Continuity & change in Islamic Societies


“Continuity & change in Islamic Societies”

American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies Seton Hall University South Orange, New Jersey April 5-6, 2013

The topic of the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS), to be held on April 5-6, 2013 in The Chancellor’s Suite, Student Center, Seton Hall University is “Continuity and Change in Islamic Societies.”

Islamic societies refer to regions and communities that identify with the religion and culture of Islam, but may approach politics, economics and certain social issues in different ways. Unlike what the late Professor Samuel Huntington may have thought, Islamic societies are far from being monolithic or even universally engaged in an ongoing cultural clash with the West. While Muslims worldwide embrace the concept of ummah, they also possess and express characteristics of diversity. Muslims live under monarchies and republics and come from a number of ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.
Scholars from all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit proposals. Please include full name, title, and institutional affiliation with your proposal (max. 250 words). We invite proposals dealing with the following topics as well as others not specified:
1. Political, economic and social relations within and between Muslims and other communities.
2. Political, economic, social and philosophical movements within Islamic societies/communities.
3. The impact of globalization on specific Muslim societies/communities.
4. The interplay of Islam with commerce, finance, technology, and education.
5. Religious minorities in Islamic societies and Muslims as minority groups.
6. The press, social networks, and communication within Islamic societies/communities.
7. Islam in America or American Islam? Defining a religion in the American context

Please send abstracts by e-mail attachment to:
Robert Hazan, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor of Political Science
Metropolitan State University of Denver                      

Deadline for submission of proposals: January 15, 2013.
Further details of the conference and accommodations will be posted on the website.
For other inquires contact Robert Hazan;
Vivienne Angeles 
or Gisela Webb

Notice of acceptance by January 25. 2013