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1 Teaching Islamic Studies in Scotland Islamic Studies Network Regional workshop 22 October 2010

2 Introduction to the Islamic Studies Network Regional workshop: Teaching Islamic Studies in Scotland 22 October 2010

3 Islamic Studies Network: Background Siddiqui, Ataullah, Islam at Universities in England, April 2007 Islamic Studies designated a strategically important subject, June 2007 HEFCE programme of work related to Islamic Studies –Seminar: Islamic studies: current status and future prospects, November 2007 –Seminar: Islamic studies: the way forward in the UK, April 2008 –Report: Islamic Studies: trends and profiles, February 2008 –Report: International Approaches to Islamic Studies in Higher Education, June 2008 –Report: Islamic Studies Provision in the UK, March 2010 –JISC programme for digitisation of resources for Islamic Studies –Islamic Studies Network led by the Higher Education Academy

4 Islamic Studies Network: Overview UK-wide network for Islamic Studies academics to enhance teaching and learning in Islamic Studies, broadly defined Islamic Studies Network project team –Lisa Bernasek, Academic Coordinator –Team based at Higher Education Academy headquarters in York –Staff from 6 Subject Centres of the Higher Education Academy Islamic Studies Network advisory board –18 members from institutions around UK –Meet twice a year to consult on plans and advise on areas of focus Funded until September 2012 but looking at sustainability

5 Islamic Studies Network: upcoming activity Regional workshops For those involved in teaching Islamic Studies from all disciplines –22 October 2010, Edinburgh –10 December 2010, Oxford –9 March 2011, Lampeter –May 2011, Leeds Postgraduate event For PhD students in Islamic Studies from all disciplines –16-17 February 2011, Birmingham Islamic Law Special Interest Group –10 November 2010, Warwick Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance Network Islamic Studies Think Tank –24-25 November 2010, Northampton

6 Islamic Studies Network: upcoming activity Projects Publications –Quarterly online newsletter –Biannual magazine Perspectives Online resources and networking –Website: –JISC Gateway –JISCmail list –Facebook, Twitter –Ning:

7 Islamic Studies Network: Subject Centres Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance Network (BMAF) History Subject Centre Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) Subject Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies (PRS) Subject Network for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics (C-SAP) UK Centre for Legal Education (UKCLE)

8 Islamic Studies Network: get involved Attend workshops Contribute to magazine Find resources Network and exchange experience online Join special interest groups Contribute to subject-specific publications


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