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Islamic studies

Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies

Sufism and Mysticism

Call for Papers and Panels:

The British Association for Islamic Studies is delighted to announce that it will be hosting its 2023 Annual Conference at the Centre for the Study of Muslim Civilizations, Aga Khan University, London on 15 & 16 May 2023.

We now invite proposals for individual papers, as well as whole panels, from senior and early-career scholars from Professor to PhD level, as well as colleagues from beyond the academic world who have specialist expertise or unique insights to share. This includes colleagues based in centers of further education, museums and traditional centers of religious learning, among others.

​​Islamic Studies is broadly understood to include all topics and disciplinary approaches relating to the study of Islam and Muslim societies, across all time periods from the formative to the classical, and pre-modern to the contemporary.

This includes, but is not limited to, the following suggested themes:

  • Archives and Archival Studies
  • Art, Architecture, Numismatics, Epigraphy and Material Culture
  • Black Islam(s) and African Diaspora Studies
  • Decolonising the Curriculum, including New Periodisations and (Inter)Disciplinary Approaches
  • Digital Humanities in Islamic Studies
  • Economy, Marketing and Finance
  • Education and Pedagogy
  • Environmental Humanities and Ecology
  • Gender Studies
  • Hadith Studies
  • History and Historiography
  • Intellectual History and the History of Science
  • Interreligious Relations and Comparative Studies
  • Islam and Muslims in the Media: Print, Online and on Screen
  • Law
  • Libraries and Book Cultures
  • Literature and Cultural Studies including Postcolonial Studies
  • Manuscript Studies and Codicology
  • Muslims in Asia
  • Muslims in Britain/Europe/North America and other minority contexts
  • Philosophy, Theology and Ethics
  • Qur’anic and Tafsir Studies
  • Sociology, Anthropology and Political Science
  • Sufism and Mysticism

We rely on our members and conference participants to help us expand the scope and nuance of our Annual Conference. In light of this, please do feel free to submit panel or paper proposals that are not represented in the above-mentioned themes.

British Association for Islamic Studies Annual Conference

An Inclusive Conference

BRAIS is committed to the principles of equality and inclusivity, and welcomes papers from scholars of all backgrounds and identities. We will work hard to ensure that BRAIS 2023 is a welcoming environment where everyone feels valued and supported.


May 15, 2023 @ 8:00 am
May 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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The Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations 10 Handyside Street, London, N1C 4DN


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The Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations
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