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1 Creative Commons The Bureaucratisation of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia: Outlines of a Collaborative Research Project Dominik M. Müller speaks at the Southeast Asia Seminar. Dominik M. Müller 21 Apr 2017
2 Jews, Muslims, and Law in Nineteenth-Century Morocco Jessica Maya Marglin (University of Southern California) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre on 2nd March 2017. Jessica Maya Marglin 10 Mar 2017
3 Creative Commons Islam in Europe Part of the Middle East Centre Seminar Series, with Nilüfer Göle, Tariq Modood and Tariq Ramadan (chair). Held on 17th February 2017. Nilüfer Göle, Tariq Modood, Tariq Ramadan 28 Feb 2017
4 Tombstone of a Muslim girl On what were people’s feelings about death and the dead in North Africa a thousand years ago? What does this tombstone tell us? With Professor Julia Bray, Arabic, University of Oxford. Julia Bray 23 Jan 2017
5 Book launch: Public Culture and Islam in Modern Egypt Roundtable Discussion and Launch of Public Culture and Islam in Modern Egypt by Hatsuki Aishima (National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka) with Morgan Clarke (University of Oxford). The event will be chaired by Laurent Mignon (University of Oxford). Hatsuki Aishima 09 Jan 2017
6 Faith and Superstition from an Islamic Perspective In light of the Power and Protection Exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum of the University of Oxford, this talk addresses the fundamental principles of faith, and how the Islamic tradition deals with and defines superstition. Tariq Ramadan, Francesca Leoni 25 Nov 2016
7 The Concept of 'Umma' in Early Islam Fred Donner (University of Chicago) addresses the nebulous, often misunderstood concept of 'umma' in early Islam Fred Donner 07 Jul 2016
8 Creative Commons Irshad Manji on Allah, Liberty and Love The director of the Moral Courage Project says so-called “respect” for Muslims is often lined with fear and “low expectations” of those practising the faith. Irshad Manji 28 Jun 2016
9 Creative Commons Fighting Extremism Through Islamic Moderation Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir (Menteri Besar - Chief Minister - of Perak, Malaysia) speaks at St Antony's College Zambry Abdul Kadir 31 May 2016
10 Creative Commons Contemporary Challenges for Political Islam Lecture delivered by Professor Tariq Ramadan (Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Middle East Centre) on 4th March 2016 at the Middle East Centre. Tariq Ramadan 07 Mar 2016
11 Is Religion Really Violent? Lecture given by Karen Armstrong (author of 'Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence') at St Antony's Middle East Centre on 13th November 2015. Karen Armstrong 03 Dec 2015
12 Speaking Truth to Power: The BBC and the Middle East Lecture given at St Antony's Middle East Centre on Tuesday 17th November 2015 by Roger Hardy (former Middle East and Islamic affairs analyst with the BBC World Service). Roger Hardy 24 Nov 2015
13 Creative Commons 'Defining the Civil State in Egypt' Session 1: Religion and Politics in Egyptian Public Opinion Part of a seminar on the relationship between religion and politics in Egypt. Mazen Hassan, Hisham Hellyer, Stephen Whitefield 16 Sep 2015
14 Creative Commons Oxpeace 2015: ISIL and Islamic responses to extremism Imam Monwar Hussain give a talk for Session B of the 2015 OxPeace conference; Religion in peace and conflict: extreme war-making, didcated peacebuilding. Monawar Hussain 16 Jun 2015
15 Reading the Corpus LAL’s contribution to cultural diplomacy, diffusion, literary exchanges, and education. Wen-chin Ouyang and Chip Rossetti lead discussion with Philip Kennedy, Sean Anthony, Julia Bray, Robert Irwin and Mohamed-Salah Omri. Wen-Chin Ouyang, Chip Rossetti, Philip Kennedy, Julia Bray 29 May 2015
