CFA: Oxford Middle Eastern & North African Studies Conference

Oxford, England
2 June 2012
Venue: Lady Margaret Hall (Oxford University)
Call for Abstracts

The annual Middle Eastern and North African Studies Conference in Oxford is a forum for all those who are concerned and would like to have an overall picture of the perspectives emerging from this very crucial zone of our world. This vast expanse of our planet represents lands and nation that are interrelated by historical, cultural, political and religious facts. It may be imprudent to endeavour to achieve an all inclusive comprehension of events in certain sections of this significant area in isolation and without bearing in mind the influences emanating from across the entire zone. Thus holding events such as these could offer a unique opportunity for all interested to come together and put the pieces together.
We invite proposals touching upon all countries in the Middle East and North Africa on areas such as:
Literature and Literary Developments
Politics and International Relations
Economy, Commerce, Finance and Banking
Society and People
Art and Cinema
Religion and Islam
Media; newspapers, traditional and satellite TV channels, Internet based mediums  
Deadline for Abstracts Submission: 2nd May 2012
All are required to register. For registration form and details, please click below:
Past Events
Islamic Civilisation Conference
Date: 12 November 2011
Venue: Lady Margaret Hall (Oxford University)



– Civilisation Concept

– Islamic Civilisation Concept

– Civilisation, Culture and Civility Concepts



– The Holy Quran

Al Sunna

– Structure of Islamic Faith

– Sources and Nature of Shariah and Ethics in Islam

– Arabic Language


Political & Judicial Life:

– Government and Administration Systems

– Formation of Diwans in Early Islam

Judicial Systems

– War and Peace; Their Nature and Philosophy


Islamic Economy and Finances:

– Waqf

– Islamic Banking: Its Nature and Pillars

– Islamic Banking: In the Modern World

– Islamic Commerce: Contracts, International Trade &…

– What Islam has to Offer to the Word Economy


Science and Technology Dissemination:

-Scientific Movement in the Muslim World and Its Development

– Education throughout History

– Translation Movement


Muslims Contributions to Humanities & Social Sciences:

– Literature

– Philosophy

– Comparative Religion

– Law

– Geography

– History

– Arts


Muslims Contributions to Sciences:

– Mathematics

– Astrology

– Medicine

– Chemistry

– Physics

– Biology


Social Aspects:

-Social Classes in Islam

– Dhimmis and Non Muslim Minorities

– Gender Issues

– State of Family as an Institution in the Muslim World

– The Youth Issues

– Care for the Elderly and Physically Challenged


Islamic and Western Civilisations: Clash or Dialogue

– Historical Background

– Dialogue Parameters and Backgrounds

Published by

Nassef Manabilang Adiong

Nassef is the founder of Co-IRIS (International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort), PHISO (Philippine International Studies Organization), DSRN (Decolonial Studies Research Network), and BRLN (Bangsamoro Research and Legal Network). He works on interdisciplinary research between Islam and International Relations and explores the Bangsamoro society as he heads the Policy Research and Legal Services (PRLS) of the Bangsamoro Parliament. Visit for more details.