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January 13, 2009

6th Annual Duke-UNC-CH Graduate Islamic Studies Conference - Call for Papers

The Departments of Religion at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are now accepting papers for inclusion in their Sixth Annual Graduate Islamic Studies Conference:

Negotiating Multiple Islams: Societies, Traditions, and Cultures in Context

April 4-5 2009
Global Education Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mohsen Kadivar, Visiting Professor, University of Virginia

Negotiating Multiple Islams:

For this year’s conference, we encourage papers that explore these questions and seek to contextualize the societies, cultures, and traditions in which they occur. We welcome topics that cover a wide range of issues and incorporate a variety of methodologies and approaches — textual, anthropological, sociological, critical
theoretical, and historical, among others. In addition to formal papers, we also welcome multimedia presentations, such as student-produced films, that are related to the theme of the conference.
Possible themes for paper topics include (but are not limited to):
* lived Islam in urban and rural environments
* critical responses to tradition and authority
* revival and reform movements and the notion of multiple modernities
* popular and vernacular Islam in current and historical contexts
* construction of competing identities
* Islamic art and architecture
* pluralistic ethics and Islam
* living and engaging sacred texts
* multiple interpretive authorities and local traditions
* Muslim women as scholars and leaders
* between Islamic law (Shari’ah) and jurisprudence (fiqh) in local and transnational contexts

To apply, please send the following to DukeUNCconf@gmail.com
* paper title
* proposal of no more than 500 words
* CV
* brief biographical sketch

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2009.

Posted by kpfister at January 13, 2009 03:23 PM

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