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Call for papers: Slavery, Liberation and Islamic Law in the Middle East and beyond

This one day multi-disciplinary symposium “Slavery, Liberation and Islamic Law in the Middle East and beyond” will be held on October 30, 2018, at Brock University in St Catharines, Canada.

The Symposium will bring together scholars and students to address various topics related to slavery and liberation. The symposium also proffers new research approaches and methodologies.

The dispersal of descendants of enslaved people globally itself highlights the importance of such a study. Promoting recognition, justice, development and the human rights of descendants of enslaved people and appreciating their cultural contributions, moreover, will strengthen efforts to achieve greater equality and democracy at a universal level.

Papers on the following general themes are currently being accepted:

  • Slavery, abolition, liberation
  • Islamic law and slavery
  • Colonialism and its legacy
  • Racism and discrimination
  • Justice and human rights
  • Education
  • Culture and arts
  • Economic empowerment

Please send your abstract (maximum 300 words), including a title, together with a brief CV and biography to Professor Behnaz Mirzai at bmirzai@brocku.ca.

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