Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics
January 2020 Meeting, Call for Papers
The eleventh annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics will be held on January 9-12, 2020 at the Renaissance Washington Downtown, Washington, District of Columbia and will be held concurrently with the meeting of the Society for Christian Ethics and the Society for Jewish Ethics.
Proposals dealing with any aspect of Muslim ethics—theoretical or applied, classical or contemporary—are welcome. We seek proposals on a wide range of topics, including projects that utilize historical, social scientific, literary, theological, philosophical, or legal approaches to matters pertaining to Muslim ethics. We welcome proposals for either single papers or panels with multiple papers addressing issues including (but not limited to) sex and gender, race, culture and identity, globalization, post-colonial studies, bioethics, food and ethics, animals and ethics, literature, film and ethics, environmental ethics, political ethics, philosophical-theological ethics, Quran and ethics, ritual and ethics, children and religion, comparative religious ethics, the intersections between ethics and law and economic and business ethics. Panel proposals involving members of the Society of Christian Ethics and Society for Jewish Ethics, as well as papers engaging in comparative analysis (broadly construed) are particularly welcome. Advanced graduate students and early career scholars are encouraged to submit proposals. We are also interested in presentations dealing with pedagogy, including innovative syllabi in ethics-related disciplines, as well as reflections on the state of the field of Muslim ethics and theoretical and methodological issues relevant to the study of Muslim ethics across the full array of academic disciplines. SSME meetings allow for robust and intimate intellectual exchange and feedback among all participants due to their small size and presence of most attendees in all the sessions, making it an ideal setting for early career scholars and advanced graduate students. Papers and panels dealing with issues of race, gender and politics in the context of American Muslims are particularly welcome.
Proposals for a single presenter should include the following:
• contact information of presenter (name, institutional affiliation, phone numbers, and e-mail address)
• tentative title
• abstract (500 word minimum, 600 maximum)
• selected bibliography
Proposals for panels should include a list of all panelists (including contact information), including the convener and discussant (if any), as well as the tentative title, abstract, and selected bibliography for all papers.
Proposals should be sent by e-mail to:
Chair, Program Committee
The deadline for submission of proposals is July 1st, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by July 30th, 2019. All presenters in the annual meeting of the SSME must be members of the Society. For membership forms and other information, please consult the website: www.SSMEthics.org. Attendees must register for the conference and pay their yearly dues no later than November 1st, 2019.
The Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics (SSME) is a scholarly association dedicated to advancing intellectual inquiry in Muslim ethics, including the relation of Muslim ethics to other ethical traditions and to social, political, and economic problems. The Society supports academic work in both philosophical and applied ethics, historical as well as contemporary issues. The Society also aims to promote the teaching of Muslim ethics in colleges, universities, and theological schools, to improve understanding of Muslim ethics in the broader society through publications and other educational activities, and to provide a community of discourse and debate for those engaged professionally in the study of issues pertaining to Muslim ethics across the full array of academic disciplines and fields of study.