Birmingham Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

The Birmingham Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies specialises in Islam as a spiritual and historical reality, and the contemporary Middle East.


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17 May 2019

Theology @ Stowe Women Islam and Art

The Department of Theology's Dr Yafa Shanneik will be speaking at Stowe House in Buckinghamshire on Tuesday 21 May on the topic of "Women, Islam and Art"

12 December 2018

What is the role of women in terror?

Last month, Dr Katherine Brown (Department of Theology & Religion) was a panellist at a Cambridge Union discussion on the role of women in terror.

09 November 2018

Dr Yafa Shanneik to hold workshop on displacement at DaDa Festival

Join Dr Yafa Shanneik (Department of Theology & Religion) and visual and performance artist Rachel Gadsden as they explore cultural identity, displacement, migration and empowerment in an interactive workshop and exhibition tour, part of DaDa (Disability and Deaf Arts) Festival in Liverpool.

04 October 2018

White widows: The myth of the deadliest jihadi women

Dr Katherine Brown argues that the idea that converts to Islam make the most violent jihadi women only disrupts counter-extremism efforts, in this insight article for the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

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