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AAIMS Conference 2017


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




18 - 19 December 2017




Copland Theatre, Room B01, Level B1: The Spot, The University of Melbourne

Conference Information

The inaugural AAIMS conference represented the depth and breadth of scholarship in Australia. The conference showcased the diversity of this field of study by reflecting 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, and the AAIMS inaugural conference addressed this important point by bringing together leading scholars from many disciplines, like law, politics, sociology, religious studies, philosophy and theology.


Conference panels included:
  • 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


The conference was sponsored by:
  • National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, The University of Melbourne
  • Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University
  • Institute for Religion, Politics and Society, Australian Catholic University