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 (Covid-permitting!): Rooms 8/9 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:

13/10/2021 – Roger Hardy – A History of Palestine in Twelve Photographs

27/10/2021 – Helen Lackner – Yemen: Poverty and Conflict

10/11/2021 – Dr Egdunas Racius – on Institutional churchification of Islam in Eastern Europe

24/11/2021 – Dr Monika Lindbekk – on Islamic judicial politics: Adjudicating Islamic Family Law in Egypt


To join remotely use this Zoom link (see individual events for detail on those which will also be available in person):


For information on our talks in the last term see here