Islamic Studies: A Contested University Subject by Jørgen Nielsen, University of Birmingham

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Type: 
Lecture
Date: 
November 6, 2019
Location: 
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Islamic History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, Teaching and Learning

Islamic Studies: A Contested University Subject
by Jørgen Nielsen, University of Birmingham

Islamic Studies: A Contested University Subject 

by Jørgen Nielsen, University of Birmingham

Wed, 6 November 2019

18:00 – 19:30 GMT

 

Aga Khan Centre (ACR, 1st floor)

10 Handyside Street 

London 

N1C 4DN

 

The German initiative a decade ago to establish five departments of Islamic theology with 15 chairs invites a closer look at how university-level Islamic studies have developed over generations. The approach to the subject has itself changed in response to changing market demands and the international and domestic environments. And what are the challenges of growing numbers of Muslims studying in this field?

The event marks the third in a series of lectures entitled Recognising Islam in Europe and North America organised by the Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations.

The lectures present exciting research on Muslim contexts in Europe and North America focusing on issues relating to Muslim agency, creativity and strivings. What engages people and drives them to find new directions? Each event will challenge conventional narratives about Islam in Europe and North America by providing stimulating, new perspectives based on recent and ongoing research.

Organised by Jonas Otterbeck, AKU-ISMC

 

Tickets are free but booking is essential.

 

Book here

 

 

Contact Info: 

Aga Khan Centre

10 Handyside Street

London N1C 4DN

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