Understanding Muslim Societies in Past and Present
About The Event
A Four-day Summer School:
“Understanding Muslim Societies in Past and Present”
Date: June 27 – 30, 2023 @ 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM (Lisbon time)
Venue: Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Avenida Berna 26 C, 1069-061 Lisbon, Portugal
Organizer: NOVA Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (FCSH) in Lisbon and AKU’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC)
This four-day face-to-face summer school aims to reconsider how Islam, Muslims and their contexts are studied today. It will give participants in-depth knowledge about recent developments in the study of Islam, Muslims and their societies.
Aims of the course
– Understand recent developments in the study of Islam, Muslims, and their societies.
– Examine recent developments in scholarship that study Muslim societies in both past and present.
– Situate the study of Islam and Muslims in relation to broader discussions on the construction of identity.
– Critically evaluate the dichotomy of ‘Islam and the West’.
The summer school will address the study of Islam and Muslims in both historical and contemporary times and will include these topics, among others:
– History of Islam and Muslims through Digital Humanities
– Gender in social science and in religious studies
– Political Configurations and Islam
– Popular Culture
Apart from lectures, the summer course will include film screenings with discussions, panel discussions and study visits.
Faculty for the Summer School
The course will be taught collaboratively by the faculty of the NOVA Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (FCSH) in Lisbon and the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) in London. The course will be taught in English
The course will be led by Professor Maria Cardeira Silva from NOVA-FCSH and the Dean, AKU-ISMC, Professor Leif Stenberg.
• Faculty from NOVA FCSH
Raquel Carvalheira, Pedro Soares, Maria Cardeira da Silva, Franscisco Freire, Santiago Matias, Ana Santos Pinto
• Faculty from AKU-ISMC
Jonas Otterbeck, Aslisho Qurboniev, Leif Stenberg, Philip Wood
• Universidade Católica Portuguesa
• Guest speakers
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