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New Mobilities and Evolving Identities. Islam, Youth and Gender in South and Southeast Asia

International Conference


April 20th and 21st, 2012, Berlin


The international conference "Islam, Youth and Gender in South and Southeast Asia" is jointly organized by the Department for Mediality and Intermediality in Asian and African Studies (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS, Freie Universität Berlin) and by the Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt). The conference will be held on the 20th and 21st of April 2012 at Humboldt-Universität and Freie Universität in Berlin. The thematic focus of emerged from a preparatory workshop in April 2011, which was held at the Institute of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität under the title "New Approaches to Gender and Islam: Translocal and local feminist networking in South and Southeast Asia".

While in the pre-workshop the focus laid was on communicative strategies, discursive practices and new forms of organization among Muslim women's rights activistsin the twomain regions South and Southeast Asia, the conference now also emphasizes the aspect of youth.

Twenty scholars from South Asia, Southeast Asia, North America and Europe will present and discuss their current research in four separate panels. Meena Sharify-Funk (Waterloo, Ontario), author of "Encountering the Transnational: Women, Islam and the Politics of Interpretation” (2008), accepted our invitation to hold the keynote address.  

Please register before 15th April, 2012 via email at: medialitaet@asa.hu-berlin.de

Participation at this conference is free, but the number of participants is limited.


Conference venue on Friday 20th April 2012: Festsaal Luisenstraße, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Conference venue on Saturday 21st April 2012: Seminarzentrum, Freie Universität Berlin





Organised by:  

Querschnittsbereich Medialität und Intermedialität in den Gesellschaften Asiens und Afrikas, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Prof. Nadja-Christina Schneider)


Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS) 

(Prof. Gudrun Krämer)   

Exzellenzcluster „Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen“ , Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

 (Prof. Susanne Schröter)                



Funded by

Gerda Henkel Stiftung    


Exzellenzcluster „Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen“