Yale University’s Critical Islamic Reflections group consists of a cross-section
of graduate and undergraduate students organized to pursue critical academic
scholarship on topics regarding Islam and Muslim society... [more about
This year the conference theme focused on
Authority and Change in Islamic Law. The format consisted of three panels, on which a senior
scholar in the field of Islamic law commented on two papers presented by junior
scholars… [download papers]
Islamic Reflections at Yale University: Submission of a 2005
interested in convening and chairing the Conference should submit a proposal
for consideration by September 18th, 2004. We also welcome your topic and
speaker ideas even if you do not intend to apply for a co-chair position (in
that case complete only items 1-4). Please follow the guidelines below:
1) A short
title for the subject of the conference
2) A short
outline of the conference subject in about 500 words, with special emphasis on
the methodologies envisioned in your approach to the subject matter. CIR has
traditionally drawn participants from a range of disciplines and posed
questions relevant to Islam and Muslims from multiple perspectives, including
but not limited to law, theology, history, and sociology. For easy reference,
past conference programs and our mission statement are available online at www.yale.edu/cir.
3) A short
statement explaining why the proposed topic is of current interest, the
intended audience, and what progress can be achieved by a conference.
initial list of suggested key speakers, their field of study and qualifications
to address the topic.
items for co-chair applicants:
of co-sponsors, if any, and their role in the conference (Yale departments and
organizations only). Include the anticipated amounts with all funding sources.
of a conference format e.g. number and make-up of panels, form of interaction
between presenters, etc
of the co-chairs and biographic data that qualify them for leading the proposed
conference (e.g. a list of past projects). An outline of your
team, especially in the key areas of Program, Fundraising, Publicity and
proposals (3 pages or less) should be sent to email@example.com and will be
reviewed as received, before the final deadline of September 18th,
for further information and advice in connection with the preparation of
proposals can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com,
the CIR 2004 Co-Chairs.
acceptance of a proposal, CIR may offer advice, which in some cases may be a
condition of acceptance. CIR will address an advisory letter to the conveners
calling attention to any matters that seem likely to pose a problem that must
be resolved if the conference is to be successful.
for your interest, and best of luck with the application!
Browse the CIR 2004 Program
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