16 Translating the Corpus LAL’s remit, ambition and complexity. Philip Kennedy and Richard Sieburth lead discussion with Roger Allen, Humphrey Davies, Marilyn Booth and Robyn Creswell. Roger Allen, Humphrey Davies, Marilyn Booth, Robyn Creswell 29 May 2015
17 Editing the Corpus Methods and approaches to establishing the texts, linguistic difficulty, history of transmission, literary character, audience. Michael Cooperson leads discussion with Julia Bray, Joseph Lowry, and Devin Stewart. Michael Cooperson, Julia Bray, Joseph Lowry, Devin Stewart 29 May 2015
18 Remembering the Corpus [Part 3] LAL’s importance to comparative literature and ways of reading. Marina Warner leads discussion with Dominique Jullien, Ros Ballaster, Wen-chin Ouyang and Matthew Reynolds. Marina Warner, Dominique Jullien, Ros Ballaster, Wen-Chin Ouyang 29 May 2015
19 Remembering the Corpus [Part 2] Different genres embraced by LAL and modes of writing. Julia Bray and James Montgomery lead discussion with Beatrice Gruendler and Shawkat Toorawa. Julia Bray, James Montgomery, Beatrice Gruendier, Shawkat Toorawa 29 May 2015
20 Remembering the Corpus Overview of the project, difficulties, ideals, scope, historical context. Speakers: Philip Kennedy leads discussion with Geert Jan van Gelder, Ferial Ghazoul, and Joseph Lowry. Philip Kennedy, Geert Jan van Gelder, Ferial Ghazoul, Joseph Lowry 29 May 2015
21 Citizenship, Religious Rights and State Identity in Arab Constitutions: Who Is Free and What Are They Free to Do? A talk from Nathan Brown, Elliott School of International Affairs, at AALIMS - Oxford Conference on Political Economy of Islam and Muslim Societies. Nathan Brown 28 May 2015
22 Creative Commons The Ideal Refugees: Gender, Islam and the Sahwari Politics of Survivial [Book event] Seminar given on 22 October 2014 by Dr Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (University College London and the Refugee Studies Centre), part of the RSC Michaelmas term 2014 Public Seminar Series. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh 08 Dec 2014
23 Why are westerners drawn to fight with IS in Syria and Iraq? And what can we do in response? Rachel Briggs (Institute for Strategic Dialogue) and Peter Neumann (International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation) give a presentation for the COMPAS Breakfast Brefiing Series. Rachel Briggs, Peter Neumann 18 Nov 2014
24 OxPeace 2014: Session 1a: Religion as a vehicle for peace?: Anti-Muslim Buddhist nationalism in Myanmar and local responses Dr Matthew J Walton gives a talk for the 2014 OxPeace conference, session 1a; 'The more things change, the more they stay the same: Challenges to peace in a transtioning Myanmar'. Matthew Walton 02 Jun 2014
25 The sharia as a vocation: Islam, law and civility in Lebanon This discussion of sharia discourse in different contexts focuses on the experiences of four individuals. An anthropology departmental seminar by Morgan Clarke (ISCA, Oxford) Morgan Clarke 28 Apr 2014
26 The Five Pillars of Islam Yousef Jameel Curator of Islamic Art at the Ashmolean discusses The Five Pillars of Islam using objects from the Oxford University Museums. Dr Francesca Leoni 20 Nov 2013
27 Sharia-guided family laws in Bangladesh: The Impact of the Constitution Tahrat Naushaba Shahid, DPhil Student, Department of Politics, University of Oxford gives a talk for the Law, Religion and Social Order: Unpacking the Promise of Sharia workshop held on 17th May 2013. Tahrat Naushaba Shahid 28 Aug 2013
28 Al-Azhar and Interpretation of Sharia in the New Egyptian Constitution Dr Masooda Bano, University Research Lecturer, Oxford Department of International Development, gives a talk for the Law, Religion and Social Order: Unpacking the Promise of Sharia workshop held on 17th May 2013. Masooda Bano 03 Jun 2013
29 Creative Commons Implementing "Sharia" in Syria's liberated areas Dr Thomas Pierret, Lecturer in Contemporary Islam, University of Edinburgh, gives a talk for the Law, Religion and Social Order: Unpacking the Promise of Sharia workshop held on 17th May 2013. Thomas Pierret 03 Jun 2013
