BRAIS 2024: Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies

BRAIS 2024 - Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies

About The Event

Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies

Call for Papers and Panels

Date: May 20-21, 2024

Venue: University of Leeds, Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street, Leeds LS1 2HA, UK

Submission Deadline: December 14, 2023


The British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) is delighted to announce that it will be hosting its 2024 Annual Conference at the stunning Cloth Hall Court, University of Leeds, on Monday 20 & Tuesday 21 May 2024.

BRAIS 2024 invites proposals for individual papers, as well as whole panels, from senior and early-career scholars from Professor to PhD level, as well as colleagues from beyond the academic world who have specialist expertise or unique insights to share. This includes colleagues based in centers of further education, museums and traditional centers of religious learning, among others.

Islamic Studies is broadly understood to include all topics and disciplinary approaches relating to the study of Islam and Muslim societies, across all time periods from the formative to the classical, and pre-modern to the contemporary.

This includes, but is not limited to, the following suggested themes:

  • Archives and Archival Studies
  • Art, Architecture, Numismatics, Epigraphy and Material Culture
  • Black Islam(s) and African Diaspora Studies
  • Decolonising the Curriculum, including New Periodizations and (Inter)Disciplinary Approaches
  • Digital Humanities in Islamic Studies
  • Economy, Marketing and Finance
  • Education and Pedagogy
  • Environmental Humanities and Ecology
  • Gender Studies
  • Hadith Studies
  • History and Historiography
  • Intellectual History and the History of Science
  • Interreligious Relations and Comparative Studies
  • Islam and Muslims in the Media: Print, Online and on Screen
  • Law
  • Libraries and Book Cultures
  • Literature and Cultural Studies including Postcolonial Studies
  • Manuscript Studies and Codicology
  • Muslims in Asia
  • Muslims in Britain/Europe/North America and other minority contexts
  • Philosophy, Theology and Ethics
  • Qur’anic and Tafsir Studies
  • Sociology, Anthropology and Political Science
  • Sufism and Mysticism


The British Association for Islamic Studies relies on its members and conference participants to help it expand the scope and nuance of the Annual Conference. In light of this, please do feel free to submit panel or paper proposals that are not represented in the above-mentioned themes.

For individual papers, a 400-word abstract of the paper should be submitted before Thursday 14 December 2023. For panels, a 300-word outline of the theme of the panel, together with 300-word abstracts of each individual paper and the biography of each presenter should be submitted.

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