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Introduction to the
Islamic Studies Network
11 April 2012
Islamic Studies Network: Background
• Siddiqui, Ataullah, ‘Islam at Universities in England’, April 2007
• Islamic Studies designated a strategically important subject,
June 2007
• HEFCE programme of work related to Islamic Studies
– Seminar: ‘Islamic studies: current status and future prospects’, November
– Seminar: ‘Islamic studies: the way forward in the UK’, April 2008
– Report: ‘Islamic Studies: trends and profiles’, February 2008
– Report: ‘International Approaches to Islamic Studies in Higher Education’,
June 2008
– Report: ‘Islamic Studies Provision in the UK’, March 2010
– JISC programme for digitisation of resources for Islamic Studies
– Islamic Studies Network led by the Higher Education Academy
Islamic Studies Network: Overview
• UK-wide network for Islamic Studies academics to enhance
teaching and learning in Islamic Studies, broadly defined
• Islamic Studies Network project team
– Lisa Bernasek/John Canning, Academic Coordinator
– Team based at Higher Education Academy headquarters in York
– Discipline-specific team
• Islamic Studies Network advisory board
– 18 members from institutions around UK
– Meet twice a year to consult on plans and advise on areas of focus
Islamic Studies Network: events
2010-11 past events
•Programmes, reports and resources online
2011-12 events
•4 cross-disciplinary regional workshops, Edinburgh
October 2011, Leeds: 11 January, London 11 April,
Aberystwyth 11 May (register online)
•2-day PhD student workshop, Aston
Islamic Studies Network: other activity
• Projects
• Publications
– Quarterly online newsletter
– Biannual magazine Perspectives
• Online resources and networking
JISC Gateway
JISCmail list
Facebook, Twitter (heaisn)
Islamic Studies Network: the future
• Funding ends July 2012
• Consultation on future of network held January to
March 2012.
• Consultation on future of network open meeting, 23
May, London
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