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Newsletter 155
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Progressive politician tests appetite for less religious Poland

February 28, 2019
Robert Biedron, the founder of a new progressive party in Poland, believes ties between the state and the Catholic Church in one of Europe’s most devout nations are “pathological” and need to...
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9th Circuit revives Muslims’ lawsuit charging FBI with spying at mosques

February 28, 2019
A federal appeals court decided unanimously to revive much of a proposed class-action lawsuit brought by Southern California Muslims against...
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Muslim immigrants sue ICE for getting in the way of religious observance

February 27, 2019
Muslim immigrants detained at a Florida jail made more than 20 requests — orally and in writing — for religious accommodation throughout last year. Their asks were simple:...
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Recent Publications

Restating Orientalism: A Critique of Modern Knowledge

Publisher: Columbia University Press (July 3, 2018)
By Wael Hallaq
Since Edward Said’s foundational work, Orientalism has been singled out for critique as the quintessential example of Western intellectuals’ collaboration with oppression. Controversies over the imbrications of knowledge and power and the complicity of Orientalism in the larger project of colonialism have been waged among generations of scholars. But has Orientalism come to stand in for all of the sins of European modernity, at the cost of neglecting the complicity of the rest of the academic disciplines? In this landmark theoretical investigation, Wael B. Hallaq...
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Courses & Conferences
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The Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Symposium 2019

June 12, 2019 | University of Birmingham, UK
TIMES PG Forum was established in 2015 by a group of researchers at the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University to promote and provide a platform of academic...
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Conceptualising Religion

September 3-6, 2019 | Leibniz Universität Hannover
The Institute for the Study of Religion of the Leibniz Universität Hannover is proud to host the biannual conference of the German Association for the Study of Religion (DVRW) in 2019.
This conference aims to build on these discussions by looking into the implications of diverse definitions of religion and the dynamics of conceptualisations within and outside academia...
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Bodies Matter: Death and Shiite Muslim Migrants

July 8-13, 2019 | Swansea University, Wales
The aim of this international and interdisciplinary meeting is to bring together scholars of different fields in social and human sciences and religious leaders to discuss how Shiite Muslim migrants deal with the phenomenon of death and its related matters once they are no longer in their...
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Religion, Governments, and Violent Extremism: What Have We Learned?

February 14, 2019
On February 13 a panel of experts on global peacemaking and international security debated the complex role religion and religious leaders play in causing or preventing violent extremism...
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Standing Up to Gender Violence in Israel-Palestine

The Legal Context of Contemporary Feminist Struggle
The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law and the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World organized a discussion of gender-based violence and feminist struggles...
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Islamic Studies
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UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies (CMEIS)

The Center is part of the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC’s approach represents a fruitful hybrid between traditional area studies approaches...
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