Birmingham's Muslims: in the city, of the city
- Carrs Lane Church
- Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
The University of Birmingham are delighted to present this event, part of the Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science 2017.
While media representations of Birmingham and its Muslim communities might appear somewhat ‘problematic’, research undertaken by social scientists as part of the University of Birmingham's three year research project - "Birmingham's Muslims: in the city, of the city" - presents a much different picture.
Through engaging key social scientists including Dr Chris Allen, Dr Arshad Isakjee and Mrs Ozlem Young, this event seeks to consider the history and diversity of Birmingham’s Muslim communities alongside reflecting on notions of belonging, inclusion and ‘home’ among others.
Unlike traditional academic events where research is 'presented', this event will adopt a ‘conversational’ approach whereby specialists and audience members will be able to freely engage in discussion and debate as opposed presentations and powerpoints. Previous events using this approach have been shown to be successful in reducing the barriers that can exist between lay audiences and specialists.
Following the event, a free and accessible booklet will be made available on the University of Birmingham website.