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Reforms in Islamic Education

University of Cambridge
Saturday, 9th April - Sunday, 10th April, 2011
Call for Papers

The post-9/11 era has witnessed intense international interest and scrutiny of Islamic education as well as Islamic schools. While there has been a growing field of research on reforms in Islamic education, the tendency is to view these reforms as reactions to external pressure and expectations, rather than actions initiated, contested and negotiated by and among Muslims. What is often overlooked is the need to locate these reforms within broad historical, political and socio-cultural contexts beyond the events of 9/11.

This 2-day international conference, jointly organised by the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies (Cambridge) and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World (Edinburgh), aims to fill this gap. The conference will bring together internationally renowned academics to raise awareness on reforms in Islamic education by presenting critical perspectives and discussing practical suggestions.

A 300-word abstract and a CV of maximum one page should be sent to

Deadline for paper proposals: 24th December, 2010

The conference will cover accommodation and meals for selected presenters.

More details are available online at

For further information, contact:

Clare Bannister, Administrator
Centre of Islamic Studies
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue CB3 9DA

Tel: +44 (0) 1223 335103
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 335110