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MBRN April 2018 Conference – CALL FOR PAPERS
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Populist Politics and the Minority Voice: British Muslims, Extremisms and Inclusion
A one-day Muslims in Britain Research Network conference organised in partnership with the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King’s College London
Date: 19 April 2018
This one-day conference on ‘Populist politics and the minority voice’ will discuss the effects of these changes on British Muslims, and how the concerns of British Muslims relate to those of other minority groups as well as wider debates about the future of liberal states, free speech and ‘fake news’. Since at least the 1970s, British Muslims – as a group and alongside other minorities – have been involved in a struggle for rights, for media and political representation and for recognition. What might these struggles look like in the future? What is the future of British Muslim identity, post-Brexit? How might rights and legal accommodations be affected by withdrawal from the EU? How do concerns about rising Islamophobia intersect with concerns about resurgent anti-Semitism and far-right and populist movements? How should debates about Muslims and the media proceed in an era of ‘fake news’? How can standards of debate about minorities be preserved and what can higher education and Muslim institutions contribute?
Abstracts are invited for papers that address any of the conference themes:
- Muslim activism and populist politics;
- New media, populism and the representation of Muslims and other minorities;
- Recognising, opposing and offering alternatives to anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and other extremisms;
- British Muslims and national identity after Brexit;
- Challenges to, and for, principles of tolerance, free speech and accommodation.
Participants will be asked to present their research in a short format as part of a panel. To participate please send a 250 word abstract to the email address below by Friday January 19th along with a biographical note of no more than 50 words.
Abstract submissions and any general questions should be sent to the conference organisers at MuslimsinBritainRN@gmail.com.