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Call for papers : Journal of Muslims in Europe

Call for Papers

for a special issue for the

Journal of Muslims in Europe

« Europe with or without Muslims – narratives of Europe »


Guest editors:

Göran Larsson, University of Gothenburg

Riem Spielhaus, University of Copenhagen


We are seeking papers for a special issue of the new double blind-peer reviewed Journal by BRILL on Muslims in Europe to come out in Spring 2013. This special issue seeks to take up tensions in conflicting stories about and different perspectives on Europe’s history and identity that present Europe without Muslims or contrastingly portray Muslims as part of Europe’s past and present.


Under the headline “Europe with or without Muslims – narratives of Europe” we aim to bring together a number of perspectives from multiple disciplinary fields such as history, religious studies, cultural anthropology, political science and sociology in an analysis of diverging accounts and notions of Europe over time and places throughout the continent, open as well to external perspectives. The initial question thereby is, what role Islam and Muslims have played and still play in the imagining of what Europe means.


This way we aim to direct our view at the nexus between constructions of Europe and developments within contemporary European Islam providing space both for a critical review of academic approaches and the development of new impulses for future research.


Besides empirical papers we strongly encourage theoretical papers that challenge current research on Islam and Muslims in Europe and reflect on the own position of the researchers and his or her contributions to the construction of Europe and the role and function of Islam and Muslims.


We invite papers that address one of the topics of two sessions described below. Deadline for sending your abstracts: July the 1st, 2012. Accepted participants will be notified by July 20, 2012. If your paper is accepted, you must submit the final paper (max 10,000 words inclusive of footnotes) by 20 October 2012.


Applications to submit a short paper should include: 1. Proposer’s name and affiliation, 2. a title for the paper, 3. a ca. 500 word abstract.

All abstracts and paper should be written in English.

 Time frame:

Deadline for abstracts (ca. 500 words)     1.July 2012

Deadline for sending final papers             20.October 2012

Publication                                                     15.March 2013



Paper proposals should be send electronically in Microsoft Word formats to

Göran Larsson, University of Gothenburg:


Riem Spielhaus, University of Copenhagen:


For this special issue we invite papers on the narratives imagining Europe with and without Muslims analyzing contents, actors and setting of those narratives that relate to one or several of the following questions:


1. Localizing debates connecting Europe and Islam:

In what way are debates about Europe and its identity mentioning the European past with reference to Muslim’s presence in Europe on the local, regional, national or European Union level? How do these different levels (local, regional, national, transnational) intersect?

2. Imagining Europe without Muslims:

What are the main patterns of the dominant constructions of Europe’s heritage like notions of a Judaeo-Christian heritage? Where and by whom are these narratives told? To what extent are they embedded in European integration or projects of community or nation-building?

3. Narratives of Europe inclusive of Muslims:

In what cases is the Muslim history of Europe used as counter narrative to question the construction of Europe as a Christian continent? What groups of people insist on an imagination of Europe with Muslims? How are these narratives used to strengthen a feeling of belonging and responsibility of current Muslims?

4. Contextualizing Islam debates in European history of thought:

Is it possible to make any comparison between current debates about Islam and Muslims and previous debates about ties between religions and national identities e.g. different Christian denominations in early modern Europe?

5. Imagining Europe from outside:

How is the relationship between Europe and its Muslim inhabitants viewed beyond the Mediterranean? Do accounts of European history and presentations of the contemporary Europe from within and without bear considerable differences?

