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The inaugural conference of the Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS) will represent the depth and breadth of scholarship in Australia. It will showcase the diversity of this field of study which reflects the range of Muslim experiences across many countries and continents.

The experiences and daily challenges faced by Muslims in Australia is, by definition, different to those in the Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia. This difference, however, does not detach them from events and processes that shape the lives of other Muslims. Studies of Muslim experiences and manifestations of Islam require a multi-disciplinary approach to capture the topic in all its multi-faceted complexity. AAIMS inaugural conference will address this important consideration by bringing together leading scholars from many disciplines, including law, politics, sociology, religious studies, philosophy and theology.

Some examples of possible panels include:

  • Teaching Islam at Australian universities
  • Limitations of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs
  • Islamic Morality and Political participation
  • Islamic Law in Western Contexts
  • Islam, Gender and Justice

Conference convenors

  • Professor Abdullah Saeed (NCCIS, the University of Melbourne)
  • Professor Vedi Hadiz (AI, the University of Melbourne)

Conference committee

  • Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh (ADI, Deakin University)
  • Dr Joshua Roose (IRPS, The Australian Catholic University)