Public Talks & Workshops

The Centre of Islamic Studies organises public talks and lectures on themes of topical and scholarly interest reflecting current issues in the Islamic world.

CIS Public Talks

The CIS Public Talks series addresses political, cultural, literary and artistic issues from the contemporary Middle East and the wider Muslim world. Our speakers are established academics, journalists, activists and artists who will share their insights and be happy to receive questions from the audience.

The talks are free and open to the public.

Venue : Room 10 in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies on Sidgwick Avenue – otherwise these are available live via Zoom.

Our talks for the coming term will be:

27/4/2023 – Melissa Gatter – Time, Power, and Aid: Book talk and discussion on displacement in Jordan, Spain, Morocco, and Bangladesh

11/5/2023 – Sadek Hamid – Contemporary British Muslim Arts and Cultural Production: Identity, Belonging and Social Change

25/5/2023 – Razia SultanovaMusic in Islam of Central Asia and Afghanistan


We also have a special talk on Friday 12th May – Roger Wilding and Ako ShwaniThe King of Kurdistan (in-person only)


To join our Public Talks remotely use this Zoom link:


For information on our talks in the last term see here