Islam and Justice: AAIMS Inaugural Conference on the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies

The National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies 
Islam and Justice: AAIMS Inaugural Conference on the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies
18 & 19 December 2017
The Spot-B01 (Copland Theatre)


The inaugural conference of the Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS) will represent the depth and breadth of scholarship in Australia. It will showcase the diversity of this field of study which reflects the range of Muslim experiences across many countries and continents. The experiences and daily challenges faced by Muslims in Australia is, by definition, different to those in the Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia. This difference, however, does not detach them from events and processes that shape the lives of other Muslims. Studies of Muslim experiences and manifestations of Islam require a multi-disciplinary approach to capture the topic in all its multi-faceted complexity. AAIMS inaugural conference will address this important consideration by bringing together leading scholars from many disciplines, including law, politics, sociology, religious studies, philosophy and theology.

Some examples of possible panels include:

  • Teaching Islam at Australian universities
  • Limitations of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs
  • Islamic Morality and Political participation
  • Islamic Law in Western Contexts
  • Islam, Gender and Justice

Application Process:
Abstracts (100- 200 words)
Brief bio (50-100 words)
Please send abstracts to Dr Joshua Roose:
Abstract submission closes by 5pm, Friday 11 August 2017
Please note: all participants are expected to organise and financially cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Conference Sponsors:
The University of Melbourne
National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies
Deakin University
Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
Australian Catholic University
Institute for Religion, Politics and Society