30 Pro-Women Legal Reform in Morocco: Is Religion an Obstacle? Dr Imane Chaara, Departmental Lecturer in Development Economics, Oxford Department of International Development, gives a talk for the Law, Religion and Social Order: Unpacking the Promise of Sharia workshop held on 17th May 2013. Imane Chaara 03 Jun 2013
31 Creative Commons Comparing Sharia with the Modern Constitutions Siraj Khan, Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, gives a talk for the Law, Religion and Social Order: Unpacking the Promise of Sharia workshop held on 17th May 2013. Siraj Khan 03 Jun 2013
32 Creative Commons Sharia law and Muslim legal mythology Professor Robert Gleave, Professor of Arabic Studies at Exeter University, will be opening a workshop on Sharia Law with a lecture; Sharia law and Muslim legal mythology. Robert Gleave 03 Jun 2013
33 Creative Commons Two Concepts of Sharia? Professor Abdou Filali-Ansary gives a lecture for the Humanitas lecture series on Interfaith Studies. Abdou Filali-Ansary 28 May 2013
34 Creative Commons Marshall G S Hodgson, Islam and World History Professor Sir Christopher Bayly gives a talk for the Humanitias lecture series in Historiography with a response from Dr Faisal Devji. Sir Christopher Bayly, Faisal Devji 28 May 2013
35 Creative Commons Political reconciliation as women's democratic citizenship: Women's rights-claiming around the drafting of a new constitution in Turkey Part of the Legal Reform and Political Change Affecting Women in the MENA Region conference: Politicizing Women and Women's Issues by Burcu Ozcelik (University of Cambridge):. Burcu Ozcelik 13 Jun 2012
36 Constitutional Borrowing and other Hazards: The Islamic Republic and Transformations in Islamic Law Professor Miriam Kunkler explores how, in Iranian constitutional and in penal law, pragmatic considerations have begun to trump ideological commitments to Shii jurisprudence since the 1979 constitution,. Miriam Kunkler 25 May 2012
37 Creative Commons Can the West Live with Islam? Sir Jonathan Phillips of Keble College, Oxford, chairs a debate between Professor Nigel Biggar, Theology Faculty, University of Oxford, and Islamic Studies lecturer, Tim Winter, University of Cambridge; on the topic : Can the West Live with Islam? Nigel Biggar, Timothy Winter, Jonathan Phillips 17 Feb 2012
38 Creative Commons Europe's Muslim Passions - Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar Faisal Devji, Reader in Indian History, Oxford, gives a talk for the Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar. Faisal Devji 02 Feb 2012
39 Creative Commons Is Nothing Sacred? Free Speech and Religion Professor A C Grayling delivers the 2011 Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture, with responses by Charles Moore and Dr. Usama Hasan. Filmed on 10 June 2011. A.C. Grayling, Charles Moore, Usama Hasan, Timothy Garton Ash 02 Feb 2012
40 Creative Commons Muslim Zion: Pakistan and Israel, twin religious states/Politics of Al-Qaeda Dr Faisal Devji gives a talk for the Oxford Humanities Research Showcase conference held on the 11th July 2011. Faisal Devji 24 Aug 2011
41 Reconciling Islam and Modern Science: from schizophrenia to harmony (18 Nov 2010) Nidhal Guessoum, Professor of Physics, American University of Sharjah, gives a talk for the Ian Ramsay Seminar series on 18th November 2010. Nidhal Guessoum 18 Apr 2011
42 Al-Mizan: Astrolabes in Cultural Context A public lecture by Dr. Silke Ackermann, Curator of European and Islamic scientific instruments at the British Museum. Part of the Al-Mizan exhibition which explores the connections between the sciences and arts in Muslim societies. Silke Ackermann 06 Apr 2011
43 Al-Mizan: Mapping the Earth in Medieval Islam A public lecture by Professor Emilie Savage-Smith, FBA, Emeritus Professor of the History of Islamic Science, University of Oxford. Part of the Al-Mizan exhibition which explores the connections between the sciences and arts in Muslim societies. Emilie Savage Smith 06 Apr 2011
