Perspectives on Islamic Studies in higher education

Date: 25 May, 2010 - 26 May, 2010
Location: Aston Business School, Birmingham
Event type: Conference

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The UK Islamic Studies Network is pleased to announce its inaugural event. This two-day event will bring together participants working in Islamic Studies from a wide range of perspectives to discuss and share practice in teaching Islamic Studies in UK Higher Education today. The event will open with an evening keynote address and dinner, and will feature plenary speakers and workshop sessions during the main day. Workshop sessions will allow participants to discuss issues at a practical level, and will focus both on discipline-specific and cross-disciplinary issues in teaching Islamic Studies. Key themes will include:

  • Teaching Islamic Studies from specific disciplinary perspectives (including Religious Studies; Middle Eastern and other Area Studies; History; Social Sciences; Law; Business and Finance)
  • Teaching introductory courses
  • Resource sharing and curriculum development
  • Student recruitment and employability
  • Teaching in relation to political issues and current events

As this will be a residential event, there will be many opportunities for informal networking and discussion. This event is open to employees of publicly-funded UK Higher Education Institutions, and will be of interest to academics from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives.


For further information and to register please see The Higher Education Academy website.