International Workshop at the Department of the Study of Religions, Aarhus University, Thursday, 27th and Friday, 28th October 2022, 10.00-16.00.
Sufism attracts Muslims and non-Muslims throughout the West. Its teachings and practices are a popular part of spiritual offerings within Western societies and add another variant to Islam in Europe and North America. This workshop is specifically dedicated to the question of the teachings of Sufis in the 21st century in the West. Guiding questions for the workshop are:
Although the workshop focuses on Western European and North American societies, individual contributions on other geographical regions are welcome and can serve as a good basis for discussing commonalities and possible specificities of these and other regions. The workshop language will be English. A selection of papers may be published in a special journal issue or an edited volume, which will be discussed during the workshop.
Please send an abstract of 300 words to Ricarda Stegmann: firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 May 2022 at the latest, together with a short biographical statement mentioning no more than two recent publications. Presentations should be of approximately 30 minutes and papers should ideally be circulated among the participants before the workshop.
Costs for travel and accommodation will be covered, but please note that funding for the workshop is still conditional and will be confirmed by mid-June at the latest.