Member Publications (January)

January 31, 2023

Congratulations to the following AAIMS Members on their recent publications:

Joshua Roose, on his co-authored book titled Masculinity and Violent Extremism, published by Palgrave. Read free PDF here.

Bryan S. Turner, on his book titled Understanding Islam: Positions of Knowledge, published by Edinburgh University Press. Purchase book here.

Ihsan Yilmaz and Omer Erturk, on their paper titled Religious Necropolitical Propaganda in Educational Materials for Children, published by Religions. Read article here.

If you are a member of AAIMS and have recently published an article, book chapter, book, or any other academic publication in the month of January, please email us at info@aaims.org.au

Congratulations,

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Sydney Islamic Arts Museum

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Resilient Democracy for Resilient Communities Conference

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Sydney Islamic Arts Museum

January 25, 2023

Australia’s diverse Muslim community is rapidly growing. To foster a healthy and positive relationship with the growing community, the Australian government, Australian universities, and not-for-profit organisations have come together to offer Australian Muslims a platform to contribute to Australian society and engage in interfaith and intercultural dialogue with the wider Australian community.

In 2010, the Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA) was established. As a not-for-profit platform, the IMA’s objective is to showcase the diverse range of Islamic arts and its contribution to Australia’s diversity. The IMA showcases architecture, calligraphy, paintings, glass, ceramics and textiles.

In the ten years since, there has been a growing interest in the Australian Muslim community, with efforts to combat Islamophobia and increase awareness about the place of Australian Muslims in society. As part of this move toward a more positive relationship with the community, the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy (ISRA), together with the support of Charles Sturt University (CSU), has successfully secured a $26.3 million grant to build the first Sydney Islamic Arts Museum. This grant falls under the WestInvest Community Project Grants Initiative of the NSW State Government. 

Established in 2009, ISRA, as an organisation, has played an important role in bridging dialogue about Muslims in Australia with the general Australian public. The organisation provides Islamic Studies and Arabic courses through the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation within CSU – a centre that was established in 2011, two years after ISRA’s founding.

The Sydney Islamic Arts Museum will be the first arts museum of its kind that will provide a platform to facilitate and nurture a deeper understanding of Islam.

Much like the IMA, the Sydney Islamic Arts Museum will facilitate the artistic and cultural output of the Muslim community to recognise the community’s contribution to Australia while also encouraging, and engaging, in intercultural and interfaith dialogue.

“ISRA is looking forward to working with the community and stakeholders in making this pioneering project a reality,” said Associate Professor Mehmet Ozalp, founder of ISRA. “We would like to thank Charles Sturt University for the ongoing partnership. We would also like to thank everyone who contributed letters of support for this project, we appreciate your support.”

The Sydney Islamic Arts Museum no doubt promises to be a great instrument of dialogue, education and identity expression for Australian Muslims.

Congratulations ISRA!

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Member Publications (January)

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January 25, 2023

AAIMS will be resuming its Early Career Researchers Book Launch series for ECRs who have published a monograph that reflects the multidisciplinary nature of scholarship in Islamic and Muslim studies. AAIMS is committed to promoting scholarly studies of Islam and Muslim societies, and this includes Islam as a religion and the lived experiences of Muslims in Australia and worldwide.

If you are an ECR who has published a monograph from June 2020 – 2022, please contact Raihan at raihan.ismail@anu.edu.au.
 
All the best,

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Member Publications (January)

Congratulations to the following AAIMS Members on their recent publications: Joshua Roose, on his co-authored book titled Masculinity and Violent Extremism, published by Palgrave. Read free PDF here. Bryan S.
Read More

Resilient Democracy for Resilient Communities Conference

On August 23, 2022, Charles Sturt University together with the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy hosted a conference on resilient democracy. This conference brought together over a hundred delegates, many
Read More

Thank you 2022; Welcome 2023!

We wish all our members a wonderful holiday season! We thank you all for your commitment to AAIMS and for continually sharing your wonderful achievements with us. We also thank
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Resilient Democracy for Resilient Communities Conference

January 18, 2023

On August 23, 2022, Charles Sturt University together with the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy hosted a conference on resilient democracy. This conference brought together over a hundred delegates, many of whom were academics, service providers NSW government representatives, community leaders, and non-profit organisations.

The aim of the conference was to explore strategies and generate solutions toward building a democratically resilient society that fosters Australia’s resilient and multicultural communities.

Participants listened to panel discussions and presentations, contributed to Q&A sessions, and were invited to engage in activities that provided solutions to achieving a democratically resilient society and its diverse communities. Panelists provided the audience tools and tips on how to effectively utilise democratic participation to avoid the spread of misinformation, populist ideologies, distrust, and conspiracy theories.

A report on the conference has since been published, highlighting the key findings from the conference. You can access the report here, and view summary notes on the conference in the images below, too.

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