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Muslims in the UK and Europe

24 February, 2017 18:06
Muslims in the UK and Europe

Postgraduate Symposium

Call for Papers

Date: May 12-13, 2017

Venue: University of Cambridge, UK

Organized by: The Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge

Abstract Submission Deadline: 13 March 2017

The University of Cambridge Centre of Islamic Studies invites applications from current Masters and PhD candidates to present their research on issues pertaining to Muslims in the UK and Europe, from any discipline. The postgraduate symposium will be a platform for students to present and exchange current research on any topic in this field in a dynamic forum.

While historical or theoretical context is valuable, we invite papers also to present, analyses or interpret research findings, data or material. The symposium will take place at The Moller Centre, Cambridge. Accommodation will be covered by the Centre of Islamic Studies and bursaries will be available for travel within the UK.

The Centre organizes an annual postgraduate symposium on “Muslims in the UK and Europe”. The aim is to bring together graduate students from British, European and American universities to present their research to their peers, discuss their findings and engage in debate about the issues that face Muslims in the European context. Topics vary widely, from Sufism to Salafism, from charity to burial rites, religious travel to therapy, Islamophobia, deradicalization initiatives and more.

To apply please submit a 500-word abstract, with curriculum vitae outlining current research interests, to by the 13th of March 2017.

Successful candidates will be notified by the 20th of March 2017 and invited to submit draft papers of no more than 3000 words by the 5th of May 2017. A product of the symposium is a publication of edited papers which provide a range of topical essays on Islam and Muslims in the Europe. Muslims in UK and Europe II is available to download here.

Source: The Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge

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