Living with Islamophobia

International Conference

The W. Michael Blumenthal Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin, the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Alice Salomon University Berlin, in cooperation with the Council on Migration and the University of Salzburg, invite you to attend the two-day international conference Living with Islamophobia in Berlin.

11 and 12 October

Day 1:
W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

Day 2:
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Senatssaal
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

The establishment of the German right-wing party AfD (Alternative for Germany) as a parliamentary party in Germany marks a turning point in German post-war history. Similar to its European neighbors Germany is equally registering a harsh tone in debates on national security surrounding asylum and migration policies. Demands of border control, the (re-) installment of a refugee quota and deportations are all part of a rhetoric highlighting the fear of a “clash of civilizations” as well as an “Islamization” of Europe. Discourses on the “infiltration” and the alienation of Europe’s citizens fall on fertile ground. Muslims and those labelled as Muslims particularly experience institutional and structural segregation through everyday hostility. Studies on islamophobia, anti-Muslim racism have not yet fully started with incorporating experiences of discrimination, practices of quotidian resistance, counter-narratives and – movements.

The conference Living with Islamophobia puts an emphasis on the perspective of those affected by it and their way of dealing with Islamophobia and anti-Mulism racism. This two-day conference on the 11th and 12th October will therefore particularly focus on transnational perspectives and bringing an international scientific state of the art together. It will look at Processes of racialization along the categories of culture and religion, at themes of securitization as well as the role of sexuality and gender. At the same it looks at counter strategies and strategies of empowerment. While this conference is open to all, it particularly invites an expert audience in order to trigger an interdisciplinary and transnational exchange.

Registration

Please note that the second day of the conference (12 October) is already fully booked!

Here you can register for the conference (deadline: 30 September):

Program

Last updated: 22 May 2018

Thursday, 11 Oktober 2018
at the Jewish Museum Berlin

6 pm

Welcome

Yasemin Shooman
Jewish Museum Berlin
Werner Schiffauer
Rat für Migration (Council for Migration), Berlin

6.15 pm

Keynote

Meyda Yeğenoğlu
Tampere University, Finland, Duke University, USA

7 pm

Panel Discussion: Living with Islamophobia – International Perspectives and Counter Strategies

Luis Hernández
Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung (Center for Research on Antisemitism), Berlin
Fiyaz Mughal
Founder and Director Faith Matters and TELL MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks), UK
Shaireen Rasheed
Long Island University, USA
Moderation:
Riem Spielhaus
Rat für Migration (Council for Migration), Berlin

8.30 pm

Reception

Friday, 12 October 2018
at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

9 am

Welcome

Sabine Kunst
President of Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Naika Foroutan
Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Iman Attia
Alice Salomon University, Berlin

9.15 am

Processes of Racialization

Jen’ nan G. Read
Duke University, USA
Junaid Rana
University of Illinois, USA
Nasar Meer
University of Edinburgh, UK
Moderation:
Yasemin Shooman, Hafssa El-Bouhamouchi
Jewish Museum Berlin

11.15 am Coffee break
11.30 am

Securitization and Sexualisation

Moustafa Bayoumi
City University of New York, USA
Uzma Jamil
McGill University, Canada
Jasmin Zine
Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Moderation:
Ozan Keskinkiliç
Alice Salomon University, Berlin
Ismahan Wayah
WWU Münster, Germany

1.30 pm Lunch
2.30 pm

Counter Strategies and Empowerment

James Carr
University of Limerick, Ireland
Deepa Kumar
Rutgers University, USA
Salman Sayyid
University of Leeds, UK
Moderation:
Kübra Gümüşay

4.30 pm Coffee break
5 pm

German Perspectives

German with simultaneous translation in English

Iman Attia
Alice Salomon University, Berlin
Naika Foroutan
Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research
Yasemin Shooman
Jewish Museum Berlin
Moderation:
Farid Hafez
University of Salzburg, Austria

Day 1:
W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

Day 2:
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Senatssaal
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

Where, when, what?

  • When

    Thursday, 11 October 2018, 6–8.30 pm and
    Friday, 12 October 2018, 9 am–6.30 pm

  • Where

    Day 1:
    W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall
    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

    Day 2:
    Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Senatssaal
    Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

  • Entry fee

    free

  • languageEnglish

    Only the last item will be in German with simultaneous translation into English

  • contactJulia Jürgens
    islamophobia@jmberlin.de

  • for journalistsphone: +49 (0)30 25 993 419
    presse@jmberlin.de

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