Expressions of Diversity: A Contemporary Introduction to Muslim Cultures
pcassuto | 01 juin, 2011 16:13
The International Summer Programme returns to London this year! Over the past three years, this flagship programme has brought together renowned faculty and a diverse participant group for a vibrant two weeks of lectures, debates, discussions, film screenings and cultural events. Date: 18-29 July 2011, London.
Providing a platform to explore the rich historical and contemporary diversities within Muslim cultures, this Programme is offered in partnership with the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures, Simon Fraser University. It alternates between London and Vancouver and is now in its fourth year.
The first week provides an overview of topics such as the Qur’an, the life of the Prophet, the formation of the Muslim community, civil society, law, gender and literature. The second week explores the diversity of ways in which people interpret and practice Islamic ideas in a variety of contexts. Through the study of Sufi practices, artistic traditions, architectural forms, gender roles, musical expressions, as well as legal and ritual varieties, these sessions will focus on “local expressions” of being Muslim.
As a whole, the Programme will provide participants with a grounded introduction to the creativity and ever-expanding diversity of Muslim societies.
Admission to the Summer Programme is based on the information provided on your application form, in particular the personal statement in the application form.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 1 July 2011, although earlier submissions are encouraged as spaces are limited. Applications received after this date will be added to a waiting list. The Summer Programme offers one needs-based scholarship. This is a highly competitive process and applicants must first complete an application form and be admitted to the Programme before being considered for the scholarship. Those applying for the scholarship must complete the Scholarship Application and return it by 22 April 2011. Please see the eligibility criteria for the scholarship. Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be admitted to the Summer Programme, Applicants must have lived in a developing country for the past 3 years. For more information please contact email@example.com
. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants who attend a minimum of 80% of classes.