International Islamophobia Conference — Salzbourg (Autriche), 09-10/10/2014
International Islamophobia Conference in Salzburg/Austria
Jointly Sponsored by the Department of Political Science at University of Salzburg and Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at the Center for Race and Gender in University of California Berkeley.
October 09th and 10th, 2014
Comparative Approaches to Studying Islamophobia
While in the Anglo-Saxon world, Islamophobia has been studied mostly in a comparative setting with racism, and Islamophobia in the United States has often been analyzed by looking at experiences of anti-Catholicism, anti-Communism, and Orientalism, many authors in central Europe and especially in German speaking countries put their focus of a comparison with insights from antiSemitism-studies. All of these comparative approaches to investigating Islamophobia entailed not only serious questions of the possibilities and borders of comparing these phenomena, but also heavy reactions in public debates linked to the collective memory of the Holocaust, modern anti-Semitism and the history of slavery and colonialism.This conference aims not only to reflect these public debates and their inherent implications, but also to bring together divergent approaches to the study of Islamophobia as well as to a comparative approach in Islamophobia Studies. Case studies as well as theoretical reflections are welcomed. Submit a 300 word abstract and a 50 word short biography (to be used for advertising materials) to Dr. Farid Hafez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venue: University of Salzburg, Rudolfskai 42, A-5020 Salzburg(details and possible funding for coverage of stay following). Papers presented at the conference will have the possibility of being published.