Appel à communications : “Interfaces and Discourses. A Multidisciplinary Conference on Islamic Theology, Law, and Biomedicine”, University of Chicago, 15-17/04/2016 — LIMITE : 16/12/2015
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- Friday, April 15th – Sunday, April 17th 2016
- Ida Noyes Hall – Cloister Club
- 1212 E. 59th Street
- Chicago, IL 60637
Address the discursive and scholarly knowledge gaps impeding Islam and Science discourses through a 3-day multidisciplinary conference on the intersections of Islamic Theology and Law with Biomedicine.
The conference invites participants to share their work—be it using empirical, historical, theological, ethico-legal, social scientific, or other research methods—at the intersection of Islam and biomedicine. Papers will be grouped thematically into panels according to field of inquiry—scholastic theology (kalam), moral theology (usul al- fiqh), ethics/law (fiqh, adab, ahklaq), epistemology, empirical health research, and biomedical practice—and each panel will be brought to a close by a scholarly respondent commenting on the implications for cross-disciplinary dialogue and research that emerge from the presented work. While abstracts on any topic of relevance are welcome, presenters should consider the following two questions to be the primary focus of the conference.
1) How might scientific notions of harm and risk relate to, and work with, Islamic constructs of necessity and benefit in the context of biomedicine?
2) What is an Islamic ontology of the soul? How does it relate to, and how might it work with, modern neuroscientific data, in order to inform a better understanding of death and care for the dying?
Call for abstracts: All proposals are due by Wednesday, December 16, 2015. For more information regarding the guidelines for an abstract submission or to submit your abstract follow this link: https://pmruchicago.submittable.com/submit
Please visit our websites for additional information on the Interfaces and Discourses conference, the Program on Medicine and Religion, or the Initiative on Islam and Medicine.
This conference is supported, in part, by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation
|Ebrahim Moosa PhD
|Ingrid Mattson PhD
|Aasim I. Padela, MD MSc
||Mohammad Amin Kholwadia
|Ahsan Arozullah, MD MPH
||Faisal Qazi, DO
|Jihad Brown, MA
||Omar Qureshi, MEd