Previous events


4th December - Abul Ala Maududi's theo-democracy: Locating sovereignty in colonial and post-colonial states

20th November - Elephants, pomegranates, and the attributes of God: The Quranic worlds of Ignazio Lomellini and Lodovico Marracci

16th November - Elements of Displacement workshop at DaDa Festival

15th November - Three faiths, one question: why do good people do bad things?

23rd October - The political impact of the self during the Islamic Revolution

9th October - Muslim feminist methodologies and the reform of Sharia Councils in Britain

1st October - Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls - Book Launch

12th June - The importance of women in early Pentecostalism: A case study from Sweden

18th May - Cadbury Lectures 2018 - The intertwinement of religious and secular dynamics in our global age: global denominationalism and the globalization of the secular immanent frame

17th May - Cadbury Lectures 2018 - The external road of colonial encounters and the formation of a world system of religious pluralism

15th May - Cadbury Lectures 2018 - The internal European road of secularization: confessionalization and deconfessionalization

14th May - Cadbury Lectures 2018 - The modern religious-secular binary system of classification

9th May - The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Forum 2nd Annual Post-graduate Symposium

16th-17th April - Europe's new migrants: marriage practices and policies

27th March - Learn to disagree better - scriptural reasoning workshop

20th March - Coretta: My Life, My Love, My Legacy - a talk on the memoir-biography of Martin Luther King's widow by author Barbara Reynolds

19th March - Islamic studies – scientific or confessional? A contested university subject

5th March - Market Islam and organising Hajj-going in late modern Britain: tour operators, pilgrim welfare and UK governance

19th February - Gendering prophecy in the Islamic tradition

7th February - Indigenous religions in China today

29th January - Untold stories: Arab media provision for children

25th January - Forbidden Fruit: Translating the Qur'an in early modern Europe

24th January - Beautiful bookhands and careless characters: An alternative approach to the Dead Sea Scrolls

15th January - The obligation to migrate and the impulse to narrate: forced migration from the Caucasus to Ottoman lands in the Soviet literary imagination


6th December - The 'joyful challenge' of minority congregations' use of Anglican church spaces in a diverse urban diocese

5th December - Islamophobia, literature and culture

29th November - Persian Documents from Pre-Mongol Bamiyan

27th November - The Mayor and Faith Conference

23rd November - Muslim Societies and Islam

21st November - Body and spirit in early Islamic theology

8th November - Big Data and Christian Ethics

7th November - Funding research on transnational Islam: the ALTERUMMA project

25th October - Theology and Religion Research Project Seminar

17th October - The complexities of "talking back" - How Dutch Muslims claim a public voice in the face of the racialisation of Islam

16th October - Clash of the Titans: Barth versus Hegel

11th October - Is the Sacred Spatial?

3rd October - Academic freedom and free speech in a time of 'terror'

27th September - Big Data and Christian Ethics

13th July - The 'Joyful Challenge' of Minority Congregations' Use of Anglican Church Spaces in a Diverse Urban Diocese

11th July - A sector deal on disability

6th June - The Spirit of the Atonement: Pentecostal Challenges to the Christian Tradition

6th June - Walter J. Hollenweger Lecture 2017

16th May - Religion and foreign policy: a Brussels perspective

10th May - Dr Elizabeth Harris speaking at UNESCO in Paris

10th May - The Dead Sea Scrolls, Austerity, and the Role of Elites

10th May - United for Peace - Unity through Poetry

9th May - The Place of Sacred Art: A symposium exploring the interpretation of sacred art in secular and faith contexts

27th March - Exploring Radicalisation and Securitisation

21st March - Nasir al-Din Tusi and the Problem of Truthmaking in Medieval Arabic Thought

14th March - Seeing the Face of the Divine: Conceptions of God and the Cosmos in early Medieval Shiʿi Thought

10th March - Heavenly bodies: with what kind of bodies will we come?

9th March - Like the angels? gender and procreation in Mark 12

7th March - Scriptural hermeneutics as philosophy: al-Shahrastani's Mafatih al-Asrar

7th March - The righteous amputees in Mark 9

6th March - Talking corpse or resurrected body: what can we know about the resurrection of Jesus in John?

2nd March - Reclaiming Hope: Faith in the Obama White House

28th February - Jewish Materials (isrāʾīlīyāt) in the Qurʾān and the 'Anxiety of Influence': Reflections on a Religious Debate

21st February - On European Islam: New Pathways beyond Orientalism and Occidentalism

8th February - The Spirit of Dis/continuity: Pentecostalism in a South African Township'

7th February - Contesting Ibn Taymiyyah: the debate between Muhammad ibn 'Abdul Wahhāb and his brother Sulayman

31st January - Publicly Funded Islamic Education in Europe: an opportunity for equal rights or a way to control Islam?

24th January - I give you my word: Law and Medieval Islamicate Societies

21st-22nd January - Virtues of greatness: ​approaches to the past and present of magnanimity

17th-30th January - Objects of Knowledge in Kalām

10th-30th January - From Banning Burkinis to Halal Hysteria: constructing Islamophobia in the social and political spaces


6th December - Ibn Taymiyya's uses of Ibn Rushd on God's attributes

1st December - What we do not talk when we talk about rescuers of Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland

29th November - Questions in the history of Muslim education

22nd November - Is there a crisis in Muslim masculinity? Exploring the construction of Muslim masculinity in contemporary times and the impact of this

8th November - The legal status of Muslims in Switzerland

1st November - Megachurches and Social Engagement in London Conference

26th October - Writing about the "Other" in Africa: reflections from the 16th century

25th October - A jurist among judges: The role of the mufti in South Asia

18th October - Can the idea of a British Islam be rescued? Using the example of institutional change to trace British Muslim integration

11th October - The School of Ra'y: Legal rationalism and its place in the early classical Hanafi school

4th October - Using the 'other': Morisco 'borrowings' from Christian authors

23rd September - Philosophy of religion one-day workshop

10th-12th July - BAJS Conference 2016: The Texture of Jewish Tradition: Investigations in Textuality

15th June - Creating Kosher culture: Orthodox Jewish women making literature, music and film

14th June - Pentecostalism, the Body, and Embodiment

8th June - Get to the back of the Bus! Images of Orthodox Jewish women in the US, England and Canada

24th May - Faith in social action: where next?

