The Second International Conference on Islam - Call For Papers (ICI'06)

Venue: UW-Madison Pyle Center

Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 24, 2006 End Date/Time: Mar 25, 2006
Registration Date: Mar 15, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 20, 2006
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The Second International Conference on Islam

"Dialogue vs. Conflict: Islam in a Globalized World"

March 24-25, 2006
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Abstract submission deadline: January 20, 2006

The Second International Conference on Islam will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, on March 24-25, 2006. The objective of the conference is to create an environment for the discussion of various aspects of Islam in an academic setting and in a non-speculative way. The conference will serve the purpose of bringing together academics, scholars and researchers interested in different aspects of Islam, and will provide an opportunity to share new findings, approaches and research on Islam. Selected papers from the conference will be published as a book.

Theme: Increasing connections and interdependencies among institutions and peoples around the world direct our attention to globalization as a central phenomenon of the contemporary era. From economy to culture to environment, the great issues of our time require close attention to the dynamic interactions among actors and stakeholders around the world. It is commonly observed that all societies are now part of a global system that is stitched together by far-reaching trade protocols, governance covenants, and communication networks. Although this process of integration engenders dramatic new opportunities for cooperation and development, it is also characterized by profound inequities that breed dramatic new tensions and conflicts. Globalization is furthermore characterized by challenges to previous loyalties and affinities, as questions of belonging and citizenship assume new meanings in an era of accelerating flows of people, goods, and capital across borders and boundaries that were previously inviolable. In keeping with this perspective, the theme of this year’s conference will be “Dialogue vs. Conflict: Islam in a Globalized World”.

Scope: Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

* Islam and Globalization
* Islamic Movements in a Globalized World
* Islam, Nation-state and Secularism
* Islam and West: Dialogue vs Conflict of Civilizations
* Roots of Dialogue and Conflict in Religious Texts
* Islam and Modernity
* Islam and Science
* Women in Muslim Societies
* Negotiating Religious and National Identities
* Case Study on Islam and Globalization: Fethullah Gulen’s Movement

Important dates:

* Conference registration starts : December 1, 2005
* Talk proposal / Abstract submission deadline : January 20, 2005
* Publication of program : February 15, 2006
* Last day for conference registration : March 15, 2006
* Conference : March 24-25, 2006


If interested in giving a talk at the International Conference on Islam, please submit the following to :

* Your full name, institutional affiliation and contact information
* Brief CV/Bio
* Talk title and 300-word abstract

The submissions will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference. The file format should be *.pdf, *.doc, or *.txt.


Each participant must register by March 15, 2006. The registration fee is US$30 for regular participants; there is no fee for UW-Madison students with valid identification. International visitors can pay the registration fee upon their arrival at the conference site. The registration fee can be paid only by check (make checks payable to Dialogue International and send to DIALOGUE INTERNATIONAL P.O BOX 260045 Madison, WI, 53726-0045). The registration fee covers the reception and relevant materials (e.g., program, proceedings). Please register by sending an email to For all questions regarding registration, please contact


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