University of Cambridge Postgraduate Symposium - Muslims in the UK and Europe
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, taking place from 13 – 15 May 2016, 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, analyse 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 travel bursaries will be available.
Annual Graduate Symposia
The Centre organises 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, deradicalisation initiatives and more.
The Centre invites scholars of Islam to attend the symposium proceedings and act as mentors and commentators. Keynote speakers have also been invited to address major issues on Muslims and Islam in the British and European contexts. These senior academics and thinkers offer insightful reflections on the relationship between ‘Islam’, reflexivity, and the possibility for creative rethinking of social issues in the UK and Europe.
How to apply
While historical or theoretical context is valuable, we invite papers also to present, analyse or interpret research findings, data or material.
To apply please submit a 500-word abstract, with curriculum vitae outlining current research interests, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 28 February 2016.
Successful candidates will be notified by Friday 11 March 2016 and invited to submit draft papers of no more than 3000 words by Friday 29 April 2016.
Click here to download the Muslims in the UK and Europe I publication.