers | Proposal Submission Deadline: February 1, 2018
The discipline of Christian Spirituality at the University of South Africa invite proposals for the first of three international conferences on: “Bible, churches & spirituality in a (non?-)secular world”.

Summer School:
Religion in Cities: Contested Presences, Contested Regulations

Aug 20-24, 2018 | Groningen | Application Deadline: June 1, 2018
This summer school is designed for BA, MA and PhD students interested in understanding the presence & governance of religious diversity in...

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