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Waikato Islamic Studies Conference

Waikato Islamic Studies Conference
The University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand
November 11-12, 2015

Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 July 2015
Inquiries to:

The University of Waikato Islamic Studies Group (UWISG) is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the first conference on Islamic Studies to be held November 11-12, 2015 at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplines and perspectives and encourage both established academics and research students to submit proposals on any topic with particular reference to one of the following themes:

  1. Islam; History, Religion and Theology
  2. Islam; Arts, Sciences and Culture
  3. Islam; Law, Economics and Politics
  4. Islam and Gender Relations
  5. Theory and Method in Islamic Studies
  6. Contemporary Islam: Challenges and Prosperities

Among the above themes the 2015 meeting will feature a special focus on “Muslim/non-Muslim relations”. In addition to the above, other topics are also welcome.

Proposals for in-person presentations should be submitted (title and short abstract of 150-250 words) by 31 July 2015 to:
The conference language is English.

Publication Option
Presenters may also choose to submit written papers to be uploaded onto  the refereed “Waikato Islamic Studies Review” online presentation. If you are unable to attend the conference in person you may still submit your article for peer review and possible upload on the Review’s online presentation.

The conference standard fee is $150. For doctoral candidates and early career researchers with no full-time position the fee is $90. Respective early bird fees are $130 and researchers and $70 provided this is paid in full by 30 August 2015. Lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea for both days are included.

For those who need visa to enter New Zealand we recommend submitting their proposals as soon as possible as confirmation of acceptance will assist the visa application process. Please register through the following website: