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Religious Studies at Macalester College, USA

Religious Studies at Macalester College, USA

2019-07-22
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Macalester was founded in 1874 on a firm belief in the transformational power of the liberal arts education. Since then, our students and alumni have demonstrated that power as a force for positive change, in turn attracting a growing community of le...
“Multiculturalism, Nationalism, Religions and Secularism”

“Multiculturalism, Nationalism, Religions and Secularism”

2019-07-20
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Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship’s Twentieth Anniversary Conference Call for papers Date: November 8-10, 2019 Venue: University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Ave, Bristol BS8 1TH, UK Abstract Submission Deadline: August...
International Conference: Islamic Law and Theology in Context

International Conference: Islamic Law and Theology in Context

2019-07-20
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The Treatise-Literature (rasāʾil) as Documentation of Socially Relevant Discussions in Pre-Modern Muslim Societies (13th - 19th Centuries) Date: March 25-27, 2020 Venue: Osnabrück University, Osnabrück, Germany   In the last ...
EAUH 2020 – Session on “Negotiating Monumentality: Monuments and the Politics of Public Space in Muslim Societies”

EAUH 2020 – Session on “Negotiating Monumentality: Monuments and the Politics of Public Space in Muslim Societies”

2019-07-19
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15th International Conference on Urban History (EAUH 2020) Call for Papers Date: September 2-5, 2020 Venue: University of Antwerp, Belgium Proposal Submission Deadline: October 4, 2019 Spokesperson: Henk de Smaele, University of Antwerp Co-orga...
AASR 2019 Conference: “Religion and Violence”

AASR 2019 Conference: “Religion and Violence”

2019-07-19
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Date: December 5-6, 2019 Venue: University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia Co-hosted by: the AASR, the Centre for the Study of Violence and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.  The relationship between religion and violence cont...
Archaeologists uncover 1,200-year-old mosque

Archaeologists uncover 1,200-year-old mosque

2019-07-18
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The 1,200-year-old building is one of the oldest mosques ever discovered in Israel. The researchers also uncovered a farm and a small settlement near the mosque in the Negev Desert. Archaeologists announced on Thursday that they had discovered a 1,2...
What Western civilization owes to Islamic cultures

What Western civilization owes to Islamic cultures

2019-07-18
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Algebra, alchemy, artichoke, alcohol, and apricot all derive from Arabic words which came to the West during the age of Crusades. Even more fundamental are the Indo-Arabic numerals (0-9), which replaced Roman numerals during the same period and revol...
British Museum to explore Islamic world's impact on western art

British Museum to explore Islamic world's impact on western art

2019-07-17
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An art tradition sometimes dismissed as perpetuating lazy stereotypes about the east will soon – the British Museum hopes – be seen in a different light thanks to a major exhibition exploring how western artists have been inspired by the ...
Global restrictions on religion increased over decade, Pew report

Global restrictions on religion increased over decade, Pew report

2019-07-17
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Restrictions on religion are on the rise, not just under authoritarian regimes but also in European democracies, according to the US Pew center. It found Christians are harassed in 143 countries, and Muslims in 140. Over the decade from 2007 to 2017...
Approved statement of IRIC by UN- Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Approved statement of IRIC by UN- Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

2019-07-16
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Islamic Research and Information Center (IRIC) issued a written statement to “High-Level Political Forum 2019 under the Auspices of ECOSOC” (Tuesday, 9 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019 – New York) by the request of ECOSOC and it was ...
Shia Studies Summer Course in Iran

Shia Studies Summer Course in Iran

2019-07-15
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Date: August 21-25, 2019 Venue: Qom, Iran Shi’a Islam, with its rich and extensive history, has played a crucial role in the evolution of Islam as both a major faith and a civilization. Shi’a Muslims account for approximately 15 percent...
IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students

IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students

2019-07-14
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Call for Applications IEG Fellowships beginning: March 2020 or later Location: Germany Application Deadline: August 15, 2019 Fields: European history, the history of religion, historical theology, or other historical disciplines The Leibniz Inst...
German intelligence agency publishes new report on ‘Islamist anti-Semitism’

German intelligence agency publishes new report on ‘Islamist anti-Semitism’

2019-07-14
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The German domestic intelligence agency, the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz – which roughly translates as Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution – has published a new report titled “Anti-Semitism in Islamism&rdq...
EAUH 2020 – Session on “Religion and the City in Europe in the 20th Century”

EAUH 2020 – Session on “Religion and the City in Europe in the 20th Century”

2019-07-13
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15th International Conference on Urban History (EAUH 2020) Call for Papers Date: September 2-5, 2020 Venue: University of Antwerp, Belgium Proposal Submission Deadline: October 4, 2019 Spokesperson: Sarah Thieme, University of Münster Co...
Conference: Religion in American Life

