The Study of Islam and Muslims in the shadow of the “War on Terror”: Complexity, Reflexivity and Decolonising Methodologies.

A major conference delivered by the Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre, Moray House School of Education and Sport, Centre for Education for Racial Equality Scotland & RACE.Ed.

CERES Member Dr Ibtihal Ramadan is co-organising a new conference with Dr Idil Akinci from the Alwaleed Centre, University of Edinburgh. This one-day conference, taking place on Tuesday 8th June 2021, aims to explore how the Decolonising the Curriculum Movement (DCM) at British Universities could enable research and teaching staff to tackle and transcend the aforementioned dynamics present in the study of Muslims and Islam within any discipline in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In so doing, it invites academics to critically explore the politics of engaging in research and teaching on Islam/Muslims at British universities through an exercise of self-reflection on their own research and teaching practises. It also aims to reflect more broadly on the political implications/limitations of producing knowledge about Islam/Muslims in the current socio-political context that differentially in(ex)cludes Muslim voices.

The organisers are now welcoming abstract submissions, with a deadline of 14th February 2021.

For further information about the conference and submitting abstracts, please visit the conference website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/alwaleed/conference-june-2021