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Contesting authority : knowledge, power and expressions of selfhood

Call for papers

Date : Monday 2nd - 8th of March 2020
Venue : Catania, Sicily
Premises : Università degli Studi di Catania, Palazzo Pedagaggi, Via Vittorio Emanuele II 49, 95131, Catania, Sicily (Italy)

Application deadline :
Wednesday, 25th of December 2019

The ENIS Spring School 2020 addresses two closely interrelated aspects of Islam in the digital age. Firstly, how (past and contemporary) technological revolutions have informed the performance of selfhood (including gender), the modes of engagement with society, and the political consequences of shifting boundaries between public and private spheres. Secondly, it addresses the construction and transformation of religious authority and religious knowledge production, and concomitant questions of legitimacy, power and discipline, under changing circumstances.


Requirements for applications :

PhD candidate students and advanced MA students, whose research focuses on this topic without limitation to Islamic societies or Islam, are invited to apply for participation.

Please note :

Candidates enrolled at French and Spanish universities are invited to apply at IISMM
Candidates enrolled in Italian universities are invited to apply at SeSaMO
Candidates enrolled in Dutch universities are invited to apply at NISIS
Candidates enrolled in German universities are invited to apply at the CNMS

Candidates enrolled in other universities than the ones mentioned are requested to apply at one of the four institutions only.

It is mandatory to specify in the application : Application Springschool 2020
Successful applicants may receive some funding from the Selection Committee.

Applications must include the following :

 a CV
 a motivation letter
 a one-page description of your PhD or MA project
 a title and an abstract* of 300 words (max.) of your presentation (15 minutes) to be given at the spring school
 a short biography* of 50 words (max. in the third person)

*If your application is successful these will be used in the digital program booklet