II Forum of Researchers in Islamic Contexts
Lisbon, 28 and 29 September 2017
NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities
The first Forum of Researchers in Islamic Contexts (FRIC) was held in January 2013. That year, we wanted to survey the studies that were documenting what appeared to us as a major transformation in the way of looking at the Arab and Islamic world.
Today, so often in the hustle and bustle of generalizations and commonplaces, Islam holds a captive place in our mediated and Eurocentric daily lives.
But the curiosity about Islam, which we perceived to be happening at the beginning of this decade, seems to have given rise (again?) to mistrust. We see recurrent misinformed discourses, often conveyed in an essentialist and objectifying way, giving the motto to the proliferation of Islamophobic and xenophobic discourses.
Islam is repeatedly projected, directly or indirectly, to the center of political and societal debates in Europe, as a metonymy that is useful for fueling the political agenda of the day, as well as the fears and anguish of a certain Europe perceiving itself in crisis.
The Forum is intended to give an account of the diversity of these contexts and their themes, in a meeting of scholars who reflect and problematize about issues related to the Islamic contexts through researches carried out in Portugal or in other contexts.
We therefore call for proposals of studies from different disciplinary fields addressing these issues through texts/fieldwork/archives/images that can contribute to the multiplicity of discourses, practices, histories, beliefs, daily life and subjectivities that constitute the Islamic contexts.
Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of NOVA University of Lisbon (FCSH/NOVA)
Organizing Committee: Joana Lucas (CRIA-FCSH/NOVA) and Nuno Mora (CRIA-FCSH/NOVA) in association with AZIMUT – Studies in Arab and Islamic Contexts, thematic line of Centre for Research in Anthropology (AZIMUT-CRIA)
Scientific Committee: Ana Neno (CES/UC; Université Cadi Ayyad), Francisco Freire (CRIA-FCSH/NOVA), Joana Lucas (CRIA-FCSH/NOVA), José Mapril (CRIA-FCSH/NOVA), Maria Cardeira da Silva (CRIA-FCSH/NOVA), Miguel Hernando de Larramendi (Facultad de Humanidades de Toledo, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha), Nuno Mora (CRIA-FCSH/NOVA), Raquel Carvalheira (CRIA-FCSH/NOVA), Paulo Hilou Pinto (Universidade Federal Fluminense), Virtudes Téllez Delgado (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Campus de Talavera de la Reina)
Call for papers: Submit your 250/300-word abstract, title and a mini-bio (ca. 100 words) in Portuguese or English to email@example.com until May 2, 2017. The II Forum of Researchers in Islamic Contexts welcomes 15-minute contributions.
Conference languages: Portuguese and English (there will be no interpretation available)
May 2, 2017– deadline for submission of abstracts
May 31, 2017 – notification of acceptance