Department of Middle East and North Africa Faculty of International and Political Studies,
University of Łodz
Arabic Language and Culture Centre Faculty of Philology,
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun
Department of European Islam Faculty of Oriental Studies,
University of Warsaw
invite to participate in the deliberations of the First International Symposium on
"Politics and Society in the Islamic world"
Łódź, 22-23 October 2015
Planned as a joint initiative of the Department of Middle East and North Africa, University of Łodz, the Department of Arabic Language and Culture, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun and the Department of European of Warsaw University the international symposium will focus on political and social issues of the Muslim world in the 20th and 21st century. Presentations on the various parts of the Islamic world – from Morocco to South-East Asia, including also the Muslims in the diaspora – will analyze issues of domestic policy of states inhabited by Muslims as well as foreign policy and international relations. In the 21st century, especially after the so-called „Arab Spring”, a change of some paradigms regarding issues fundamental to the development of the world where Muslims or those who rely on Islam play a crucial role is widely visible. It can be both edifying and destructive force. These problems are exposed with various viewpoints, using a variety of methodologies and national perspectives. Symposium has an interdisciplinary character, all researchers representing different fields and disciplines are invited to participate in the initiative.
Polish, English, Russian, Arabic
monographic collective work edited by Izabela Kończak, Magdalena Lewicka,
The deadline for submitting texts:
December 15, 2015.
Prof. Marek M. Dziekan – Head of Scientific Conference
Dr. Izabela Kończak (Department of Middle East and North Africa University of Lodz)
Dr. Magdalena Lewicka (Arabic Language and Culture Centre, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun)
Dr. Marta Widy-Behiesse (Department of European Islam, Warsaw University)
Andrzej Stopczyński MA. – contact person