'Research in Arabic-based Area Studies', HEFCE-funded training course
THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Date: 6 July 2015Time: 9:15 AM
Finishes: 6 July 2015Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: L67
Type of Event: Training
Training Course Rationale
The course is designed for MA areas studies and intensive Arabic language students as well as first year PhD students intending to conduct research in the Arabic language. The disciplined covered are language study, state-of-the-art library resources, history, art and architecture, Islamic studies, and politics.
The aim of the course is to explore the different theoretical and practical issues related to using the Arabic language for research in different disciplines relevant to area studies. The programme includes discussions of different methodologies and approaches to the disciplines and of new tools that facilitate the research and study of Arabic sources. The training course will offer students and young researchers a platform to open an interdisciplinary dialogue based on the knowledge and study of the Arabic language.
|9:45-10:00||Welcome||Professor Wen-chin Ouyang, Convenor of the HEFCE training day|
|10:00-11:00||Language Issues in Research||Ahmed Alkhashem (SOAS, University of London)|
|11.00-12:00||Navigating Library Collections||Celeste Gianni (SOAS, University of London)|
|13:00-14:00||Digital Resources and Archive in Historical Research||Dr Konrad Hirschler (SOAS, University of London)|
|14.00-15.00||Working with Space in the Study of Islamic Architecture||Dr Simon O’Meara (SOAS, University of London)|
|15:00-15:30||Coffee and Tea|
|15:30-16:30||Studying Islam Today||Professor Robert Gleave (University of Exeter)|
|16:30-17:30||Keynote Address||Professor Salwa Ismail (SOAS, University of London)|
This course is open to a maximum of 30 participants.
Early registration is strongly recommended.
We are pleased to be able to offer up to £250 to participants to cover travel and accommodation expenses. Original receipts must be submitted together with an expense form in order for the grant to be allocated.
Coffee breaks, lunch and closing reception will be provided during the day of the course.
Training Course Organisers & Contact details
Co-ordinator of the HEFCE training day programme
Ph.D. candidate – Near and Middle East Dept.
Project Co-ordinator and Administrative Officer
SOAS China Institute