Date: January 12-February 2, 2021
Venue: Online (via Zoom)
Organizer: Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, The Aga Khan University
Muslims have been present in the UK in sizeable numbers since the 1960s. Many are born here living their whole lives as British citizens, others arrived yesterday. Muslims can be found in all walks of life and the diversity of Muslim backgrounds when it comes to ethnicity, theology, language is vast. Still, there are ways to generalize. This course will address, among other things, the history and diversity of Muslims in the UK, the discussion about integration, radicalization, securitization, gender and Sharia. The aim is to give participants an in-depth introduction and tools to critically understand discussions about Muslims.
The course has the ambition to approach the topic in straightforward, pragmatic and realistic ways. Based on scholarship and previous experience of holding courses for police, health workers, teachers and politicians, Professors Jonas Otterbeck and Philip Wood will convene the course.
- Jonas Otterbeck, Professor of Islamic Studies at the Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations and a leading scholar in the Muslims in Europe research.
- Philip Wood, Professor of History at the Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations.
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