Ummatics 2023 Inaugural Conference:
Umma Beyond the Nation-State: Imagination, Solidarity, Praxis
June 13-15, 2023
Bahariye Mevlevihanesi – Istanbul, Turkey
The Muslim Umma today is marked by a paradoxical situation of great possibility and massive dispossession. Muslims are more numerous, educated, connected, and resourceful than ever before—and deeply divided, among other factors, by the borders of the (post-)colonial nation-state. In conventional scholarly approaches, the language of the Umma—as an idiom of international solidarity, as a political affect, and as a theological commitment—competes with other objectified, identitarian categories (e.g., ethnicity, nation, and class). Meanwhile, global interconnections and neoliberal adjustments have weakened state territoriality; and from Euro-America to Israel, India, and China, old-fashioned state nationalisms are being replaced by or recast in civilizational nationalisms that are fundamentally hostile to the Muslim Umma. At this time of transformation and the intensification of global inequities, approaching the middle of the fifteenth hijrī century, we seek to revisit and thematize the Muslim collectivity today.
Conference registration is now open, with limited ticket capacity. Please click here to register.
Kindly note that each registration will be for one free ticket to the conference, and spaces are limited. Therefore, we ask that you please register only if you plan to attend. While there is no charge for conference admission, attendees are responsible for cost of travel, meals, and lodging accommodations.
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