Conference: Muslim Cultures in the Indian Ocean – Diversity and Pluralism, Past and Present

September 12-14, 2018 at Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations’ new campus in King’s Cross, London

This conference aims to explore the diversity of Muslim cultures prevalent in the Indian Ocean region where, historically, Muslims have interacted for centuries with each other and with other peoples and cultures. Islam not only provided the scaffolding that facilitated cultural exchanges but was also the pivot for transforming local societies. The conference seeks to bring together experts from different disciplines and backgrounds including archaeologists, historians, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, and scholars of related disciplines to explore various facets of this diversity. This conference marks a reconnaissance of the Indian Ocean not as a periphery but as a centre for the study of Muslim cultures.

Source: The Aga Khan University

 

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