"Studying contemporary Islam in the UK"
A study day organised in collaboration with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group and the Muslims in Britain research network
Saturday 28th November 2009, 10.30am-4.30pm
Birkbeck College, University of London
Over the past decade there has been a significant growth of social science research on Islam, conducted against a backdrop of public and policy interest which can represent both an opportunity and considerable challenge to researchers in this field. This study day will be an important opportunity to bring together researchers with expertise in the study of contemporary Islam in the UK with other scholars of lived religion to share current research and reflect on developing trends and issues within this field.
A keynote address will be given by Prof Ron Geaves (Liverpool Hope University and chair of the MBRN) reviewing recent developments and future prospects for research in this field. There will also be an opportunity for short paper presentations for any form of social research exploring the intersections of Islam with identity, culture, institutions, performance, community and public policy.
Further details: Centre for Religion and Contemporary Society at Birkbeck