All seminars are streamed via Zoom at 16:10 London time. Some are held in the Rainy Hall (New College) but will also be streamed online via Zoom.

To join any of these seminars via Zoom and for any related enquiries, please email the Convenor, Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla, at

Monday, 17 January – ‘Christian-Muslim Relations in Sri Lanka: Liberating Faiths from the Empire’

Dr Jude Lal Fernando – Assistant Professor of Religion (Trinity College Dublin)

Monday, 7 February – ‘Archival Sensibilities in Arabic Historiography: Case Studies from Mamluk Egypt and Syria’

Dr Fozia Bora – Associate Professor of Islamic History (University of Leeds)

Monday, 14 February – PhD Alumnus Lecture: ‘Does Hermeneutics require Faith? A Study of Contemporary Qur’anic Hermeneutics in Turkey’

Dr Yusuf Celik (Class of 2020, University of Edinburgh) – Postdoctoral Fellow (Harvard Law School)

Monday, 7 March – ‘Ghazali and Rilke: The Philosopher and the Poet in Search of Salvation’

Professor Mona Siddiqui – Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies (University of Edinburgh)

Wednesday, 30 March – Book Launch: Mary in the Qur’an: Friend of God, Virgin, Mother

Dr Muna Tatari – Junior Professor of Islamic Systematic Theology (University of Paderborn)
Professor Klaus von Stosch – Professor of Catholic Theology and Didactics (University of Paderborn)

Mary in the Qur’an: Friend of God, Virgin, Mother is a publication of Gingko Press and may be purchased here.

This book launch is hosted jointly with the Theology and Ethics Seminar at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh.

Monday, 4 April – ‘Religious Nationalisms in Comparative Perspective: The Nation of Islam and the Kenya Land & Freedom Army (Mau Mau)’

Dr CL Nash – CTPI Duncan Forrester Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (University of Edinburgh)