Call for Papers - 14th 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.

13 & 14 NOVEMBER 2018
Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton, Victoria

Within a supportive and collegial atmosphere, this 2-day 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.

Panels will be chaired by leading scholars and researchers. 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

Applicants must be current postgraduate students studying in any 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 28 September 2018

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.

Small grants of up to $200 may be available for students who face financial difficulty that would prevent them attending.


Friday 28 September - Deadline for CALL FOR PAPERS
Friday 12 October - Notification of successful applications
Friday 12 October - Registration for conference opens - speakers and observers
Friday 2 November - Registration for conference closes - speakers and observers
Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 November - 14th Annual CILIS Islamic Studies Postgraduate Conference


The University of Melbourne, including: Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, Melbourne Law School

La Trobe Law School, La Trobe University

Institute for Religion, Politics and Society, Australian Catholic University

National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies
Asia Institute

More Information

Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society

03 8344 6847