Fifth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies

Monday 9 April - Wednesday 11 April 2018

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS), University of Exeter

 

ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED AFTER THE DEADLINE MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Call for panels and papers

Following BRAIS’s successful conferences in Edinburgh (April 2014), London (April 2015 and April 2016) and Chester (April 2017), the organisers invite proposals for whole panels or individual papers for the Fifth Annual Conference of BRAIS. Islamic Studies is broadly understood to include both Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority contexts as well as historical, textual, and contemporary anthropological and sociological approaches.

 Pre-arranged panels are particularly welcome on themes within the subject area, such as:

  • Qur’anic studies
  • Sociology of Islam
  • Law
  • Muslims in Britain/Europe/North America and other minority contexts
  • History, Medieval and Modern
  • History of Science
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Muslims in Africa and Asia
  • Intellectual History
  • Islamic Art and Architecture
  • Diversity within Islam
  • Economics and Finance
  • Education
  • Gender Studies
  • Islam in the Media
  • Interreligious Relations

Individual proposals will also be considered, and, if accepted, will then be grouped with similar submissions by the conference organisers. 

How to submit you panel/paper proposal

For panels, a 200-word outline of the theme of the panel, together with 200-word abstracts of each paper and the details of each presenter, should be submitted using the form which is available HERE. Please save the document as follows: "Surname of panel chair_first name of panel chair_panel". Example: "Smith_John_panel".

For individual papers, a 200-word abstract of the paper should be submitted using the form which is available HERE. Please save the document as follows: "Your surname_your first name_paper". Example: "Smith_John_paper".

ALL PANEL AND PAPER SUBMISSIONS MUST BE IN ENGLISH. SUBMISSIONS IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

All completed forms should be sent by email attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 00:00 (UK time) on Sunday 3rd December 2017. You will receive an email notification confirming the receipt of your form.

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A NOTIFICATION RECEIPT, PLEASE CONTACT US.

All panel and individual paper proposals will be reviewed (double blind) by two members of the BRAIS Conference Committee. We will contact you at the end of January 2018 to inform you as to whether your panel/paper has been accepted.

We regret that we cannot offer any kind of financial assistance to overseas scholars whose papers have been accepted for the BRAIS 2018 conference.

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Committee on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Travel to/from Exeter

Exeter is easily accessible, either by train from London Paddington (2.5 hours), Birmingham New St (2.5 hours) or via Manchester or Edinburgh Airports.