• Title:Call for Papers / International Conference on Islamic Civilisation
  • Post Date:2018-08-02

2nd International Conference on Islamic Civilisation (ISIC 2019):

The Movement of Population, Objects, and Ideas in the Pre-modern and Modern Muslim World

Call for Papers


Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15th, 2018

Conference Dates: February 12th–13th, 2019

Venue: National Chengchi University (NCCU)


Muslim world, covering a vast geographical area, is characterised by its ethnic, linguistic, and cultural multiplicity. Its diversity is precisely captured by Dale F. Eickelman: ‘The main challenge for the study of Islam is to describe how its universalistic or abstract principles have been realized in various social and historical contexts without representing Islam as a seamless essence on the one hand or as a plastic congeries of beliefs and practices on the other.’ (1987). However difficult it may be to describe such rich human/social/cultural phenomena, the pluralistic ideas and practices in Muslim world result from the interaction, violent or non-violent, between Muslims and other communities, and between Muslims themselves, the exchange and transmission of ideas, objects, and techniques, through various media, over the past fourteen centuries. How and why do/did people, ideas, and objects move from one place to another? Through what agencies do/did people, ideas, and objects travel? How did/does such movement impact upon other communities, their social and cultural dynamics? We welcome contributions from scholars and postgraduate students concerned with these questions from any relevant scholarly discipline, including history, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, area studies, politics, (comparative) literature, and religious studies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


s  Migration of tribes, Sufi orders, refugees, or any distinctive group in pre-modern and modern contexts

s  Transmission or translation of ideas, artistic or literary motifs, or texts

s  Travel & travelogues

s  Exchange and interaction through commerce (e.g. slave trade)

s  Spread of techniques or objects (e.g. introduction of paper)


Each presentation will last 20 minutes, including Q&A session. Abstracts between 300–400 words along with a one-page CV should be sent to Dr. I-Wen Su at isu@nccu.edu.tw, by 5.00 pm, October 15th, 2018, with ‘ISIC 2019’ in the subject line. The presenters whose papers are accepted will be notified by the end of October and asked to submit the full papers by January 10th, 2019.

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