New Centre for Study of Muslim Societies
Next month the University of Western Sydney will be launching a new Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies. Here are the details of the Centre and the launch:
Launch of the new Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies
The University of Western Sydney is its new Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies on the 16th of July, 2009 (Sydney, Bankstown Campus, Lecture Theatre 4, Building 23)
Prof. Jim Beckford (Warwick University, UK), Prof. Riaz Hassan (Flinders University), Prof. Fethi Mansouri (Deakin University), A/Prof. Gabriele Marranci (UWS), and Prof. Bryan Turner (UWS) will be
speaking on the day.
A copy of the program for the launch can be downloaded at
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Judy Crabb, Executive Officer, College of Arts: firstname.lastname@example.org, or (02) 9772 6765.
Attendees are welcome to attend the dinner but bookings for this are essential.
The development of this Centre has been assisted by a Federal Government grant of $8m which established the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies and brings together the University of
Melbourne, Griffith University, and the University of Western Sydney. Collaboration between these institutions has already established a new undergraduate program in Islamic studies.
The Director of the Research Centre is Professor Bryan Turner,Professor of Social and Political Thought in the School of Humanities and Languages in the College of Arts.
The Research Centre is essentially concerned with the contemporary world and will seek to foster comparative studies of Muslim communities both within and outside Australia.