23rd March - Writing about the "Other" in Africa: reflections from the 16th century

15th March - Points on translation and interpretation of the Qur'an

10th March - Global challenges: the contributions of social science

8th March - Muslims Living in non-Muslim Lands: Anti-Sharia Movements in the West in Light of Traditional Islamic Jurisprudence

8th March - National conversations: whose feathers are ruffled?

3rd March - Rethinking the metropolis: the unexpected can and does happen

1st March - Thinking locally: continuity and change

23rd February - Understanding gender in the apocalyptic and utopian thinking of so called Islamic State

10th February - Decisions at the end of life: Halachah (Jewish law) meets reality?

9th February - From Europe to the Gulf: religious rituals among Shia women in London and Kuwait

2nd February - Muslims living in non-Muslim lands: anti-Sharia movements in the West in light of traditional Islamic jurisprudence

27th January - The Afterlife of Biblical Texts

26th January - The Houthis: their history, ideology and impact on the future of Yemen

19th January - Hermeneutics of a justice orientated reading of Shari'a in Shi'i thought

8th January - Will the real Ibn Taymiyya please stand up? Hunting for Ibn Taymiyya's theological ethics.


25th November-3rd December - The Edward Cadbury Lectures 2014

12th November - (Mis)representing and reconstructing the role of the "four women" in the Auschwitz Sonderkommando uprising

30th October - Dabru Emet: A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity - Creation, Reception and Impact

20th October - The Auschwitz Sonderkommando Uprising: Piecing Together an Account

3rd October - The University, the Study of Religion and the Public Square

22nd September - Sixth Annual Rabbi Tann Memorial Lecture

10th June - Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies research seminars

9th June - Are some Qumran caves more special than others?

4th June - Scholars of Islam workshop

2nd June - Women in Genesis

20th May - Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies research seminars

29th April - Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies research seminars

29th April - The Torah of Moses in the light of the Dead Sea scrolls

31st March - Urban Theology Forum guest lecture

13th March - Heaven and Hell

3rd March - A Painful Legacy: Martin Luther and the Jews

24th February - Jewish Survival in early-modern Catholic Europe: Inquisition, Ghettoisation and Community

11th February - Reincarnation

4th February - Said Nursi's notion of sacred science: Its function and application in Hizmet High School education

3rd February - Could a Jew Be a Gentleman in Victorian England?

29th January - Writing the History of the Jews of Poland and Russia

21st January - How can we research Islam properly in the current climate?


10th December - The Arabic-Afrikaans manuscript tradition: Its material production and theological impact on South Africa's Muslims

4th December - The Kindertransport in History and Memory

3rd December - Living without why. A Muslim's attempt to authenticity

27th November - British memory and representation of the Kindertransport

18th November - The Kindertransport in Retrospect

16th October - West Midlands Remembers

3rd July - Unity and Diversity in Text and Tradition

27th June - Collaborative partnerships between universities and Muslim institutions: dismantling the roadblocks

22nd June - Undergraduate open day

21st June - Undergraduate open day

20th June - Undergraduate open day

11th June - Testing prayer: why Pentecostal healing should be studied empirically

10th June - "'O beastly Jews': Jewish Responses to that Venerable Tradition"

29th May - David Parker at the Hay Festival of Literature and Arts

23rd May - Collaborative partnerships between universities and Muslim institutions: dismantling the roadblocks

15th May - Postgraduate workshop: Improving your writing skills

30th April - The origins of Anglo Jewry in Birmingham

21st March - Objective Faith? the Spiritual Object Studio Portrait Series

21st March - Homeric commentaries and paraphrases: Eustathius of Thessalonica in search of Demosthenes Thrax

20th March - Faith Schools - blessing or curse?

19th March - The Fifth Annual Rabbi Tann Memorial Lecture

18th March - Introducing Christian-Muslim Relations: a bibliographical history

18th March - Ecocritical readings of Modern Hebrew literature and recent Israeli fiction

11th March - Nature as metaphor in Modern Hebrew literature

7th March - Meleager rides the rails: Kenneth Rexroth's Greek Anthology

21st February - Romespeak: Why de Lingua Latina?

19th February - Sufism Islamic mysticism or is it just an essential aspect of Islam?

7th February - The Optical Neume Recognition Project

5th February - Islamism and the empowerment of women in Syria

4th February - Maimonides Versus Nahmanides On Fighting for the Land of Israel: Some Reflections on Jewish Theology

28th January - How reliable is the story of the Nag Hammadi discoveries?

28th January - Postgraduate student workshop

24th January - The Book of the Dead in Nineteenth-Century Britain

22nd January-19th March - The Cadbury Lectures 2013 - Department of Theology and Religion

15th January - Kitab al-Majdal in the 11th century Historical setting

10th January - Will the real Poseidonios stand up? The History and its recyclage