Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

Forthcoming Events

A full list of all forthcoming public events at the Alwaleed Centre.

Almost all our events are completely free of charge and open to anyone with interests in contemporary Islam and the Muslim world. If you have questions about any of the events below, please contact us directly: thealwaleedcentre@ed.ac.uk.

Secular Power Europe and Islam: Identity and Foreign Policy

Wednesday 19th January 2022, 4pm GMT, online via Zoom

Join us for a special transatlantic conversation between Dr Sarah Wolff (QMUL) and Professor Jose Casanova (Georgetown University) as they discuss Dr Wolff's new book 'Secular Power Europe and Islam: Identity and Foreign Policy' (Michigan University Press).

For further information and free registration click here.

Practices and Technologies of Repression in Contemporary Egypt

Wednesday 16th February 2022, 2pm GMT (online via Zoom)

Though at the core of authoritarian power, political repression appears under researched as a fully-fledged phenomenon in Egypt and more globally in the Middle East. It tends to be considered in the form of given facts constituting regimes’ general characteristics. In response, this special online seminar will examine the practices and technologies of repression mobilized within the contemporary Egyptian state, be they legal, physical, spatial or psychological.

Speakers:

  • Prof. Khaled Fahmy (University of Cambridge)
  • Prof. Salwa Ismail (SOAS)
  • Mr. Aly El Raggal (Independant researcher)

Chaired by Dr. Ewan Stein (University of Edinburgh)

For further information and free registration click here.

Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies

Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th June 2022, University of Edinburgh

The Alwaleed Centre is proud to be the Management Hub of the British Association for Islamic Studies.

After two years without and in-person conference, we are very excited to be hosting the 2022 Annual Conference of BRAIS here at the University of Edinburgh.

The Call for Papers is now live and can be viewed here.

 

For a full list of all our past event click here