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Woolf Institute Research Day

Published October 26, 2020 by Mohammed I Ahmed

The Woolf Institute Research Day is a vibrant event which brings together all researchers at the Institute. It is a superb academic display of the hard work achieved by researchers in the previous year, combined with the plans for findings and research for the upcoming year. Each researcher presents their proposed research in six-minute digestible doses to ensure maximum clarity and conciseness. The short presentation style ensures that the day remains a fast-paced demonstration of what the Woolf Institute has to offer.

As will be evident from the presentations, our work differs greatly amongst everyone here at the institute. Just some of our topics include: contemporary Law and British Islam, early seventh century Muslim-Jewish interaction, and assessing attitudes found in Christian Pentecostal communities in America.

Whatever your interests, the Woolf Institute Research Day will have something for you, and I am sure that you will find much of our research - that you perhaps may not have had a particular interest in beforehand - deeply fascinating, beneficial, and enriching.

Last year, I was fortunate enough to present at the Research Day for the first time, and I was humbled by the interest and intrigue that people had in my work. Researchers are not only looking for peer-feedback from academics, but for thoughts and questions that all members of the general public are willing to give, despite one's field of expertise. I am sure that you will find the warm and lively atmosphere of the Woolf Institute Research Day enjoyable, and whether you are someone who is familiar with our work already, or completely new to it, we look forward to you joining us this year!

You can register for our upcoming Research Day on November 4, 2020 here.

Mohammed I Ahmed was the first to win Best Presentation at the Woolf Institute Research Day in 2019 and presented with The Marguerite Plate. He is an awardee of the Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarship and has commenced his PhD studies in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge. Mohammed is analysing the exegesis of Al-Tabari (d.923 CE), focusing on the representation of Medinan Jews. He is a previous awardee of the scholarship having undertaken the MPhil in Middle Eastern Studies: Muslim-Jewish Relations in 2019-20.

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