44 Dept Seminar: Kerala Muslim marriage, gender, and intimacy In this Anthropology Dept Seminar (22 October 2010), Dr Caroline Osella (SOAS, London) discusses the influence of migrant husbands on Kerala Muslim marriage and female households. Caroline Osella 21 Feb 2011
45 'Encountering Islam in Eastern African: Transnational History and Imperialism, c. 1880-1930' Prof. Anderson (Oxford University) examines the tumultuous history in the Jubaland area of southern Somalia and northern Kenya at the turn of the 20th century. David Anderson 09 Feb 2011
46 Encountering Islam in Eastern African: Transnational History and Imperialism, c. 1880-1930 (Global and Imperial History Research Seminar) Prof. Anderson (Oxford University) examines the tumultuous history in the Jubaland area of southern Somalia and northern Kenya at the turn of the 20th century. (Presented in the Global and Imperial History Research Seminar). David Anderson 09 Feb 2011
47 Acknowledgements Acknowledgements and credits for the podcast series Madness: Between Medieval Islamic and Contemporary Perspectives. Daniel Nicolae 12 Oct 2010
48 Hospitals and Madness (Respondents) Respondents to Peregrine Horden's lecture: Hospitals and Madness. Matthew Broome, Afzal Javed 12 Oct 2010
49 Hospitals and Madness (Key Lecture) Last of four key lectures, delivered by Peregrine Horden, Professor of Medieval History, Royal Holloway, University of London. Peregrine Horden 12 Oct 2010
50 Foul Whisperings: Madness and Poetry in Arabic Literary History (Respondents) Respondents to Geert Jan der Gelder's lecture:, Foul Whisperings: Madness and Poetry in Arabic Literary History. Neel Burton, Katherine Angel 12 Oct 2010
51 Foul Whisperings: Madness and Poetry in Arabic Literary History (Key Lecture) Third of four key lectures delivered by Geert Jan van Gelder, Laudian Professor of Arabic, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford. Geert Jan van Gelder 12 Oct 2010
52 Love-sickness between Medicine, Philosophy and Theology, and Islam (Respondents) Respondents to Hinrich Biesterfeldt's lecture: Love-sickness between Medicine, Philosophy and Theology, and Islam. Athar Yawar, M Quasim 12 Oct 2010
53 Love-sickness between Medicine, Philosophy and Theology, and Islam (Key Lecture) Second of four key lectures, delivered by Hinrich Biesterfeldt, Professor of Islam Studies Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Hinrich Biesterfeldt 12 Oct 2010
54 The Historical Background: Saladin's Court (Key Lecture) First of four key lectures, delivered by Carole Hillenbrand, Professor of Islamic History at the University of Edinburgh, and author of "The Crusades: Islamic Perspectives". Carole Hillenbrand 12 Oct 2010
55 Preliminary Perspective: Medicine and Madness at the Court of Saladin Sets the background of the workshop, and explains how the four historical key lectures relate to Daniel Nicolae's research. Daniel Nicolae 12 Oct 2010
56 Madness: Between Medieval Islamic and Modern Perspectives - Preface Preface to the Madness: Between Medieval Islamic and Modern Perspectives conference, delivered by conference organiser Daniel Nicolae. Daniel Nicolae 11 Oct 2010
57 Dying for Islam: An Alternative History (12 Feb 2010) Dr Faisal Devji, from the Department of History and Anthropology at St Antony's College, Oxford, gave an Anthropology Departmental Seminar on 12 February 2010 entitled 'Dying for Islam: An Alternative History. Faisal Devji 15 Jun 2010
58 Islam, the ‘Originaires’ and the making of the public space in a colonial city: Saint Louis of Senegal Mamadou Diouf from the University of Columbia gives the 2009 African Studies Annual Lecture on the influence of Islam in Post-Colonial Africa, in particular, the public spaces of the former French Colonial City of St Louis in Senegal. Mamadou Diouf 16 Jun 2009