New Directions in Islamic Thought: Lecture Series and Workshop
Wednesday 6, May 2015 – Wednesday 17, June 2015
Partnership Leadership Fellow, Professor Robert Gleave, through his project Islamic Reformulations at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, is hosting a lecture series on the theme ‘New Directions in Islamic Thought’.
The series will end with a workshop on ‘Reformulating Islamic Thought in the West’, examining how Muslim intellectuals based in Europe and North America have engaged in the reformulation of Islamic Thought in the modern period.
Wednesday 6, May 2015, 17.15
Professor Meir Hatina of Hebrew University of Jerusalem will examine how leadership and authority in modern Islam have developed from being based on learning, to a more charismatic, personal based appeal.
Wednesday 20, May 2015, 17.15
Muslim Futures: New Directions in Islamic Thought Round Table with speakers speaking from different perspectives, examining the major intellectual challenges for Muslims in the contemporary period.
Wednesday 3, June 2015, 17.15
Dr Shuruq Naguib of Lancaster University will give a lecture on the Egyptian Qur’anic commentator, Bint al-Shati’, famous for her contribution to rhetorical analysis of the Qur’an, gender issues, and understanding the Qur’an in the light of contemporary structures of knowledge.
Tuesday 16, June 2015, 17.15
Dr Ziba Mir-Hosseini of SOAS will critically assess an assumption that underpins much of thinking around gender relations in modern Islam: that God gave men authority over women in the Quran, Sura 4, verse 34. To do this, she will use her research, and that of others, under the auspices of the Musawah project.
To view the full programme visit the Islamic Reformulations website.