Introducing the Islamic Studies Network


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Presentation by Lisa Bernasek at the inaugral meeting of the UKCLE Islamic Law Special Interest Group in November 2010.

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  • Set up: website, Ning
  • Very brief background – for those of you interested in the back story – all reports available online Fill in some details here
  • Subject centres currently involved; will continue activity in these disciplines next year: PRS LLAS CSAP UKCLE BMAF
  • Mention inaugural event in May 2010, building network from Jan 2010 Information, registration and documents from past events can be found in the events tab of our website Held 4 regional workshops over the year (October Scotland, December Oxford, May Wales, May Leeds) PhD student workshop in February Plan to have a similar programme of workshops for 2011-12 Have also had discipline-specific workshops and activity – like events listed here; BMAF think tank in March; first Islamic law SIG in November and will continue these next year – eg for Law and for Business disciplines
  • Projects – funded 14 projects – these projects will produce shareable resources, reports, etc that will be of benefit to the wider HE Islamic Studies community – more info on each project on website Newsletter and magazine – will all be added to the central mailing list for these Magazine: first edition available now (copies available), second coming soon – will be posted to those on mailing list Website: info on activity, plus resources tab has reports and links to resources already developed (CSAP case studies, teaching Islamic law resources) JISC Gateway of online manuscript collections and other online resources to be developed by end July Ning: set up Ning and show group and possibilities for discussion – will send invitation to join Ning after the event Also has been other discipline-specific activity: CSAP case studies; LLAS funded projects – info on all these can be found on our website
  • Introducing the Islamic Studies Network

    1. 1. Introduction to the Islamic Studies Network Sharing and building bibliographic capacity in Islamic Studies: law and finance University of Warwick, 15 June 2011
    2. 2. Islamic Studies Network: Background <ul><li>Siddiqui, Ataullah, ‘Islam at Universities in England’, April 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Islamic Studies designated a strategically important subject, June 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>HEFCE programme of work related to Islamic Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seminar: ‘Islamic studies: current status and future prospects’, November 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seminar: ‘Islamic studies: the way forward in the UK’, April 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report: ‘Islamic Studies: trends and profiles’, February 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report: ‘International Approaches to Islamic Studies in Higher Education’, June 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report: ‘Islamic Studies Provision in the UK’, March 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JISC programme for digitisation of resources for Islamic Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Islamic Studies Network led by the Higher Education Academy </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    3. 3. Islamic Studies Network: Overview <ul><li>UK-wide network for Islamic Studies academics to enhance teaching and learning in Islamic Studies, broadly defined </li></ul><ul><li>Islamic Studies Network project team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lisa Bernasek, Academic Coordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team based at Higher Education Academy headquarters in York </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff from 5 Subject Centres of the Higher Education Academy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Islamic Studies Network advisory board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>18 members from institutions around UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet twice a year to consult on plans and advise on areas of focus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Funded until August 2012 but developing plans for sustainability </li></ul>
    4. 4. Islamic Studies Network: events <ul><li>Teaching about Islam in the social sciences workshop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24 June 2011, University of Birmingham </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Islamic Law special interest group meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 July 2011, University of Warwick </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2011-12 Events </li></ul><ul><li>4 cross-disciplinary regional workshops </li></ul><ul><li>2-day PhD student workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Discipline-specific workshops and special interest groups </li></ul>
    5. 5. Islamic Studies Network: other activity <ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly online newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biannual magazine Perspectives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online resources and networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JISC Gateway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JISCmail list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook, Twitter (heaisn) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ning: </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Islamic Studies Network: get involved <ul><li>Attend workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Find resources </li></ul><ul><li>Network and exchange experience online </li></ul><ul><li>Join special interest groups </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to discipline-specific activity </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>