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Islam UK Lecture Series 2014 - Plural Identities and the Islamisation of Public Space in Britain

Professor John Eade, University of Roehampton
Tuesday 18th February 2014 - 7:00pm
Glamorgan Building Council Chamber

Please register for this event using the following link: https://islamuklectureseries2014-second-lecture.eventbrite.co.uk

Event hosted by the Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion

This talk will review the themes on the construction of plural identities and the Islamisation of urban space based on research I have undertaken since the early 1980s primarily in London.

I will focus on three case studies - the building of mosques in East London involving various Muslim interest groups, the construction of a community complex by Dawoodi Bohras and the development of a shrine in the Midlands.

These case studies help us to see the ways in which the Islamisation of public space is shaped by a complex interweaving of religious and non-religious identities reflecting transnational migration and networks as well as global, national and local cultural and political processes.