This conference aims to bring together postgraduate students, from around Australia and overseas, who are researching topics relating to Islam. In 2020, the conference will be held online, via Zoom.
Within a supportive and collegial atmosphere, this conference brings together students and senior academic mentors with similar interests.
Special sessions on thesis-writing and small-group feedback on student research will be included in the program.
Participants will be mentored by leading scholars and researchers, who will also chair the Panels.
Examples of possible presentation and panels include (but are not limited to):
- Islam and Education
- Islamic Thinking
- Muslims and Gender
- Muslims and Modernity
- Islam and Identity
Apply to Present a Paper
Note: Applicants must be current postgraduate students studying in any research area relating to Islam.
This is an online conference, so we have made some changes to procedures to ensure you are able to participate fully in the conference discussions.
- The conference sessions will be ‘live’ and will take place via Zoom.
- The conference will be recorded.
- Presenters will present for 15 minutes, talking about the main aspects, issues and arguments of the papers.
- The rest of the session will be devoted to discussion about all papers.
- Participants can type their questions in the 'Chat' section of Zoom, or can use the 'raise hand' function to ask a question.
- Directly after each Panel, the Mentor and Panel members will go into a ‘breakout room’ to further discuss the papers.
The conference will take place on Wednesday 25 November, 2020
Melbourne time - GMT+10: 11:00am-4:00pm
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Papers to be presented
|Speaker(s)||Institution||Country of Institution||Paper Title|
|Mrs Arifah Millati Agustina||State Islamic University of Sunan Kalijaga||Indonesia||The Adaptation of Nusantara's Culture in Forming 'Living Gender Fiqh' in Indonesia|
|Mr Mir Sadeq Ansari||Charles Sturt University||Australia||Al-Tahawi’s Approach to Qiraat (Quranic Readings) and his Use of Preference (Tarjih)|
|Mr Julio César Cárdenas Arenas||Complutense University of Madrid, Spain / Islamic University of Medina, KSA||Spain||The Influence of Ibn Taymīyah's Thought on Ibn Bāz and Ibn ‘Uthaimīn in the Current Relationship of Muslims with Jews and Christians inside Iqtida ’al-ṣiraṭ al-mustaqīm|
|Ms Okta Nurul Hidayati||Gadjah Mada University||Indonesia||Building Piety Through Charity Activities: The Emergence of the Women's Piety Movement in Indonesia|
|Mr Masyhur Hilmy||Boston University||USA||Islam and the State: Religious Education in the Age of Mass Schooling (with Samuel Bazzi and Benjamin Marx)|
|Mrs Nor Ismah||Leiden University||The Netherlands||Amplifying Authority: Female Ulama and Mass Mediated Fatwas in the Public Spheres of Indonesia|
|Mrs Sri Lestari||International University of Japan||Japan||The Role of Muslim Religious Leaders in Reducing Forest and Peatland Fires in Indonesia|
|Mr Muhammad Hafidz Lidinillah||Western Sydney University||Australia||Indonesia Hajj Funds Management Agency Law: Paradoxical Provisions|
|Mr Shaifurrokhman Mahfudz||Western Sydney University||Australia||Indonesian Government Policy on Islamic Economics Fatwas|
|Mrs Masyithah Mardhatillah||Institut Agama Islam Negeri Madura||Indonesia||Madurese Divorcee Women and their Negotiation of Social Stigma|
|Mr Murtaza Mohiqi||Ferdowsi University of Mashhad||Iran||Women's Rights in the Constitutions of Islamic Countries (Case Study: The New Constitution of Afghanistan)|
|Miss Alyssa Moohin||The University of Melbourne||Australia||The West's Jihadists|
|Ms Aurora Nurhidayah Rifani||University of Indonesia||Indonesia||Media Activism: Reinterpretation and Digital Sisterhood in Indonesian Social Media|
|Mr Jay Ryder||The University of Melbourne||Australia||Examining the Cultural and Religious Origins of Veiling in Islamic Tradition|
|Mr Muhammad Edo Suryawan Siregar||Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung||Indonesia||Analysis of Financial Performance Based on Regulation, Efficiency, Corporate Governance and its Effect on Sustainability Disclosure of Indonesian Islamic Banks 2009-2018|
|Mr Samir Sweida-Metwally||The University of Bristol||United Kingdom||Ethnic Inequalities and the Muslim Penalty: Labour Market Dynamics of Ethno-religious Groups in Britain|
|Mr Max Walden||The University of Melbourne||Australia||Indonesia's Transition to Democracy, Civil Society and Islam|