Conference: “Shia Minorities in the Contemporary World: Migration, Transnationalism and Multilocality”, Chester (UK), 20-21 May 2016

Conference

“Shia Minorities in the Contemporary World: Migration, Transnationalism and Multilocality”

 

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Chester Centre for Islamic Studies (CCIS)

University of Chester, Chester (UK), 20-21 May 2016

The conference brings together researchers working on Shia minorities outside of the so-called “Muslim heartland” (North Africa, Middle East, Central and South Asia). The conference focuses on Shia minorities in Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia that emerged out of migration from the Middle East and South Asia in the 20th and 21st centuries, in particular. The papers presented at the conference offer unique comparative insights into Shia minorities in a variety of contexts across the globe. The conference is organised by the new Chester Centre for Islamic Studies and held in conjunction with a research project on transnational Shia networks that operate between Britain and the Middle East, funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

For the provisional programme see: http://www.chester.ac.uk/node/35376.

To register and further enquiries, email ccis@chester.ac.uk.