Newsletter 138
Newsletter 138
Newsletter 138
Publish Date

The Religious Typology: A New Way to Categorize Americans by Religion

August 29, 2018
A new Pew Research Center analysis looks at beliefs and behaviors that cut across many denominations producing a new and revealing classification of religion in America...

BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize 2019

Application Deadline: October 1, 2018
The British Association for Islamic Studies and De Gruyter are delighted to announce the third round BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World. This international prize will be awarded annually to the best doctoral thesis or unpublished first monograph...
Recent Publications

The Idea of European Islam: Religion, Ethics, Politics and Perpetual Modernity

Publisher: Routledge (July 24, 2018)
By Mohammed Hashas
Suspicions about the integration of Islam into European cultures have been steadily on the rise, and dramatically so since 9/11. One reason lies in the visibility of anti-Western Islamic discourses of salafi origin, which have monopolized the debate on the "true" Islam, not only among Muslims but also in the eyes of the general population across Europe; these discourses combined with Islamophobic discourses reinforce the so-called incompatibility...

British Muslims: New Directions in Islamic Thought, Creativity and Activism

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (June 26, 2018)
By Philip Lewis, Sadek Hamid
A new generation of Muslims – activists, academics, religious scholars and professionals – are drawing on contemporary reformist thinking emerging from outside their parents' or grandparents' tradition and are using this to inform their activism. This positive new thinking is traced as it impacts and shapes the burgeoning field of Muslim women’s activism, the formation of religious leaders, what is to count as ‘Muslim politics’,...
Courses & Conferences

CFP: Special Issue “Salafism in the West"

Call for Papers | Submission Deadline: January 31, 2020
Salafism both as a concept and lived reality continues to draw attention among scholars from various academic disciplines. Most of the studies on Salafism have a focus on a Muslim majority context although there are studies that explore Salafism in a Muslim minority contexts too...

The Reach of Empire - The Early Islamic Empire at Work

October 11-13, 2018 | Universität Hamburg, Germany
As the ERC project “The Early Islamic Empire at Work – The View from the Regions Toward the Center” nears its end, its final conference invites participants to consider the reach of the early...

Call for Papers: Sacred Journeys: 6th Global Conference

Maynooth University | Abstract Submission Deadline: Feb. 28, 2019
More than 400 million people embark annually on pilgrimages with numbers steadily increasing. Pilgrimage is one of the most ancient practices of humankind and is associated with a great...

Islamic course: Introduction to Islamic Codicology

September 17-21, 2018 | Cambridge University Library, UK
The Islamic Manuscript Association held its twelfth annual Cambridge-based Introduction to Islamic Codicology course. This intensive five-day course introduced the study of Islamic...

Religion in Society Research Network

Call for Advisory Board Members | Deadline: September 28, 2018
We are currently accepting applications for membership to the Advisory Board. The principle role of the Advisory Board is to drive the overall intellectual direction of its research network and to consult on our foundational themes as they evolve along with the currents of the research...

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Islamic Studies

University of Exeter, UK | Application Deadline: September 30, 2018
The above two full-time posts are available on a fixed term basis from 1st April 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for a period of 2 years in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, College of Social Sciences and International Studies (SSIS) at the University of Exeter...

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