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Islamic Intellectual Thought in the CIS Countries: Past, Present and the Way Forward

Islamic Intellectual Thought in the CIS Countries: Past, Present and the Way Forward

International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)

“Islamic Intellectual Thought in the CIS Countries: Past, Present and the Way Forward”

Batumi, Georgia, 1-6 October 2019

 

 

In the last decade, there has been a demand for development of domestic Islamic theological schools in a number of CIS countries. Theologians, researchers, religious leaders and activists show a considerable interest in intellectual heritage and contemporary developments in the region. The discovery and revival of domestic heritage, its incorporation into the contemporary educational and theological agendas determines the general trend in this sphere. There have been a number of conferences dedicated to Islamic education and theology in Russia and other CIS countries in the recent years. The idea of this forthcoming forum is to focus mainly on Islamic intellectual thought and examine it in a comparative perspective both in temporal and spatial senses. Research papers in the past and present intellectual thought on law and politics, economics, reason and ethics, culture and literature are particularly welcomed.

We encourage the participants to send proposals covering one of the following themes:

  • Islamic intellectual history in the region
  • Contemporary Islamic intellectual thought in the CIS countries
  • Future of Islamic education and thought in the region.

Please send your abstract of no more than 300 words, together with a short biographical statement, by 15 May 2019. Selected candidates will be notified by 10 June 2019. If accepted, you must submit your conference paper by 16 September 2019.

Conference participation is free of charge. The organizers will provide travel refunds and accommodation for the conference speakers.

The language of the forum is English.

We plan to publish selected papers in a separate volume.

Please send your abstract and a biographical statement as well as all other inquiries to idrakresearch@gmail.com


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