Panels, Conferences and Workshops

IMSC PanelTo disseminate new scholarship in the field of global Islamic studies, the center holds conferences and colloquia on a wide range of subjects throughout the academic year that are often linked to larger research projects. The center also sponsors conferences in partnership with other departments at George Mason University as well as organizations and other universities located in the Washington metropolitan area.

In the same vein of fulfilling its research mission, the center has sponsored and hosted several workshops, bringing together distinguished international scholars with the center's faculty and graduate students. These sessions provide for intellectual exchanges on a smaller and more intense basis than what occurs at larger conferences.

Recent Panels

February 2019 - "After Malcolm Digital Archive: Celebrating and Preserving the Legacy of African American Islam"

Recent Colloquia

October 2018 - Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies - in partnership with Fall For the Book 2018

October 2017 - Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies - In partnership with Fall For the Book 2017

April 2017 - "History, Memory, Identity" Graduate Student Colloquium on Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies - In partnership with the Diyanet Islamic Research Institute

Recent Conferences

April 2019 - "Islam in China: New Studies and Perspectives

April 2018 - "What is Islam?: Conventional Views and Contemporary Perspectives", Conference

April 2018 - "Racism, Racialization, and African-American Islam in the Americas", Conference

Past Conferences

April 2016 - "Sectarianism, Identity and Conflict in Islamic Contexts: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives"
- In partnership with the Arab Studies Institute

April 2015 - "The Qur'an and the Reading of History" Conference In partnership with Howard Divinity School

October 2013 - "Islam, Mobilization, and Social Change" Conference

March 2013 - "Islam in Africa" Conference In partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies

March 2013 - "Contemplating the Qur'an" Conference In partnership with Howard Divinity School, Georgetown University, and the International Institute of Islamic Thought

May 2011 - "Teaching the Middle East" Conference In partnership with the Middle East Studies Program and Arab Studies Institute

March 2011 - "Beyond Golden Age and Decline" Forum Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

October 2010 - "New Approaches to Qur'an and Exegesis" Conference

April 2010 - "US Relations with the Muslim World" Conference In partnership with the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, the USIP Muslim World Initiative, and the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

Watch videos from past conferences here

Past Workshops

February 2013 - Our Shared Past in the Mediterranean

May 2011 - Global Connections and South Asian Islam Workshop

March 2011 - Islam in/and America Workshop

October 2010 - Constructing Muslim 'Feminist' Ethics Workshop

June 2010 - Confucian-Islamic Dialogue

May 2010 - Qur'anic Reading and Reasoning Workshop