Conference: Religion in American Life

2019-07-13
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Date: July 23-24, 2019 Venue: University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK Plenary Speaker: Prof. Dr. Axel R. Schäfer, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz The study of religion in American life has come a long way since 1994 when Jon Butler w...
Islamic online course: An Introduction to the Meanings of Prayer

Islamic online course: An Introduction to the Meanings of Prayer

2019-07-12
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By Cambridge Muslim College Instructor: Dr. Samir Mahmoud An introduction to the various aspects and mysteries of the ritual prayer (salat) and how they relate to contemporary life. Structured as a series of eight sessions, the course looks at ke...
The Qur’an in its Milieu of Origin. Possibilities of the Historical Reconstruction of the Qur’anic Revelation

The Qur’an in its Milieu of Origin. Possibilities of the Historical Reconstruction of the Qur’anic Revelation

2019-07-12
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Call for Papers Date: November 8-10, 2019 Venue: Münster, Germany Abstract Submission Deadline: July 31, 2019 Organizer: Center for Islamic Theology (Prof. Dr. Mouhanad Khorchide and Catharina Rachik) and the Cluster of Excellence “Rel...
The Centre for the Study of Islam (CSI)

The Centre for the Study of Islam (CSI)

2019-07-11
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Director: Professor Sajjad Rizvi The Centre for the Study of Islam, based in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, brings together the core teaching staff in Islamic Studies, other staff who have an interest in Islamic culture and civilization,...
Europe ‘will become Muslim if refugees don’t go home’, Dalai Lama says

Europe ‘will become Muslim if refugees don’t go home’, Dalai Lama says

2019-07-11
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The Dalai Lama has claimed Europe could become ‘African or Muslim’ if refugees do not return to their home countries. The 83-year-old, who has been living as a refugee from Tibet since 1959, said he thinks only a ‘limited number&rsq...
Muslim Community consultations begin in ACT

Muslim Community consultations begin in ACT

2019-07-10
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The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has met with members of the Muslim Community in the ACT about their experiences of discrimination, Islamophobia and hate speech and their right to safely practice their religion. The gathering at the Can...
Autumn School: "Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies in the Digital Age"

Autumn School: "Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies in the Digital Age"

2019-07-09
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Call for Applications NISIS Autumn School 2019 Date: October 28 – 31, 2019 Venue: Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands Application Deadline: September 2, 2019 Study programs in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies have been slow to take ...
CFP: "Islam and/or Tradition? Traditional Islam & Islamic Traditions in the Eastern Europe"

CFP: "Islam and/or Tradition? Traditional Islam & Islamic Traditions in the Eastern Europe"

2019-07-07
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Call for Papers Journal of Modern Islamic Studies Editor in Chief: Dr Mykhaylo Yakubovych Publisher: Center for Islamic Studies, The National University of Ostroh Academy Deadline for the First Issue: 15 Nov 2019 The newly established peer-...
Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Macalester College

Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Macalester College

2019-07-06
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Call for Applications Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA Application Deadline: October 1, 2019 The Macalester College Religious Studies Department invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies (tenure-track) to beg...
LUCIS Summer School: Philology & Manuscripts from the Muslim World

LUCIS Summer School: Philology & Manuscripts from the Muslim World

2019-07-05
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Date: August 20-30, 2019 Venue: Leiden University Library, Witte Singel 26-27, 2311 BG Leiden, Netherlands This summer school is for graduate (MA and PhD) students and researchers who have an interest in handwritten materials, editing, and the trad...
Urban Islam: Muslim Minorities, Identity and Tradition in West Asian, South Asian, and African Cities

Urban Islam: Muslim Minorities, Identity and Tradition in West Asian, South Asian, and African Cities

2019-07-04
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CIWAS Third Annual Conference Call for Papers Date: February 19, 2020 Venue: Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, UK Abstract Submission Deadline: October 4, 2019 The Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies (CIWAS) is seeking p...
History, Politics and Culture in the Middle East

History, Politics and Culture in the Middle East

2019-07-03
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26th International DAVO Congress and 2nd Session of the Section for Islamic Studies of the DMG Date: October 3-5, 2019 Venue: The Asian-Africa-Institute of Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany Organizers: The Department for Culture and History of ...
Norway: Islamophobic group insults Muslims, harms Qur’an

Norway: Islamophobic group insults Muslims, harms Qur’an

2019-07-02
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An Islamophobic group in Norway insulted Muslims, said all Qurans must be destroyed and threw a copy of the Muslim holy book the Qur’an in an event near the capital Oslo on Saturday, according to a video the group posted on the Internet. Durin...
Almost HALF of Tory members want to 'reduce Muslims coming to UK', shock poll shows

Almost HALF of Tory members want to 'reduce Muslims coming to UK', shock poll shows

2019-07-01
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Four in 10 Tory members think there should be a reduction in the number of Muslims entering Britain, according to the YouGov survey.
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