via SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM LISTSERV, APRIL, 2014: 

The deadline for submission of proposals for presentation at the workshop titled “Muslims Negotiating Modernities,” the third in the series titled “Being Muslim: How Local Islam Overturns Narratives of Islamic Exceptionalism” is April 7, 2014, but proposals will continue to be accepted until the workshop program is sound. The review process begins on April 14, 2014. The workshop will be held on September 18-21, 2014 on the Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville, TN, USA. Continue reading

via SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM LISTSERV on OCTOBER 23, 2013:
An International Conference: The PKK, Kurdish Nationalism and the Future of Turkey will be held at Virginia Tech on Thursday November 7, 2013.

The Kurdish Question represents a longstanding battle between the state’s authority and cultural identity group demands in Turkey. In this context, the Republic of Turkey is not different than any other nation-state in the world, because it was created as a territorial-based form of identity, based on the modern understanding of citizenship.  However, as a result of the collapse of the multiethnic and multi-religious Ottoman Empire, the state has struggled to build a cohesive territory-based form of identity and citizenship. Continue reading