Seminars - Michaelmas Term 2017

The following seminars, in collaboration with the Initiative on Islam and Medicine at the University of Chicago, and with the support of the Templeton Religion Trust, will be held at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Marston Road during Michaelmas Term 2017 on Wednesdays at 5.00 p.m. All welcome.

Seminar Series on Islam and Biomedicine

11th October Dr Mehrunisha Suleman
University of Cambridge
Muslim Values and End of Life Healthcare Decision-Making: Values, Norms, and Ontologies in Conflict?
18th October
Dr Ridwan Saleem
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Dreams and Their Interpretations: From Ibn Sireen to Freud and Beyond
25th October
Dr Aasim Padela
University of Chicago
Maqasid and Biomedicine
1st November
Dr Asim Yusuf
Penn Hospital
‘The Mad, the Sad, the Bad and the Glad’: Towards an Islamic Conception of Mental Illness and Wellbeing, Vice and Virtue
8th November
Kamaluddin Ahmed
University of Oxford
Biomedicine at the Intersection of Islamic Theology, Law, and Spirituality: The Hard Cases of Inception and End of Life
15th November
Professor Peter Pormann
University of Manchester
Medical Epistemology in Arabic Discourse: Views from the Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms
22nd November
Professor Ayman Shabana
Georgetown University
Legal Construction of Science in Light of Islamic Bioethical Discourses on Genetic and Reproductive Technologies
29th November
Professor Ahmed Ragab
Harvard University
Prophetic Medicine: Medical Piety in the Medieval and Modern Islamicate Societies

For other seminars in Michaelmas Term 2017, please check the Noticeboard.

Previous Seminars
Hilary Term 2009: Ottomans, Safavids and Mughals: Strategies of Central Power
Trinity Term 2009: Islam and Science
Michaelmas Term 2009: The Muslim World Today
Hilary Term 2010: Muslims in the Media
Trinity Term 2010: Muslims in Britain
Michaelmas Term 2010: David Browning Seminar Series
Hilary Term 2011: History, Politics and Development in Muslim Societies
Trinity Term 2011: History, Politics and Economies in the Muslim World
Michaelmas Term 2011: The Arab Spring
Hilary Term 2012: Islam in Europe
Trinity Term 2012: Islamic Ethics: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives
Michaelmas Term 2012: New Perspectives on Middle Eastern Political Economy
Hilary Term 2013: Muslims in Europe
Trinity Term 2013: Politics of the Muslim World & Trends in Islamic Education
Michaelmas Term 2013: Islam and Nation
Hilary Term 2014: Introducing Islamic Manuscripts
Trinity Term 2014: Representations of Islam and Society: Emerging Perspectives
Michaelmas Term 2014: Islamic Cities and Islamic Finance
Hilary Term 2015: Muslim Thinkers
Trinity Term 2015: Perspectives on the Contemporary Muslim World 
Michaelmas Term 2015: Transmission of Learning in Muslim Societies
Hilary Term 2016: Seminar Series on Society and Culture in the Muslim World
Trinity Term 2016: Library Seminar Series
Michaelmas Term 2016: Book Seminar Series
Hilary Term 2017: Contemporary Muslim Societies
Trinity Term 2017: Contemporary Islamic World

For other forthcoming events, please check our News.

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