Conference on Muslim Cultures in the Indian Ocean
12-14 September 2018 in London, UK
Call for Papers for Conference on Muslim Cultures in the Indian Ocean. The Conference will be hold 12-14 September 2018 at Aga Khan University in London, UK. The Call for Papers is open until 30 September 2017.
This conference aims to explore the diversity of Muslim cultures prevalent in the Indian Ocean region where, historically, Muslims have interacted for centuries with each other and with other peoples and cultures. Islam not only provided the scaffolding that facilitated cultural exchanges but was also the pivot for transforming local societies. The conference seeks to bring together experts from different disciplines and backgrounds including archaeologists, historians, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, and scholars of related disciplines to explore various facets of this diversity. This conference marks a reconnaissance of the Indian Ocean not as a periphery but as a centre for the study of Muslim cultures.