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Publié par le mai 13, 2012 dans Calls / Appels


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Yearbook of Muslims in Europe n° 4

Yearbook of Muslims in Europe n° 4

Edited by Jørgen S. Nielsen, University of Copenhagen; Samim Akgönül, Strasbourg University; Ahmet Alibašić, Center for Advanced Studies, Sarajevo; Brigitte Maréchal, Cismoc, Université Catholique de Louvain and Egdūnas Račius, Vytautas Magnus University


The Yearbook of Muslims in Europe provides an up-to-date account of the situation of Muslims in Europe. Covering 46 countries of Europe in its broader sense, the Yearbook presents a country-by-country summary of essential data with basic statistics and evaluations of their reliability, surveys of legal status and arrangements, organisations, etc. Data have been brought up to date from the previous volume.
From 2012 onwards, the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe will continue as two separate publications. The Yearbook will remain the annual reference work for country surveys on Muslims in Europe. The former article and review section of the yearbook are now published as the new Journal of Muslims in Europe.

The Yearbook of Muslims in Europe is an important source of reference for government and NGO officials, journalists, and policy makers as well as scholars

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Publié par le mai 12, 2012 dans Nouvelles Publications


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ESF Research Conferences

ESF-LiU Conference

Religion, Gender and Human Rights: Challenges for Multicultural and Democratic Societies

21-25 June 2011

Scandic Linköping Vast, Sweden

Chaired by: Dr. Niamh Reilly, National University of Ireland, Galway, IE

Co-Chairs: Stacey Scriver, National University of Ireland, Galway, IE & Sara Silvestri, City University London, UK

Last chance to apply – grants available for early-stage researchers…

Senior and emerging scholars from political science and international relations, sociology, gender and women’s studies, human rights and socio-legal studies, development, anthropology, European studies and religious studies are invited to apply to the Religion, Gender and Human Rights: Challenges for Multicultural and Democratic Societies Conference.
This conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in partnership with Linköping University.
The conference will take place on 21-25 June 2011 in Linköping, Sweden.

Submission Deadline: 29 March 2011
Grants for Young and Early Stage Researchers available.
Further information can be found below and at:

Conference on Religion, Gender and Human Rights: Challenges for Multicultural and Democratic Societies
21-25 June 2011

Chaired by:
Dr. Niamh Reilly – National University of Ireland, Galway
Stacey Scriver – National University of Ireland, Galway
Sara Silvestri – City University London, UK

We would very much appreciate it if you would circulate this announcement among your colleagues and contacts

This conference will examine the nexus of religion, gender, identity, human rights and politics with a particular focus on Europe in a context of globalisation. It will fill a gap in current literature on religion, politics and society, which tends to ignore or treat as secondary the gendered dimensions of these developments.
The conference will bring together senior and emerging scholars across a range of relevant disciplines including, but not limited to, political science and international relations, sociology, gender and women’s studies, human rights and socio-legal studies, development, anthropology, European studies, and religious studies.

Invited speakers will include
Fadwa Al-Labadi, Al-Quds University, IL
Valerie Amiraux, University of Montreal, CA
Tina Beattie, Roehampton University, UK
Sarah Bracke, Catholic University Leuven, BE
Geraldine Finn, Carleton University, CA
Charlotte Fonrobert, Stanford University, US
Naomi Goldenberg, University of Ottawa, CA
Breda Gray, University of Limerick, IE
Anka Grzywacz, Catholics for Choice, PL
Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, University of Massachusetts, Boston, US
Harriet Harris, University of Edinburgh, UK
Anne Jenichen, University of Bremen, DE
Catarina Kinnvall, Lund University, SE
Titia Loenen, Utrecht University, NL
Vesna Malesevic, National University of Ireland, Galway, IE
Elif Medina, University of Vienna, AT
Rubya Mehdi, University of Copenhagen, DK
Stephanie Mitchem, University of South Carolina, US
Jeff Redding, CNRS, FR / St. Louis University, US
Sawitri Saharso, University of Twente, NL
Naveed Sheikh, Keele University, UK
Sara Silvestri, City University London, UK
Jawad Syed, University of Kent, UK
Andrew Yip, University of Nottingham, UK
Nira Yuval Davis, University of East London, UK 

Attendance is possible only after successful application. Full conference programme and application form accessible from

A certain number of grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs.

Closing date for applications: 29 March 2011

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Publié par le mars 21, 2011 dans Manifestations scientifiques


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