Islamic Studies: Fact, Method, Interpretation
On February 2–3, 2023, the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, with the support of the Ibn Sina Islamic Culture Research Foundation, is holding a scientific conference with international participation “Islamic Studies: Fact, Method, Interpretation”, timed to coincide with the publication of the first issue of the journal of Islamic philosophy “Ishraq”.
The purpose of the conference is to discuss the image of modern Islamic studies, its tools and the state of its key areas. Like other humanitarian disciplines, Oriental studies have come a long historical way — from the work of European missionaries to the treatises of modern structuralists and phenomenologists. The diversity of scientists’ approaches to the subject of their professional interests is quite comparable with the richness of the studied material itself. Nevertheless, today's Oriental studies – and, in particular, academic Islamic studies — still need a broad discussion about both optics and the results of recent research. “Ishraq”, a yearbook of Islamic philosophy, served as a platform for such discussions for twelve years; The successor journal of the same name, founded by the Institute of Philosophy in 2022, is designed to continue the traditions of the yearbook, created by its untimely deceased editor, our dear colleague Janis Eshots.
The organizers of the conference invite friends of “Ishraq”, orientalists and multi-skilled Islamic scholars, who are wondering about the modern image of their disciplines, about the methods, goals and objectives of their studies, to participate. During the conference, it is planned to discuss the past and present of philosophical Islamic studies, its theoretical foundations and their practical application. The materials of the discussion, prepared by the participants, will be published in the next issues of the journal of Islamic philosophy “Ishraq”.
The conference program includes two sections – methodological and applied ones.
It is planned to present the first issue of the journal of Islamic philosophy “Ishraq” and the novelties of the academic series “Philosophical Thought of the Islamic World”.
A detailed program of the conference will be formed and sent to the participants after the end of applications and reports.
Place and time of the conference
Section meetings will be held on February 2–3, 2023 in the Academic Council Hall of the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences (109240, Moscow, Goncharnaya st., 12, building 1).
Forms and conditions of participation in the conference
Conference working languages: Russian and Farsi (translation provided).
Participation in the conference is allowed in person.
The registration fee is not charged from the participants of the conference.
The materials presented by the participants, designed in accordance with the requirements of the editorial board, will be published in the next issues of the journal of Islamic philosophy “Ishraq”.
Application procedure for participation in the conference
To participate in the conference, it is necessary to submit to the organizing committee by e-mail email@example.com by November 1, 2022 a corresponding application containing the title and abstract of the report (approx. 2000 characters with spaces).
Those wishing to publish the texts of reports in the journal of Islamic philosophy “Ishraq” can send articles designed in accordance with the requirements of the editorial board until March 1, 2023.
Address of the organizing committee: 109240, Moscow, st. Goncharnaya, 12, building 1, room 508.
Contact person: Yulia Evgenievna Fedorova
A.V. Smirnov (Chairman)