School of Divinity

Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations

Tuesdays, 4:10pm, in the Martin Hall unless otherwise stated

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Semester 1 - Autumn 2023

Date Speakers Event / topic 

26 September

No Seminar due to National Strike Action


10 October

Professor Katrina D. Thompson (Evjue-Bascom Professor of the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

Online Book Launch

Muslims on the Margins: Creating Queer Religious Community in North America (New York University Press, 2023)

*Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations seminar jointly held with New College Pride

24 October

Dr Jeremy Dell (Lecturer in African History, University of Edinburgh)

“E.W. Blyden, Race, and the Idea of “Islam in Africa”: Ruminations of a Black Protestant Missionary

Thursday 26 October


Responding: Dr Joshua Ralston (Reader in Christian-Muslim Relations,  University of Edinburgh)

Online Panel Discussion

*Streamed from the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI) in Rome

Monday 6 November

Professor Ayesha S. Chaudhry (Professor of Islamic Studies and Gender  Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada)

“A Lyric Biography of Aisha, Mother of the Believers”

14 November Dr Zahra Ayubi (Associate Professor of Religion, Dartmouth College, USA)

Gunning Lecture

“Gender, Authority, and Epistemology in Islamic  Medical Ethics”

*Jointly held with Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations; Science and Religion; & Theology and Ethics