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December 31, 2023

We wish all our members a wonderful holiday season! We thank you for your commitment to AAIMS and for continually sharing your wonderful achievements with us. We have grown in 2023 thanks to your interactions with us on social media. We are excited to begin the new year with you!

Throughout 2023, we have shared member publications and achievements across our social media platforms and our website. We continue to encourage you to share your achievements with us through our hashtag #sharewithaaims. If you have an achievement you would like us to share on the website please email us at info@aaims.org.au.

In June, we hosted the How to Publish in a Q1 Journal  workshop, with presentations by Dr Jan Ali and Mirela Cufurovic. In September, we hosted the How to Publish in The Conversation and ABC Religion & Ethics workshop, with presentations by Professor Mehmet Ozalp and Scott Stephens (editor for ABC Religion & Ethics) and facilitation by Dr Sara Cheikh Husain. We had a wonderful turn out for both events! Thank you to everyone who participated and shared their experience with us on our social media. If you have suggestions for future workshops you’d like to see from us, please do email us at info@aaims.org.au.

In November, the AAIMS 2023 Conference: Islam in a Polarised World was hosted by the Centre for Muslim States and Societies (CMSS) at the University of Western Australia in Perth. The conference was an excellent way to bring diverse scholars together to discuss the ways in which Islam and Muslims operate in a polarised world. We thank each and every one of you who attended, contributed, and shared their positive experience!

In 2024, we hope to receive submissions for our Riaz Hassan Honours prize, and look forward to reading some great theses. The winner for the prize will be announced at the end of 2024! We value scholarship that emerges from the field of Islamic Studies and it is an honour to cherish the scholarship legacy of Riaz Hassan who played an instrumental role in the development of AAIMS as a thriving association for scholars in this field.

Also, if you have something to share or something to say, head on over to our Member Forum to get some exciting discussions going!

We wish you all a lovely new year!

All the best,

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