The IIS features regular workshops on the study of Islam and Muslims. The workshops draw on the exceptional faculty and post-doctoral fellows in southern Ontario to create a supportive community of scholars and students across the region’s universities. The workshop theme changes each year, based on the focus provided by the IIS’ residential post-doctoral fellows.
For the 2018-2019 academic year, the IIS is pleased to host the following workshops.
Featuring a scholar from the University of Toronto or southern Ontario University, the Research Workshop features discussion about the limits and strengths of competing disciplinary approaches to the study of Islam and Muslims. Each month, one faculty member will present a work-in-progress. Coupled with the pre-circulated paper is an artifact, document, or other primary source that informs the paper’s thesis and conclusion. Engaging critically with the work-in-progress and the primary source artifact, workshop participants discuss the possibilities of analysis in light of distinct archival access and availability. Please consult the calendar of events for the Research Workshop meeting dates, times, and topics.
Academe as Profession
Targeting both graduate students and faculty,Academe as Profession contributes to the professional development of scholars in the field. Exploring the realities of professional life in Islamic studies, workshop participants will learn about the latest technologies to facilitate advanced research, and iOS and Android applications to maximize productivity. They will have the opportunity to learn about effective social media usage, to obtain media training, and to learn how to write and place opinion pieces. The workshops helps graduate students learn the softskills necessary to succeed in academic life. Please consult the calendar of events for the Academe as Profession workshop meeting dates, times, and topics.