ISLAGE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON RELIGIOUS LITERATURE AND HERITAGE
“THE ROLE OF CULTURAL AND LITERARY HERITAGE IN FACING GLOBAL CHALLENGES”
5-7 OCTOBER 2021
The present age of global interdependencies has multiplied the challenges of multicultural coexistence while creating opportunities of cooperation in facing common problems. The current pandemic has erupted at a time when the world was already confronted with economic crises, international conflicts and intercultural divides hindering smooth management of global issues. As in the case of major earlier epidemics in human history, the pandemic has already created sensible changes in the lives and modes of functioning of societies, institutions and individuals. Differently from earlier cases, however, availability of instant communications by virtual means made it possible for peoples to share information and remain abreast of global developments. In this environment, the pandemic has raised humanity’s awareness of its common destiny and the benefits of cooperation and solidarity. Strengthening the spirit of coexistence and sharing in jointly meeting common challenges now appears as a timely and conducive endeavor for the present and the future, a task to which all conscientious parties can contribute in their respective capacities.
In this manner, IRCICA, the cultural subsidiary centre of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and The Center for Research and Development of Religious Literature and Heritage, Agency for Research, Development, and Training, Ministry of Religious Affairs, of the Republic of Indonesia together with Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University, Malang, Indonesia and IRCICA, have planned to organize the International Symposium on Religious Literature and Heritage – ISLAGE with the main theme “The Role of Cultural and Literary Heritage in Facing Global Challenges”. The international symposium will take place both online and offline format on 5-7 October 2021.
Research on other issues pertaining to the thematic scope of the symposium is most welcome. We envisage papers based on, but by no means restricted to the following topics:
- Religious Literature and Oral Traditions across the Muslim World: Research and Teaching
- Epidemics and Disasters in Islamic History: Experiences, Studies, and Lessons Learned
- Management and Preservation of Cultural Heritage in Post-Disaster Recovery Processes across the Muslim World
- Traditional Medication and Popular Wisdom in Facing Global Challenges
- The Role of Cultural and Religious Heritage in Enhancing Inter-Faith Harmony
- Religious Literary Heritage: Preservation, Promotion and Digitization
- Religious Literature and the Challenges of Radicalism
Scholars, specialists and researchers from universities, research institutes, international and regional organizations all over the world can apply to the symposium with full unpublished research papers to be presented on one or more of the above sub-themes. The co-organizers will exchange the lists and abstracts of their invited/selected participants.
The papers submitted will be reviewed by experts and will be selected for presentation during the sessions following the addresses of the invited speakers.
The papers of the symposium will be collected from their authors in revised format after the symposium for publication as Symposium Proceedings, in Journals, and at Proceeding for Scopus level.
Language of the Symposium will be English
Submission of Abstracts (max. 250 words): 17 September 2021