Upcoming Events

The Covid-19 situation has made the planning of physical events more difficult, but you can always access ongoing, virtual book panels, lectures, and interviews on the Christian-Muslim Studies Network YouTube channel and blog.

Virtual in Winter 2021

Interviews

Tuesday, 16 March – Live Interview: Mosul, Inter-religious Co-existence, and Pope Francis’ Visit to Iraq

Dr Joshua Ralston will give a live interview with @MosulEye Twitter account about the significance of this month’s historic papal visit within global Christian-Muslim relations at 19:00 GMT. A recording will also be available at this link.

Podcast: Living Gratefully with Prof Mona Siddiqui

In a time like no other we have known before; a time when we are living closely with some, distantly from most others, this podcast series examines human relationships, how we form them and what they mean to us, against a background of what it means to feel gratitude. Alongside the host, scholar and broadcaster Mona Siddiqui, is a list of guests that includes musician Ricky Ross, author Val McDermid, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, and Dr Joshua Ralston.

Visit the homepage to choose how you can listen to past and ongoing discussions.

Seminar Series

All seminars are streamed via Zoom at 16:10 GMT unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, 12 January – Lives of the Great Languages: Arabic and Latin in the Medieval Mediterranean

Professor Karla Mallette (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

This seminar includes an interactive discussion on Prof Mallette’s upcoming publication, Lives of the Great Languages: Arabic and Latin in the Medieval Mediterranean (University of Chicago). To obtain the pre-circulated chapters in preparation for this seminar, please email Lucy.Schouten@ed.ac.uk.

Tuesday, 2 February – Jalal Al-e-Ahmad, Westoxication and the Politico-Theological Problem in Iran

Dr Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi (Goldsmiths, University of London)

This seminar has been rescheduled and begins at 17:10.

Tuesday, 9 February – Muslims and Secularism: Some Contributions to the Debate

Dr David Marshall (World Council of Churches, Geneva)

Tuesday, 2 March – Scriptural Recitation and Lecture: Women and the Recited Qur’an

Ms Madinah Javed (Andalus Community Hub, Glasgow)

Please note: This seminar will be held at 18:10 GMT and streamed via Zoom – please email s1671736@sms.ed.ac.uk for Zoom details.

Tuesday, 9 March – Roundtable Discussion: Decolonising Divinity

Dr Arkotong Longkumer, Dr Emma Wild-Wood, & Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla (School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh)

This event is jointly hosted with the Centre for the Study of World Christianity and Religious Studies at the School of Divinity.

This seminar will be streamed via Zoom at 17:10 GMT – please email s1671736@sms.ed.ac.uk for Zoom details.

Tuesday, 16 March – Christians and Christianity in Muhammad Asad’s ‘The Message of the Qur’an’

Dr Josef Linnhoff (Doctoral alumnus from Class of 2020): The Usuli Institute, Los Angeles

This seminar will be streamed via Zoom – please email s1671736@sms.ed.ac.uk for Zoom details.

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