What & Where Through November
Tafseer of the Holy Qur'an
Trojan Horse: The Facts!
Conducted by: Shaykh M S Bahmanpour Venue: Islamic Centre of England, 140
A 45 minutes gallery talk by Alexandra Magub, British Museum. Suitable for all levels of knowledge.
Muslim Engagement & Development (MEND) invite you to an evening with academics, teachers and journalists to ask: Has a hoax letter, a media scrum, a forceful education secretary and political motivations in education regulation led to the stigmatisation of a community, discrimination against outstanding teachers/school leaders and exam failure for a generation of children? Can we ensure this doesn’t happen again?
Maida Vale, London W9 1QB Time: Every Friday starting at 7.30 PM 1 November
Persian Kingship after Alexander the Great
68, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG Time: 1.15 PM - 2.00 PM Fee: Free, drop in. 2 November Powerful Symbols and the British-Zionist Alliance: From Balfour to the Nakba
For the third annual W.M. Watt Lecture, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (IMES) is delighted to be joined by Professor Nur Masalha, a Palestinian historian and former Director of the Centre for Religion and History at St. Mary's University, London. His lecture will coincide with the centenary of the publication of the Balfour Declaration, the historic letter of the British Foreign Secretary, Lord Arthur Balfour, to Lord Rothschild announcing that the British government ‘view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people’. Playfair Library, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL Time: 6.00 PM - 8.30 PM Venue:
Admission: Free, but Booking is essential More info: https://www.ed.ac.uk/
The Bordesley Centre, Stratford Rd, Birmingham, B11 1AR Time: 5.30 PM - 9.00 PM Fee: Free More info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/ e/trojan-horse-the-facts-tickets7 November Funding research on transnational Islam: the ALTERUMMA project
This seminar consists of two parts. The first will introduce the ALTERUMMA project, which investigates the transformation of Shi‘a Islam in the Middle East and Europe since the 1950s. The project examines the formation of modern Shia communal identities and the role Shia clerical authorities and their transnational networks have played in their religiopolitical mobilisation. The project focuses on Iran, Iraq and significant but unexplored diasporic links to Syria, Kuwait and Britain. The second part of the seminar will use this particular project, which is funded by a European Research Council grant, to discuss the process of applying for funding for research in Islamic Studies and Religious Studies more generally.
224, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT Speaker: Professor Oliver Scharbrodt (Birmingham) Time: 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM Admission: Open to all More info:
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/ ptr/departments/theologyandreligion/ Robert Irwin Lecture on Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North
A masterpiece of the Sudanese writer Tayeb Salih (1929-2009), Season of Migration to the North was first published in Arabic in 1966 and was published in English translation by Denys Johnson-Davies in 1969. Knowledge Centre, the British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB Time: 7.00 PM - 8.30 PM Tickets : £10 (members/students/other concessions £7, senior 60+ £8) More info: http://www. arabbritishcentre.org.uk/whatson/ Venue:
9 November A Conversation about Birmingham's Muslims: in the City, of the City
This event seeks to challenge current narratives by presenting findings from both old and new research about Birmingham and its Muslim communities. Bringing together leading Birminghambased social scientists including Chris Allen and Özlem Ögtem Young with the general public, the event will consider the diversity of Birmingham’s Muslim communities alongside such notions as belonging, identity and ‘home’. The event is designed to appeal to a nonspecialist audience and so is open to all. Rather than ‘presenting’ research, the event will be informal and ‘conversational' and will ensure opportunities for questions to be asked.