Britain and the Muslim World: Historical Perspectives
Edited by: Gerald MacLean

This book shows how much opportunity the field of Anglo-Islamic studies still offers future scholars. Based  on papers that were presented at a wonderful three-day conference held at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter in April 2009, this collection brings together a wide range of topics. The papers are organized chronologically, and, like all collections produced after conferences, vary in approach, originality and scope. Given Britain’s extensive historical, cultural, commercial, and religious interactions with various parts of the Islamic world, from the early modern period until today, the essays point in different directions, from an interesting discussion of Lady Wortley Montagu’s son (by Bernadette Andrea) to the manner in which Muslims are portrayed on British television (by Peter Morey whose discussion has now morphed into a full-length book with Amina Yaqin, Framing Muslims) and the role that Muslim women play in today’s Cardiff, a city taken as a case study (by Marta Warat) to the BBC’s biased coverage of the Middle East (by Tim Llewellyn, whose book, Spirit of the Phoenix, was released in 2010). Continue reading


Sexual Sovereignty: Citizenship, Governmentality, and Territory

American University of Beirut 

March 13-15, 2013

Submissions are invited  for 20-minute papers for a conference on Sexual Sovereignty, to be hosted by the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) and co-sponsored by the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES)

This 3-day conference will focus on the relationships between processes of state formation, territorialization, and claims to sovereignty and the politics of gender and sexuality.

Please e-mail a note of interest and paper title with 250 word abstract to Jasbir Puar at [email protected] no later than January 5th. Inquiries welcome.

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Islam in Interwar Europe and European Cultural History  at Leiden University

In cooperation with the BMBF Research Group Europe from the Outside, which is part of the Institute for Oriental and Asian Studies at the University of Bonn, LUCIS organises an international conference entitled ‘Islam in Interwar Europe and European Cultural History’. The conference takes place in Leiden, from Thursday 13 until Saturday 15 December. Please find the program and information booklet here. If you would like to participate, please register: [email protected]

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