Global Muslim Encounters Conference, Cambridge

The Centre of Islamic Studies co-sponsored and participated in the Global Muslim Encounters conference held in Cambridge between 9-10 December.

The two-day inter-disciplinary CRASSH conference aimed to both compare and connect such encounters as had occurred in various spatial and temporal settings since ca. 1250, and brought together historians, art historians, anthropologists, political scientists, and scholars of comparative literature and Islamic studies, each of whom work with Islamic communities all across the globe.

The aim was to collectively analyse how Muslim travellers, scholars, state officials and migrant workers made sense of the radically different forms of practical piety and religious thought they’ve encountered. For more information, see: