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02 February 2012

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The benefits of a working partnership between the police and Muslims and Islamic archaeology in Britain are two of the subjects that will be covered in a public lecture series at Cardiff University.

The Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK’s public lecture series brings together some of the leading experts in the fields of humanities to explore the Islamic and Muslim culture in contemporary society.

Running throughout February and March 2012, the weekly lectures will focus on counter-terrorism responses to al-Qaeda, chaplaincy in the military; Muslim comedy and stereotypes; and holy places. Others will ask questions such as ‘Is Europe’s Christian Identity a myth?’ and ‘Are Britain’s Muslim communities dispersing?’

The Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK is based within the University’s School of History, Archaeology and Religion and was opened in 2005. It is now a leading Centre for teaching and research about Islam and Muslims in Britain.

Speaking about the lecture series, Director of the Centre Dr Sophie Gilliat-Ray said: "The study of Islam in Britain is a rapidly growing field. I am delighted to welcome scholars at the forefront of this field to Cardiff to present their latest research and ideas as part of this public lecture series."

The lectures take place every Tuesday at 7.00pm from 7th February to 20th March in room 0.36 of the Humanities Building. They are free and open to the public. To reserve a place please email events-islamcentre@cardiff.ac.uk adding 'Public Lecture Series' in the subject line.

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