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BRAIS 2017 Call for Papers

05 October, 2016 12:14
BRAIS 2017 Call for Papers

Fourth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies

Date: April 11–13, 2017

Venue: Chester Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Chester

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 30, 2016

Call for panels and papers

Following BRAIS’s successful conferences in Edinburgh (April 2014) and London (April 2015 and April 2016), the organizers invite proposals for whole panels or individual papers on any aspect or sub-discipline of Islamic Studies, for the Fourth Annual Conference of BRAIS. Islamic Studies is broadly understood to include both Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority contexts as well as historical, textual, and contemporary anthropological and sociological approaches.

Pre-arranged panels are particularly welcome on themes within the subject area, such as:

  • Qur’anic studies
  • Sociology of Islam
  • Law
  • Muslims in Britain/Europe/North America and other minority contexts
  • History, Medieval and Modern
  • History of Science
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Muslims in Africa and Asia
  • Intellectual History
  • Islamic Art and Architecture
  • Diversity within Islam
  • Economics and Finance
  • Education
  • Gender Studies
  • Islam in the Media
  • Interreligious Relations

Individual proposals will also be considered, and, if accepted, will then be grouped with similar submissions by the conference organizers. 

All completed forms should be sent by email attachment to by 5pm (UK time) on Wednesday 30th November 2016.

A number of fee waivers thwill be available for UK-based PhD students whose papers are accepted for the BRAIS 2017 conference. Fee waivers will include delegate fee plus all catering and accommodation costs. More details to be announced later this year.

Plenary sessions at the conference

The conference committee is very pleased to announce that plenary lectures at the conference will be delivered by Prof Bryan Turner (Australian Catholic University) on ‘Can there be a “Sociology of Islam”?’; Profs Humayun Ansari (Royal Holloway, London) and Ron Geaves (Cardiff University) on ‘The History of Muslims in Britain’; and Profs Everett Rowson (New York University) and Gudrun Krämer (Free University of Berlin) on the new edition of The Encyclopaedia of Islam (kindly sponsored by Brill).

More information at: The British Association for Islamic Studies

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