This section features both national and international job vacancies, internships, calls for papers and other such professional opportunities that may be of value to AAIMS members.

 

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

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.

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CALLS FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS: ISLAMIC CONSTITUTIONS – MANAGING RELIGION AND POLITICS FOR THE JOURNAL ‘RELIGIONS’:

This Special Issue of ‘Religions’ seeks papers that examine the ways in which constitutions, constitutional articles, and the writing and abolition of constitutions manage the relationship between religion and politics. Of particular interest are papers that grapple with this question in Muslim-majority countries across the globe, while highlighting the specific legal, social, and political consequences of how religion is altered by the state’s management of it through constitutional articles.

Submissions Due: 15 April 2021
Length of articles: approx. 10,000 words

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: AAIMS’ THIRD NATIONAL CONFERENCE: Submissions are now open for AAIMS’ Third National Conference, to be held at the Australian National University from 14-16 September, 2021. 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.

Proposals of up to 300 words and additional questions should be sent to info@aaims.org.au to be reviewed on an ongoing basis by members of the AAIMS executive and conference sub-committee. Please include relevant affiliation and contact information in a single Word Document. Panel proposals should be submitted as a single document with a short abstract for the panel as well as individual abstracts and author information. Panels may consist of 3 or 4 participants. Paper presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes.

Submissions Due: 1 June, 2021

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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/ 

 

Call for Articles for BRILL’S ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE QURAN ONLINE

Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Quran Online (https://brill.com/view/db/eqo), edited by Johanna Pink (Universität Freiburg), is the world’s foremost digital historical-critical reference work on the Quran. We are seeking professional scholars with demonstrable expertise in a variety of disciplines for the expansion and updating of the Encyclopaedia. Since the printed volumes of Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Quran appeared in 2001-2006, the larger field of Quranic Studies has expanded considerably. To account for the explosion of new research related to the Quran, the Encyclopaedia of the Quran Online (EQO) will be adding new articles and updating older entries. If your field of study and expertise appears below, or you feel your research should be addressed by the EQO, please reach out to the relevant members of the editorial board.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: ISLAMIC CONSTITUTIONS – MANAGING RELIGION AND POLITICS FOR THE JOURNAL ‘RELIGIONS’:

This Special Issue of ‘Religions’ seeks papers that examine the ways in which constitutions, constitutional articles, and the writing and abolition of constitutions manage the relationship between religion and politics. Of particular interest are papers that grapple with this question in Muslim-majority countries across the globe, while highlighting the specific legal, social, and political consequences of how religion is altered by the state’s management of it through constitutional articles.

Submissions Due: 15 April 2021
Length of articles: approx. 10,000 words

For more information, click HERE

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘RELIGIONS’ SPECIAL ISSUE – ‘ISLAMIC ORIGINS’

This volume aims to explore fresh scholarship on the origins of Islam–not only the interpretation of sources focused on the reconstruction of events in seventh century Arabia, but also and perhaps even more importantly, the origins of “Islam” as a concept and “Muslim” as an identity far beyond the originating experience of the prophet Muhammad and the Quran. To this end, new scholars contribute by examining the beginnings and development of “classical” Islam in the Arab and Iranian lands of the Middle East but also how Muslims and others spread ideas throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

Submissions Due: 31 July 2021

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CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘RELIGIONS’ SPECIAL ISSUE – ‘NEW APPROACHES TO QUR’ANIC HERMENEUTICS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD’

The Qur’an, as a basic Islamic source, and its exegesis have a special place under the broad umbrella of Islamic studies disciplines. In Qur’anic studies, contemporary approaches to Qur’anic exegesis are an area that needs constant updating with the participation of new actors. This Special Issue of the journal Religions – “New approaches to Qur’anic hermeneutics in the Muslim world”—will discuss the approaches that play defining roles in modern Qur’anic interpretation in the Islamic world. It will critically analyse the intellectual efforts to understand the Qur’an in modern times by contemporary Muslim thinkers from different linguistic and geographic backgrounds.

Submissions Due: 1 December 2021

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