Call for papers: Canon and Censorship in the Islamic Intellectual and Theological History
The International Conference and Collective Volume „Canon and Censorship in the Islamic Intellectual and Theological History“ welcomes papers that focuses on certain texts, ideas or individuals that were perceived by Muslim communities as canon, authorities, or constitutional ideas and texts. The conference will take place in Berlin from October 8th-10th 2021. Please submit a proposal by January 15th, 2021.
Muslim cultures and societies as well as Muslim theologies did not witness the emergence of a single institution that determines normative positions and establishes a binding canon for everyone who adheres to Islam. The upcoming edition wants to explore questions concerning canon and censorship in the Islamic intellectual History. The following research questions shall guide the contributions: What do the concepts of ‘canon’ and ‘censorship’ mean in the context of the case study? How did the canon become authoritative? How were contradicting ideas suppressed or censored? What stages did a text or an idea pass through with regard to the reception history to become a canonical text or a constitutional idea? What scholarly community stood behind this development who has fostered and supported a certain text or idea? What other historical, social or political factors favored the dominance of certain texts, ideas or individuals over others?
The conference will be organized and the proceedings edited by Mohammad Gharaibeh (Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Bacem Dziri (Institute for the Study of Islamic Culture and Religion at the Goethe University of Frankfurt) and Amir Dziri (Swiss Center for Islam and Society, University of Fribourg) in cooperation with the Academy for Islam in Research and Society (AIWG). The conference will take place in Berlin from October 8th-10th 2021. If international travelling will not be possible in Oct 2021, the conference will take place virtually. The papers will be peer reviewed and published in a collective volume. The first draft of the full article after the conference will be due January 31st 2022.
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