Centre of Islamic Studies News
News items pertinent to the Centre of Islamic Studies will be displayed below (as appropriate).
The Centre of Islamic Studies is pleased to announce the publication of The Oxford Handbook of Qur’anic Studies.
1st June 2020
SOAS academic co-edits book exploring breakdown of trust between Muslim and non-Muslim communities in West
Dr Amina Yaqin, Senior Lecturer in Urdu and Postcolonial Studies at SOAS University of London, has co-edited the book Muslims, Trust and Multiculturalism: New Directions with Palgrave MacMillan which explores the themes of trust and multiculturalism across a range of perspectives, employing insights from political science, sociology, literature, ethnography and cultural studies.
12th June 2018
SOAS scholar contributes to ASCL Information Paper on school and college examinations during Ramadan
Dr Matthew L N Wilkinson, SOAS University of London Research Fellow in Islam in Education & Law and Director of Curriculum for Cohesion, has contributed to a pioneering Information Paper for school and college leaders on the observance of Ramadan during public examinations.
3rd May 2016
SOAS’ 2015-16 Nohoudh Scholar, Farrah Sheikh, recently appeared as a special invited guest at a conference on Islamaphobia at the Université du Québec à Montréal in conjunction with the University of Berkeley’s Centre for Race and Gender.
4th November 2015
Muslim Integration in Britain: Trevor Phillips, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and Fatima Manji keynotes at SOAS conference
SOAS, University of London will host writer and broadcaster Trevor Phillips, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and journalist Fatima Manji at a two-day conference on 'Muslim Integration in Britain: Engaging with the Discourse'. The conference will explore the meaning of integration as it relates to British Muslims and ask what new directions can be found to think about this contentious issue.
30th October 2015
Dr Matthew Wilkinson, Research Fellow in Islam in Education and Law, presented a training workshop to over 100 senior UK judges at the Serious Crime Seminar organised by the Judicial College.
16th October 2015
Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam has edited a new book on the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the man who led the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which resulted in his appointment as Iran’s Supreme Leader, a position he held until his death in 1989. The book has received favourable media coverage in Iran and beyond, most notably on the BBC Persian website.
7th August 2014
Ramadan Tent Project, an award-winning student-led project founded by both Muslim and non-Muslim students at SOAS, University of London is spreading to Manchester and establishing a global reach as it launches in Turkey and Zambia for its second year.
27th June 2014
SOAS students will provide a ‘Ramadan Tent’ on campus to mark the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Ramadan.
8th July 2013
In a video interview with AFP recorded on the 4 July, SOAS Professor Gilbert Achcar (Department of Development Studies) provides an analysis of the current unrest in Egypt in light of his recently released book, The People Want: A Radical exploration of the Arab Uprising.
5th July 2013
SOAS, University of London will host a roundtable discussion on the possibilities, differences, conflicts and challenges between Shari’a law and state law.
13th June 2013
Mashood Baderin, a Professor of Law at SOAS, University of London, has been invited by the Foreign Secretary to join the Human Rights Advisory Group at the Foreign Office.
23rd May 2013
The February-March edition of The Middle East in London, the bi-monthly magazine of the London Middle East Institute, is now available.
2nd February 2013