Call for Papers
International conference "Horizonte der islamischen Theologie"
Frankfurt, 1-5 September 2014
The Zentrum für Islamische Studien (Center for Islamic Studies) at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is pleased to announce the conference Horizonte der islamischen Theologie (Horizons of Islamic Theology) to be held from Monday 1 to Friday 5 September 2014 at the University of Frankfurt.
With six thematic sections and more than thirty panels, this international conference will focus on the key aspects of Islamic Theological Studies, i.e. textual scholarship, historical and cultural studies, intellectual history of Islam, religious education and practical theology, as well as linguistics and literary studies with a focus on Arabic. Furthermore, it includes an interdisciplinary section spanning a number of different thematic areas. The conference addresses experts and people interested in the fields of Islamic theology and neighboring disciplines such as Islamic Studies, Christian theology, philosophy, and law. The range of topics covered, as well as its interdisciplinary and dialogical approach make this conference a future-oriented project aimed at stimulating discussion and research in the field of Islamic Theology.
The conference includes six different sections with several panels each. The sections are:
Section 1: Textual Studies
Chairs: Prof. Dr. Ömer Özsoy/Isabel Lang/Serdar Kurnaz - for further information and if you would like to submit an abstract please contact: Isabel Lang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Section 2: Historical and Cultural Studies
Chairs: Prof. Dr. Bekim Agai/Dr. Armina Omerika - for further information and if you would like to submit an abstract please contact: email@example.com
Section 3: History of Thought
Chairs: Dr. Jameleddine Ben Abdeljelil/Dr. Mahmoud Bassiouni - for further information and if you would like to submit an abstract please contact: Dr. Jameleddine Ben Abdeljelil (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Section 4: Religious Education and Practical Theology
Chairs: Dr. Mark Chalîl Bodenstein/Prof. Dr. Yaşar Sarıkaya - for further information and if you would like to submit an abstract please contact: Dr. Mark Chalîl Bodenstein (email@example.com)
Section 5: Comparative Semitic and Arabic Studies
Chairs: Dr. Na'ama Pat-El/Dr. Daniel Birnstiel - for further information and if you would like to submit an abstract please contact: Dr. Daniel Birnstiel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Section 6: Islam in Focus
Chairs: Dr. Naime Ҫakir/Dr. Aysun Yaşar/Raida Chbib - for further information and if you would like to submit an abstract please contact: Dr. Naime Ҫakir (email@example.com)
Detailed descriptions of the objectives of the sections as well as a list of panels and a description of these are available here.
Panels will be held in English and German. However, there are also a number of panels in Arabic and Turkish (as indicated on the homepage).
Conditions of Submission of Abstracts
Individuals who wish to participate are expected to submit their abstracts in English or German (350-400 words) directly to the chair of the section they wish to participate in. If you would like to present projects please contact the chair of section 6.
Deadline for submitting the abstracts: 31 May 2014.
Informing of the acceptance of the abstracts: 15 June 2014.
For complementary information please contact
Institut für Studien der Kultur und Religion des Islam
(Institute for the Study of Islamic Culture and Religion)
FB 09 - Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften
Juridicum, 2. Stock
60325 Frankfurt am Main