CONCEPTIONS OF ISLAM - SEMINAR
/ PH.D COURSE
August 27th - 30th 2007:
One of the most important as well as problematic issues in
today’s societies is how to relate to, and conceive of, Islam.
Rejecting an essentialist conception of Islam as a “given”,
the need is still there to define parameters for a reasonable understanding
of what “Islam” may mean, in particular in a world of changing
social relations and increasing globalization of discourses, interacting
with local conditions and conceptions, both “there” in the
Muslim world and “here” in the West.
This seminar / Ph.D. course will take up various facets of how Islam
is understood to try to delineate ways of conceiving Muslim experiences
as well as modern undertandings of what it means to be “Muslim”.
Two main themes will be dealt with, Islam and Feminism, and Interpretations
of Islam today. The two themes are interlinked, but still each will
have a special focus of its own. Read
"Conceptions of Islam" consits of two parts, namely a Ph.D
course and a seminar.
1. The Ph.D course is open to Ph.D. students in Norway as well as abroad.
All Ph.D student participants will be expected to present a paper at
the workshops, related to his or her project, which will be discussed
by a teacher as well as by the fellow course participants and supervisors
present. For more information about the Ph.D course please visit this
web site >>
2. The seminar part will consist of lectures by a number of invited
scholars and workshops. The lectures will be open for all interested.
programme is available here >>
about the Ph.D course is available here >>
Ziba Mir-Hosseini, SOAS, London
Ismail, University of Exeter
Nacira Guenif-Souilamas, Université Paris-XIII
Amir-Moazami, Berlin and Frankfurt/Oder
Malik, King’s College, London
Sarah Bracke, Universitet Utrecht
Christine Jacobsen, University of Bergen
- Ph. D. School for Middle Eastern Studies/Centre for Middle Eastern
Studies, University of Bergen
- Centre for Women’s and Gender Research
(SKOK), University of Bergen
- IMER, International Migration
& Ethnic Relations Research Unit, University of Bergen
- Ph. D. Program for Asian and
African Studies/Dept of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, University
- Dept of Archaeology and Religious
Studies, Norwegian Technical University in Trondheim