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Monday, March 4 • 08:30 - 10:30
#4/288 – Teaching and Learning on Islam at the German-Speaking Universities

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Academic studies on Islam are taught in different forms and constellations in German-speaking Europe mainly coming from Islamwissenschaft, a perspective of theological studies, and Middle Eastern Studies. Other forms come beyond theology or area studies, varying anthropology, sociology, and law. This panel invites students and professors in theology, law, anthropology, political science, and gender studies to share their personal experiences in teaching and learning about Islam in the German-speaking European Universities. Our first aim is to examine the formats and pedagogies of teaching and learning and to look at their implications for local and regional politics and policies in respective countries. Secondly, we aim to talk about the impact of these university courses for the larger European communities, civil society, and the state institutions. Third, is to discuss the future directions that teaching and learning might take.

  • Hande Birkalan-Gedik (Goethe-Universität)

  • Hande Birkalan-Gedik (Goethe-Universität) - A Cultural Anthropologist among Theologians: Teaching on Islam as Aigner Rollet-Professor at the Institut für Religionswissenschaft – at the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
  • Heydar Shadi (Philosophisch-theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen) - Secular Sacralization. On Islamic Theology Departments at German Universities and (over) Islamization of Muslims
  • Irmtraud Fischer (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz) - “Religiöse Diskurse in westlichen Demokratien-Initiative christlich-jüdische Studienwoche im Gespräch mit dem Islam“ – a summer-school of the University of Graz

Language: English / German


Irmtraud Fischer

Karl-Franzens Universität Graz

Heydar Shadi

Philosophisch-theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen

Hande Birkalan-Gedik


Monday March 4, 2019 08:30 - 10:30 GMT
Sala Arancio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel, Islam

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