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Social scientists examine Islam and the lives of Muslims: 18 May 2012

Dear colleagues,

Registration is now open for an exciting ‘expert seminar’ sponsored by the Islamic Studies Network on 18 May 2012 at London Metropolitan University. Please register on our website here: Social Scientists examine Islam and the lives of Muslims

The event will consist of four 30 minute presentations, followed by 30 minutes discusssion time for each of the following speakers:

· Nilu Ahmed (Swansea University): Mosques, media and mehfils: changing religious meanings and practice among first generation Bangladeshi women in London

· Professor Shaheen Ali (University of Warwick): Balancing Multiculturalism, Legal Pluralism and Muslim Women’s Rights: A Critical Look at Shari’a Councils in Britain

· Dr Nasar Meer (Northumbria University): Misrecognising Muslim Consciousness in Europe

· Dr Sara Silvestri (City University London): Unpacking and repacking Islam and the political

Respondents: Professors Mona Siddiqui (University of Edinburgh) and Jeff Haynes (London Metropolitan University)

Chair/convenor: Max Farrar (Emeritus Professor, Leeds Met University)

A full programme is available online.