Research events

Listed below are forthcoming research events in the Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies. See also the events for all of SSIS.

Any SSIS staff or postgrads may always attend. Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.

Please also see individual research centre sites for other events.

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19 September - 20 December 2019

From Damascus to Andalucia

The message from Adib Fattel from Damascus – conveyed to you through his paintings - is a message of love, peace, tolerance and the connections that bring us together. For Adib, the world is not East or West, Islamic, Christian or Jewish, nor is it black or white. For him the world is one world, multilayered, molded by history, coloured with diversity and made more beautiful with our rich cultural heritage — be it natural or man-made. Full details
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17 - 18 December 2019

Archaeological Perspectives on Conversion to Islam and Islamisation in Africa

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th December 2019, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, UK. Full details
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10 - 11 January 202016:00

IOW-ARCH Indian Ocean World Archaeology Conference

We are in the process of establishing an annual or biennial research meeting/conference on the archaeology, material culture and heritage of the Indian Ocean (defined as from East Africa to Japan, including Australasia) from the first millennium BC to the contemporary era. The model is likely to be similar to the annual Islamic Archaeology Day at University College London, but lasting perhaps up to two-days and with the location moving between different academic host institutions. The first conference is being held at the Institute of Arab and Islamic studies (IAIS), University of Exeter, with financial sponsorship provided by the Centre for Islamic Archaeology. Full details
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15 January 202013:00

Introduction to R for Social Scientists

This workshop is aimed at those who have no experience of R, and will provide a solid introduction to using it for data analysis by covering how to handle data structures such as vectors, matrices, and data frames. Full details
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5 February 202013:00

Introduction to GIS

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to allow researchers to capture, store, manipulate, analyse, manage, and present spatial or geographic data. This workshop will introduce attendees to the introductory principles of GIS and how to use Python ArcGIS for research purposes. Full details
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4 March 202013:00

Data Analysis with R for Social Scientists

Building upon the basic introduction offered to R in workshop 4, this workshop will cover exploratory data analysis, quantitative data analysis, and visualising data using R, as well as introducing the various libraries that a user needs to be familiar with in order to carry out such tasks. Full details
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18 - 20 June 2020

4th International Conference on Kurdish Studies 18-20 June 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Centre for Kurdish Studies at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, UK, invites submission of papers for the 4th International Kurdish Studies Conference to be held on 18-20 June 2020. Thematic areas covered by the conference include (but are not restricted to) Kurdish literature, women’s participation in politics, cultural production, history, political international relations, governance, civil society, civil rights, diplomacy, conflict and democratization, forced displacement, internal and external interference (Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Iran), internal colonialization and rewriting Kurdish history. Original research based on empirical data and/or new theoretical approaches are prioritised. Full details
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