Newsletter 117
Newsletter 117
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Newsletter 117
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How US mosques are dealing with Muslims’ mental health issues

January 9, 2018
In the United States, many Muslims are reluctant to seek out mental health professionals because of the stigma attached to mental illness or because they fear that a Western-trained...
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Worcester Mosque feeds homeless people on New Year’s Day

January 6, 2018
Worcester Mosque has donated almost 200 dishes-worth of food, including desserts, to its neighbors St Paul’s Hostel for the homeless. Worcester Muslim Welfare Association, which...
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Recent Publications

New Analysis of Shia Politics

Publisher: Project on Middle East Political Science (December 2017)
The study of Islamist movements has often implicitly meant the study of Sunni Islamist movements. An enormous amount of political science scholarship has dissected the ideology, organization, and political strategy of Sunni Islamist movements. However these academic communities that study Sunni Islamism often proceed without any interaction with the academic communities that study Iran or Shi’a politics in Arab countries. Studies of Iran and of Shi’a movements similarly often proceed in isolation from the literature on the Arab world or Sunni Islamist movements. This is unfortunate, because Sunni and Shi’a Islamist political dynamics engage many similar theoretical or intellectual issues and could offer other critically...
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Courses & Conferences
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Islamic Ethics and the Trusteeship Paradigm: Interdisciplinary Explorations

Call for Papers | Abstract Submission Deadline: Feb. 5, 2018
The Journal of Islamic Ethics launches a Call for Papers that takes the under-researched Trusteeship Paradigm as a background to...
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6th International Course on Shi'a Islamic Studies

February 20-28, 2018 | Qom, Iran
The Shi’a Intensive Course endeavors to enhance scholarly attention to Shiʿi Islam and offer an original and insightful understanding of its history, doctrines and practices. Combining the classical Shiʿa thought and the current political, social, and religious concerns of Shiʿa society in...
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Heritage Revisited: Rediscovering Islamic Objects in Enlightenment Europe

Call for Papers | Abstract Submission Deadline: Feb 1, 2018
It invites proposals for papers, which present case-studies of the rediscovery & understanding of Islamic objects in the 17th & 18th centuries...
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Self-identity & Otherness: Shia Approaches to Religious Pluralism

EASR 2018 Panel | June 17-21, 2018 | University of Bern
This panel is an examination of the history of Shia views of other religious traditions as well as the contemporary legal-theological reflection about religious pluralism. The aim is to discuss...
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Lecture: Humor in Islam and Muslim Civilization

Lecturer: Yasmin Amin
Muslims today are stereotyped as humorless. Grim images of burning flags and besieged embassies are printed over and over again to represent Muslims. As a result, an entire civilization and culture is regarded as merciless... and also devoid of humor. But is this the reality?
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The Sacred in Conflict: Disagreements between and within Religions

Call for Papers | Abstract Submission Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
2nd Doctoral Conference in Religious Studies
Throughout mankind’s history, certain group conflicts have been understood as religious in nature and were expressed in normative terms...
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Islamic Archaeology Day 2018

February 3, 2018 | UCL Institute of Archaeology, London, UK
The 4th Islamic Archaeology Day, jointly hosted by SOAS and UCL at the Institute of Archaeology, will take place on 3 February.
The workshop presents papers on the latest archaeological research across the Islamic world and is followed by a drinks reception...
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Islamic Studies
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Women of Islamic Studies

Women of Islamic Studies is a crowdsourced database of women scholars who work on Muslims and Islam. This ongoing project is in its beta version. Once sufficient data has been collected I will partner with a university for a more stable home. Women of Islamic Studies is intended to contest the prevalence of all-male and male dominated academic domains, such as editorial boards, conference panels, etc...
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