On Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November 2012, the third annual Leiden
University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS) conference
will be held. The main theme is 'What is Islamisation?'. Subthemes to be
addressed are 1) Islam and social change; 2) changes within Islam. Closing
lecture by Olivier Roy. For a provisional programme, please consult the
As part of the LUCIS annual conference Dr David Cook (Rice University, US)
will teach a master class for graduate students about 'Classical and
Contemporary Arabic Apocalyptic Predictions'.
Participants will be asked to prepare readings in Arabic and English
depending on their expertise which will be discussed during the master
class. Participants in the master class will also attend the public
conference presentations. We invite motivated graduate students with an
interest in the theme of the conference to participate in this master class.
Please send a letter of motivation (1), your CV (2) and a reference letter
from your thesis supervisor (3) before 1 September 2012 to Josien Boetje:
LUCIS has made available two grants for students whose institutions do not
cover their travel and accommodation expenses. Please indicate whether you
would like to be considered for such a grant.
Prof. dr Petra M. Sijpesteijn
School for Middle Eastern Studies
Leiden Institute for Area Studies
PO Box 9515
2300 RA Leiden
tel: ++ 31-71-5272027