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Ziauddin Sardar at Fatih University

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Muslim Writers in the West Debates- 2
Event Type: Conference
Date / Time: 24 April 2012, Tuesday 13:00-15:00
Place: D Block Conference Hall
Participants: Fatih University
Organizer: Akademeia & Praxis Club
Contact: 0212 866 33 00/ 4066 / kuluplerofisi@fatih.edu.tr
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On Tuesday 24 April 2012 Professor Ziauddin Sardar is visiting Fatih University to discuss his work on Muslims in the West. This event is part of a Muslim Writers in the West Series that the Sociology Department is holding in conjunction with the English Language and Literature Department at Fatih University.

This is the second in the series. Last year, Mohsin Hamid, acclaimed author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, came to campus. That event proved to be a major success, and it is anticipated that this year’s event will have an even greater following.

Who is Ziauddin Sardar?

Ziauddin Sardar, writer, broadcaster and cultural critic, is Visiting Professor, the School of Arts, The City University, London. He has been described as a ‘critical polymath’ and works across a number of disciplines ranging from Islamic studies and futures studies to science policy, literary criticism, information science to cultural relations, art criticism and critical theory. He was born in Pakistan in 1951 and grew up in Hackney, East London.

Ziauddin Sardar has worked as science journalist for Nature and New Scientist and as a television reporter for London Weekend Television. He was a columnist on the New Statesman for a number of years and has served as a Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission and as a member of the Interim National Security Forum.

Ziauddin Sardar has published over 45 books. The Future of Muslim Civilisation (1979) and Islamic Futures: The Shape of Ideas to Come (1985) are regarded as classic studies on the future of Islam. He pioneered the discussion on science in Muslim societies, with a series of articles in Nature and New Scientist and a number of books, including Science, Technology and Development in the Muslim World (1977), ­The Touch of Midas: Science, Values and the Environment in Islam and the West­­ (1982), which is seen as a seminal work, ­­The Revenge of Athena: Science, Exploitation and the Third World­ (1988) and Explorations in Islamic Science­ (1989). Postmodernism and the Other (1998) has acquired a cultish following and Why Do People Hate America? (2002) became an international bestseller.

Ziauddin Sardar’s two volumes of biography and travel, Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim (2004) and Balti Britain: A Provocative Journey Through Asian Britain (2008) have received wide acclaim. He has also authored a number of study guides in the Introducing series, including the international bestsellers Introducing Islam and Introducing Chaos. Two collections of his writings are available as Islam, Postmodernism and Other Futures: A Ziauddin Sardar Reader (2003) and How Do You Know?: Reading Ziauddin Sardar on Islam, Science and Cultural Relations (2006).

Ziauddin Sardar has written and presented numerous television programmes – most recently ‘Battle for Islam’, a 90-minute documentary for BBC2 and ‘Dispatches’ on Pakistan for Channel 4. His earlier programmes include ‘Encounters with Islam’ (1985), a series of four shows for BBC and ‘Islamic Conversations’ (1994), a series of six programmes for Channel 4. He was a regular Friday Panel Member on ‘World News Tonight’ on Sky News (2005-2007).

Fatih University is at the Hadımköy exit of the TEM motorway towards Edirne

Public transport: 418 bus from Yenibosna Metro (ca. 60 min)

see http://www.fatih.edu.tr/?ulasimbuyukcekmece&language=EN


Written by rainerbroemer

April 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

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  1. For those who missed it, have a look at this nice interview with Ziauddin Sardar: http://www.halalmonk.com/ziauddin-sardar-critical-muslims-transmodern-tradition


    April 4, 2014 at 11:42 am

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