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AAIMS’ third national conference will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 14-16 September 2021 at the Australian National University in Canberra. Current and prospective AAIMS and BRAIS members are warmly encouraged to apply to present their ongoing research in any area of Islamic and Muslim Studies. In anticipation of state borders being open but restricted international travel, the conference will include both face-to-face and internet-based presentations and audience participation. The central theme of this year’s conference, “The Future of Islam and Humanity: Local and Global Challenges and Opportunities”, is meant to challenge decades-long perceptions of Islam as antithetical to peaceful coexistence and encourage papers that discuss the challenges and opportunities for Islamic and Muslim studies in local and global contexts. Participants are encouraged to consider the significance of the current time-period – by the latter half of this century, Islam is expected to have more followers than any other religion on the planet, surpassing Christianity for the first time in history. A focus on humanity refers to the collectively of human beings but also connotes the qualities of being humane, kind and compassionate, terms that have come to be proclaimed more loudly in the wake of the 2019 Christchurch massacre, COVID-19 pandemic and protests around the world calling for systemic change in support of human rights, equality and a more ethical, fair and just planet and for its inhabitants.
CALLS FOR PAPERS
Call for Book Proposals: Routledge Studies in Islam and Human Rights: The Routledge Studies in Islam and Human Rights Series publishes scholarly monographs that examine the rich and complex intellectual and institutional legacy of Islam relevant to human rights and social (in)justice since the formative period of Islam (7th century CE). The Series aims to integrate knowledge from a variety of disciplines employing new and established methodological and theoretical approaches in human rights research, taking into consideration the consequential legacies of colonialism, imperialism, and globalism on Muslim-majority countries in the modern era as well as the impact of Islam, as an idea and event, on indigenous peoples during the rise and expansion of the Islamic civilization.
For more information, visit: https://ahmed.souaiaia.com/research/routledge-studies-in-islam-and-human-rights/