Call for Papers - 13th Annual CILIS Islamic Studies Postgraduate Conference

This conference aims to bring together postgraduate students, from around Australia and overseas, who are researching topics relating to Islam.

14 & 15 NOVEMBER 2017
Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton, Victoria

Within a supportive and collegial atmosphere, this 2-day exchange brings together students and academic mentors with similar interests.

Special sessions on thesis-writing and small-group feedback on student research will be included in the program.

Panels will be chaired by leading scholars and researchers. Examples of possible presentation and panels include:

* Islam and Education
* Islamic Thinking
* Muslims and Gender
* Muslims and Modernity
* Islam and Identity

Applicants must be current postgraduate students studying a research area relating to Islam. All are welcome to apply!


Required materials for application:
1) biography (strictly 100 words max)
2) abstract (strictly 100 words max)
3) complete and submit online form CALL FOR PAPERS by 5pm, Friday 22 September 2017

If you would like further information, please email

PLEASE NOTE: All participants are responsible for covering their own travel and accommodation expenses to and in Melbourne.


Friday 22 September - Deadline for CALL FOR PAPERS
Friday 15 October - Notification of successful applications
Friday 15 October - Registration for conference opens - speakers and observers
Friday 3 November - Registration for conference closes - speakers and observers
Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 November - 13th Annual CILIS Islamic Studies Postgraduate Conference


The University of Melbourne
Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society
National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies
Asia Institute

Australian Catholic University
Institute for Religion, Politics and Society

More Information

Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society

03 8344 6847