Religion as a Changing Category of Muslim Practice - One-Day Workshop

This workshop will focus on ‘religion’ as a changing category in modern Muslim practice. Participants are invited to share case studies from their research as a basis for discussion of the possible insights to be gained by bringing critical approaches to the category ‘religion’ to bear on our study of Islam. The aim of the meeting is to support and encourage such fledgling studies, sharing both methods and findings in order to identify: effective methodologies; a useful conceptual vocabulary; common patterns among diverse case studies; degrees of variation across contexts; and potential new avenues for research. To this end, participation will be open both to researchers already focusing on these themes and those interested in exploring these aspects of their empirical work further.

Deadline for proposals: 28th February 2019

The event is an initiative of the “Categories of Religion and the Secular” Research Network, and in sponsored by the British Association for Islamic Studies and Pembroke College.