The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Forum 2nd Annual Post-graduate Symposium

Muirhead Tower Main Lecture Theatre G15
Wednesday 9 May 2018 (09:00-17:00)

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The TIMES Post-graduate Forum invites you to its 2nd annual symposium at the University of Birmingham

The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Post-Graduate Forum has been formed to facilitate discussion amongst Post-graduate taught and Post-graduate research students interested in any of the fields related to TIMES including: theology; philosophy; history; law; politics; social policy; and the arts literature language and culture of the Islamic world. We have members from a range of disciplines and colleges.

We are based at the University of Birmingham, where we hold our monthly meetings, but we have members from academic institutions across the Midlands. We encourage anyone who shares our interests to join us.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Shaheen Sardar Ali (Professor of Law, Warwick Law School)

The TIMES Forum gratefully acknowledges the support received from the University of Birmingham's Department of Theology and Religion for this symposium.

Call for papers

With the aim of promoting and providing a platform for post-graduate research on Islam and the Islamic world (broadly conceived), we invite proposals for papers that will be 20 minutes in length. We welcome papers from PhD candidates and early career researchers on a wide variety of subjects relating to the Islamic and Middle Eastern world including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Philosophy, theology and Qur'anic studies
  • History (medieval and modern)
  • Law
  • Politics and social policy
  • Arts and architecture
  • Literature, language & translation
  • Culture and sociology
  • Intellectual history
  • Sufism
  • Economics and finance

We will also consider creative visual submissions. Individual proposals, if accepted, will be grouped with similar submissions by the conference organisers.

How to submit your paper proposal

The deadline for paper submissions is Wednesday 21st February 2018. For details of how to submit your paper and the application form, please visit the TIMES Forum website.


Registration is free and there are a number of bursaries available to support travel expenses for speakers. If you will be claiming travel expenses, please mention this with your submission

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