December 15, 2009 /
Conference to examine 'Islam and the Media'
Scholarly gathering set for January in Boulder
"Islam and the Media" is the title of the international conference being hosted by the University of Colorado at Boulder's Center for Media, Religion and Culture. Set for Jan. 7-10 in Eaton Humanities, the event will bring together more than 100 scholars on Islam and contemporary media, media professionals, activists and others to examine the place of Islam within global, regional, national and local media.
Papers and panels will address such topics as:
- Journalism and Islam
- Images of Islam in Western entertainment media
- Muslim voices in Western media
- Media and the "clash of civilizations"
- The proliferation of Islamic Web sites and Islamic discourse on the Internet
- The role of women in shaping the teachings of new Islam
Plenary sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is required for attendance at panel sessions. For details, including speakers and a schedule, click here. For other questions, contact the Center for Media, Religion and Culture, 303-492-1357.