Newsletter 142
Newsletter 142
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Newsletter 142
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News
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Why Americans go (and don’t go) to religious services

August 1, 2018
In recent years, the percentage of U.S. adults who say they regularly attend religious services has been declining, while the share of Americans who attend only a few times a year, seldom...
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European Jewish and Muslim leaders agree to work together against rising xenophobia

October 12, 2018
Jewish and Muslim communities in Europe are confronted with rising xenophobia, hate crimes, and policies that are curtailing their right to...
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University of Minnesota creating Islamic studies program

October 8, 2018
The University of Minnesota has taken the first steps to roll out an Islamic studies program following pressure from some members of the Religious Studies (RELS) program...
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Recent Publications

The Islamic World: A History in Objects (1st Edition)

Publisher: Thames & Hudson (November 6, 2018)
By Ladan Akbarnia, Venetia Porter, Fahmida Suleman, William Greenwood, Zeina Klink-Hoppe, Amandine Merat
This lavishly illustrated history explores the Islamic world, through superb art objects and cultural artifacts dating from the seventh century to the present. This illustrated introduction offers a fresh approach to the history of the Islamic world from its origins to the present day. Told in six chapters, arranged both chronologically and thematically, and richly enhanced with outstanding images, it provides...
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Courses & Conferences
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Islamic Studies; Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies

The University of Edinburgh, UK
The University of Edinburgh has a long and well-established reputation for teaching Islamic about Islam and the history, culture and literature of the Middle East. Exploring past and present,...
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IIDR Winter Student Program in Islamic Studies

Inside the Soul of Islam
IIDR held its Winter Student Program in Islamic studies this November. In this unique course, personal coach and bestselling author of “Inside the Soul of Islam”, Mamoon Yusaf, introduced a...
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Sufism and Philosophy: Historical Interactions and Crosspollinations

Call for Papers | Abstract Submission Deadline: November 15, 2018
The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for a cross-disciplinary exploration and re-examination of the relationship between Sufism and philosophy. Key discussion-points include...
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Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles and Liberation Theologies

Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia | Deadline: December 20, 2018
Critical Muslim Studies is inspired by a need for opening up a space for intellectually rigorous and socially committed explorations between decolonial thinking and studies of Muslims...
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Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

American Islamic College, Chicago | Deadline: December 30, 2018
The MA degree program is designed to provide students with a rigorous background in both traditional and analytical approaches to Islamic Studies. The program offers two distinct areas of concentration: Islamic Theology and Islam and Global Studies. The Islamic Theology...
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Islamic Studies
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The Global Islamic Studies Center (GISC)

The University of Michigan’s International Institute (II) has established a new center focused on the study of global Islamic culture and the study of Muslim societies worldwide: The Global Islamic Studies Center (GISC). The center has received funding from the Office of the Provost; the II; and the College of Literature,...
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