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Introduction to the Islamic Studies Network

Lisa Bernasek, Academic Coordinator (Islamic Studies Network), The Higher Education Academy – Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics & Area Studies (LLAS)

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This presentation from Lisa Bernasek gives an overview of the UK Islamic Studies Network, a project of the Higher Education Academy, funded by HEFCE. It provides some background information on HEFCE’s work related to Islamic Studies, an overview of the aims of the Islamic Studies Network, information on upcoming activity and how participants can join the network or get involved.

This presentation was given at the event Sharing and building bibliographic capacity in Islamic Studies: law and finance and is an update of the presentation given at the inaugural meeting of the UKCLE Islamic Law Special Interest Group



Dr Lisa Bernasek has a PhD in Social Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University. Her PhD research focused on the collection, exhibition and circulation of North African art and material culture in state museums and North African-run cultural sites in Paris. Lisa has worked for the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies since October 2007 on projects related to Islamic Studies, and to support the Subject Centre’s work on Languages of the Wider World and Literary and Cultural Studies. She is currently the Academic Coordinator for the Higher Education Academy’s Islamic Studies Network.

Last Modified: 6 July 2011