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Call for Research Papers "Reassembling Creation: Green Ethics (GE) and Scholarly Disciplines in the Islamic Tradition

Doha, Qatar


Dr. Birgit Krawietz 
Institut für Islamwissenschaft and Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS), Freie Universität (FU) Berlin
Dr. Mohammed Ghaly
Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE), Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar


[Update: Deadline for receiving abstracts is over]


The Doha-based Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) is pleased to invite scholars, academics and researchers to submit their research papers to a closed three-day seminar on

Reassembling Creation: Green Ethics (GE) and the Scholarly Disciplines in the Islamic Tradition

to be held in Doha during the period October 12-14, 2021.

The seminar is convened by Dr. Birgit Krawietz (Institut für Islamwissenschaft and Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS), Freie Universität (FU) Berlin), in collaboration with Dr. Mohammed Ghaly who is leading the CILE’s research unit Islam and Biomedical Ethics as part of a publication project carrying the same title, in collaboration with Brill Publishers.



Those who are interested should send:

  • (a) An abstract (300-500 words), describing the research’s core ideas, main and sub-questions, and how they will be addressed in the light of this Background Paper and
  • (b) A brief biography (max. 500 words) outlining the applicant’s academic background, main research interests and key publications.

Authors whose abstracts are accepted will receive an invitation to send their full papers (between 7,000 and 9,000 words) within the deadline specified below. It is to be noted that submissions (abstracts, bios and full papers) can be written in either English or Arabic.


Plan of the Peer-Reviewed Publication with Brill

After the seminar, the full proceedings will undergo a double-blind review process. The papers which will successfully go through this process will be published as part of a thematic issue in the peer-reviewed Journal of Islamic Ethics (JIE) and/or an edited volume in the peer-reviewed book-series Studies in Islamic Ethics, both published by Brill.



CILE will offer the authors of accepted papers the following:

  • Peer-reviewed publication,
  • Cover of the costs of making the publication available via open access,
  • Travel and accommodation costs during the three days of the seminar (If the circumstances would permit having a face-to-face seminar),
  • Simultaneous Arabic-English translation throughout the seminar.


Important Dates

  • 25 May, 2021: Deadline for receiving abstracts and bios. Please read this Background Paper carefully before writing the abstract,
  • 5 July, 2021: Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be notified and invited to write the full papers,
  • 1 August, 2021: Deadline for receiving full papers,
  • 12-14 October, 2021: The proceedings of the seminar,
  • 10 December, 2021: Deadline for submitting a revised version of the post-seminar full papers, based on the remarks raised by the Review Committee and the deliberations during the seminar.


Contact Us

Submissions must be sent to

>> Please note that only submissions sent to this e-mail will be considered and evaluated.

For any inquiries about this call-for-papers, or about the accompanying Background Paper, please contact:

For inquiries about the Journal of Islamic Ethics or the book-series Studies in Islamic Ethics, please contact or visit


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