Workshop Examines Scholarship on Islam in Digital Realm


The Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations, an affiliated institute of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, hosted a recent workshop examining activism, advocacy and scholarship on Islam in the digital realm.

The event, hosted at the Pardee School on September 16-17, 2016, included panels on digital humanities, digital activism, digital journalism and social media and a “wild card” session.

Opening remarks were delivered by Michael Pregill of the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations.


Other speakers at the workshop included Jessica Stern, Research Professor at the Pardee School, Kristian Petersen, of the University of Nebraska Omaha, Matthew Miller, of the University of Maryland, Intisar Rabb and Paul Beran, of the Harvard Islamic Legal Studies Program, Sabine Schmidtke, of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, Maxim Romanov, Alexander von Humboldt Chair for Digital Humanities at the Computer Science Institute at the University of Leipzig, Khalid Beydoun, of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Namira Islam, of the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, Krista Riley, of Muslimah Media Watch, Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, Purdue University,  Mia Bloom, Georgia State University, Bassam Haddad, of George Mason University, Maryam Jamshidi, of the New York University School of Law, independent scholar Claire Sadar, A. David Lewis, of MCPHS University, Elias Muhanna, of Brown University, Todd Green, of Luther College, Zareena Grewal, of Yale University and Hussein Rashid, of Barnard College.

The workshop was made possible by a grant from the Woodcock Foundation to the Pardee School of Global Studies and organized by Michael Pregill, Interlocutor in the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies & Civilizations under the auspices of Mizan, a new digital scholarship initiative.