Workshop Call for Papers: "Religious? Secular? Re-thinking Islam and Space in Europe"
University of Cambridge, 30th November - 1st December 2017
We invite scholars to present their work for a two-day inter-disciplinary workshop, "Religious? Secular? Re-thinking Islam and Space in Europe".
This workshop offers a much-needed opportunity to evaluate questions of space within the study of Islam in Europe. It will take place at the University of Cambridge on 30th November - 1st December, bringing together established academic speakers and postgraduate researchers.
The workshop will be inter-disciplinary in character, connecting fields such as religious studies, geography, politics, anthropology, and architecture. We will look to tackle the subject both in breadth (in terms of content and concepts under discussion) and depth (with particular, but not exclusive, interests in German and UK contexts).
Confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Kim Knott (Lancaster University), Professor Riem Spielhaus (University of Göttingen), and Dr. Marian Burchardt (University of Leipzig).
The format will involve distributing workshop papers (c. 2500-3000 words) two weeks ahead of the workshop (16th November), in order to ensure in-depth engagement with every contribution. Following the workshop, participants will be invited to submit developed papers for a special issue of a leading journal.
To apply, please send an abstract (max 400 words) and biography (max 200 words) to email@example.com. Abstracts from postgraduate students and early career researchers are especially welcome, and expenses for speakers’ accommodation and travel will be available. The closing date for proposals is 17th September, with decisions communicated by 25th September.
We are most grateful for the sponsorship of DAAD Cambridge Research Hub for German Studies (www.daad.cam.ac.uk) and Cambridge Institute on Religion and International Studies (http://ciris.org.uk/).
Adela Taleb (Humboldt University Berlin), Tobias Müller (University of Cambridge), Chris Moses (University of Cambridge).
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