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Annual Research Day

13th November, 2019 @ 11:00 - 19:30

KC Shasha Conference Suite, Woolf Institute


'Academic Speed-Dating' is how our Executive Director, Dr Wagner, describes her preferred format for the Woolf Institute's Annual Research Day. More than twenty researchers and students associated with the Institute will present their work in eight-minute presentations. The aim is to give a short, accessible insight into the breadth of all our research in a single day.

There is the opportunity for informal discussions over lunch and dinner.

This is possibly our most popular annual event and you are encouraged to book as soon as possible.


Session 1: 11am-12.45pm

Julian Hargreaves: An Introduction to the Woolf Tolerance Index

Kitty O’Lone: Measuring the Effectiveness of Interfaith Dialogue

Merav Rosenfeld-Hadad: The Sight and Sound of Arabic Music and Coexistence in

Middle Eastern Judaism, Islam, and Christianity

Patrick Nash: Building British Islam - Problems & Prospects

Emrah Efe: Khora/Kariye

Danielle Padley: Choral Movements in Victorian Britain: From Oxford to West London

Alissa Symon: Jewish Politics: The Left and What’s Left

Mohammed Ahmed: Islam’s Engagement with Judaism:Belief Similarity and Religious Identity in the Early Islamic Era

1pm Lunch at Westminster College (pre-booked only)

Session 2: 2pm-3.30pm
Farrah Raza: Organ Donation and Opt-out: Addressing key challenges

Sertac Sehikoglu: Imaginative Landscapes of Islamist Politics Across Balkan-to-Bengal Complex

Krisztina Szilagyi: Muhammad and the Jews: Alternative Narratives

Lina Molokotos: Bringing Jews, Christians and Muslims Together One Joke at a Time? Humor and Interfaith Engagement

Tobias Müller: Strictly Observant Encounters: Contesting Family and Gender in London

Mohammed Sakhnini: Aleppo in British Eyes: 18th Century Muslim-Jewish Encounters

Christopher Wadibia: Herding Towards Peace: Muslim-Christian Relations and Nigeria's 2019 Presidential Election

4pm-4.30pm Coffee break

Session 3: 4.00pm-5.30pm

Dunya Habash: Syrian Musicians in Turkey: Playing and Replaying the Cultural Imaginary

Rodrigo Garcia-Velasco: The Invention of Medieval Convivencia(s) in Twentieth-century Spain

Ani Avetisyan: Early Modern Judeo-Arabic Medical Manuscripts

Tara Zammit: Ontological Security and its Widening Applications: Gender and the Israel Defense Forces

Amin El Yousfi: The Bureaucratisation of Mosques in France and the UK: A Paradoxical Process

Tali Artman: What did Jews Learn from the Quran about Mary?

5.30pm-6pm Summary panel

6.15pm-7.15pm Reception

Download the schedule here.

Watch the individual presentations from the 2018 Annual Research Day here.

How to book

Book your tickets via Eventbrite here.

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