1.Canon to critique: the future of Islamic education
Saturday 19 November | 11.00–13.00
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For at least a decade there has been a growing movement of young British Muslims who choose to travel abroad to study at religious seminaries (madrasas). However, the madrasa system is controversial: on one hand, it is perceived in the West as a conduit of extremism and, on the other, as an institution lacking pedagogic criticality. In a lecture by Dr Tajul Islam (University of Leeds), followed by a dialogue between Dr Islam and Dr Mustapha Sheikh (University of Leeds), probing questions will be asked about the classical madrasa model, the problems associated with non-critical engagement with canonical texts in pedagogic settings, and ways of approaching texts from a position of both critical engagement and sensitivity/respect. An academic discussion of this kind within the setting of a mosque makes for a unique opportunity not to be missed. There will also be an opportunity for audience participation following the presentation and conversation.
Free Admission | Booking required
This event is part of University of Leeds’ series Journeys of hope and fear
Event enquiries: M.Sheikh@leeds.ac.uk
Led by: University of Leeds
In partnership with: Bait ul Aman Mosque Committee
2. Conference: “Does Religion Make a Difference? Discourses and Activities of Religious NGOs in Development”, Faculty of Theology, University of Basel, 9-11 November 2016
This conference explores the particularities of religious NGOs participating in international development cooperation. The conference is open to the public and the entrance is free of charge.
Program and information: https://theolrel.unibas.ch/fileadmin/theorel/redaktion/Veranstaltungen/ZRWP-Tagung_Nov_16_WEB.pdf
3. Ninth Biennial Conference: “The Qur’an: Text, Society and Culture”, Centre of Islamic Studies, SOAS, London, 10-12 November 2016
The conference series seeks to provide a forum for investigating the basic question: how is the Qur’anic text read and interpreted? Our objective is to encompass a global vision of current research trends, and to stimulate discussion, debate, and research on all aspects of the Qur’anic text and its interpretation and translation.
Program and information: http://www.soas.ac.uk/quran-2016/
4. Teaching Fellow in Middle Eastern Studies, King’s College, London
This is a full-time post offered on a fixed term contract for 9 months. It will provide teaching cover from January 2017 to September 2017.
Closing date: 24 November 2016. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Assistant Professor in Modern Middle Eastern History, Central Connecticut State University
PhD or ABD with completion date within one year required. Must have completed or be actively enrolled in a PhD program in Modern Middle East history or studies. Proficiency in a language such as Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish required.
Deadline for application: 31 December 2016. Information: www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=53922
6. Semester-long Fellowships in Support of Arab-Region Social Science in Fall 2017, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Applications are invited from social scientists affiliated with universities in the Arab world. Early-career scholars, including advanced doctoral candidates or faculty members within five years of their Ph.D., may be given preference.
Deadline for application: 4 January 2017. Information: http://mideast.unc.edu/jobs/university-of-north-carolina-at-chapel-hill-carnegie-fellowships-in-support-of-arab-region-social-science/
7. Contributions pour numéro MIDÉO 33 (2018) « Théologie musulmane des religions »
Le MIDÉO 33 (2018) accueille la publication d’articles ou d’éditions de texte qui permettent de contribuer à la mise en perspective d’une théologie musulmane des religions.
Date limite pour l’envoi des résumés : 1 avril 2017. Information: www.ideo-cairo.org/fr/2016/07/theologie-musulmane-des-religions/
8. CFP – Before Orientalism: The “images” of Islam, 15th-17th c. (Madrid, 18-19 May 17)
9. University of California, Riverside – Assistant Professor in Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World
Macalester College (Minnesota, U.S.) – Assistant Professor- Ancient/Medieval with Islamic Art sub-specialty
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