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CFP: British Association for Islamic Studies Annual Conference 2016

BRAIS 2016 Call for Papers

Third Annual Conference

Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 April 2016

Senate House, University of London

Call for panels and papers

Following BRAIS’s successful conferences in Edinburgh (April 2014) and London (April 2015), the organisers invite proposals for whole panels or individual papers on any aspect or sub-discipline of Islamic Studies, for the Third Annual Conference of BRAIS. Islamic Studies is broadly understood to include both Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority contexts as well as historical, textual, contemporary anthropological and sociological approaches.

Pre-arranged panels are particularly welcome on themes within the subject area, such as:

  • Qur’anic studies
  • Sociology of Islam
  • Law
  • Muslims in Britain/Europe/North America and other minority contexts
  • History, Medieval and Modern
  • History of Science
  • Philosophy and theology
  • Muslims in Africa and Asia
  • Intellectual History
  • Islamic Art and Architecture
  • Diversity within Islam
  • Economics and Finance
  • Education
  • Gender Studies
  • Islam in the Media
  • Interreligious Relations

Individual proposals will also be considered, and, if accepted, will then be grouped with similar submissions by the conference organisers.

For panels, a 200-word outline of the theme of the panel, together with 200-word abstracts of each paper and a short biography of each presenter, should be submitted using the form which is available HERE.

For individual papers, a 200-word abstract of the paper, with a short biography of the presenter, should be submitted using the form which is available HERE.

All completed forms should be sent by email attachment to by 5pm (UK time) on Monday 30th November 2015.

Notification of accepted panels and papers will be circulated in January 2016.

Further details about the Association, including how to join, can be found at Registration for the conference will open in February 2016, and early registration is recommended as limited space is available.  The deadline for registration for the conference will be 5 pm (UK time) on Monday 21 March 2016.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Committee on: or the BRAIS administrator on: