TIMES Symposium 2020

Keynote: Professor Alison Scott-Bauman (Centre of Islamic Studies, SOAS University of London)


We are pleased to announce that the 4th TIMES Post-Graduate Forum Symposium will be held on Tuesday 2nd June 2020 at the University of Birmingham, UK.

TIMES Forum invites proposals for individual papers on any aspect or sub-discipline of Islamic and/or Middle Eastern Studies. The Call for Papers is now open.

With the aim of promoting and providing a platform for post-graduate research on Islam and the Islamic world (broadly conceived), we invite proposals for papers that will be 20 minutes in length. We welcome papers from PhD candidates, ECRs and senior scholars on a wide variety of subjects relating to the Islamic and Middle Eastern world including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Arts and Architecture
  • Culture and Sociology
  • Economics and Finance
  • Education
  • Gender Studies
  • History – Medieval and Modern
  • Law and Jurisprudence
  • Literature, Language and Translation
  • Muslim Societies – Majority and Minority Contexts
  • Philosophy, Theology and Qur’anic Studies
  • Politics and Social Policy
  • Sufism and Mysticism

All paper proposals will be reviewed by the TIMES Symposium Committee and, if accepted, will be grouped with similar submissions. We will contact you in early April 2020 to inform you as to whether your paper has been accepted.

Registration and Travel
Registration is free and there are a number of bursaries available to support travel expenses (within the UK) for speakers. If you will be claiming travel expenses, please mention this with your submission.

Submitting your Proposal
Please submit your paper proposal using the online form which is available HERE. All submissions must be in English and the abstract must not exceed 200 words.

Submission Deadline
All proposals must be submitted no later than Wednesday 19th February 2020.

Please contact the Committee on timespgforum@gmail.com

Symposium Steering Committee:
Amna Nazir, Talha Bhamji, Humma Mouzam, Eva Momtaz, Mostafa Movahedifer, Walaa Quisay