International seminar “Modern Muslim Identities in Southeast Asia”

5 November 2021, 9.30pm–12.30pm
Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
náměstí Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1

Islam is the religion with the largest number of believers in Southeast Asia, where Muslims make up 42 percent of the population. Their majority populations live in Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, but significant minorities can also be found in southern Thailand, the southern Philippines and other countries in the region. As a religion, Islam is characterized by enormous dynamism and influence on the culture, politics and overall character of local societies. The interaction of Muslim traditions with modernity, the connection of Islam with the political establishment, or the daily challenges of Muslims in a globalizing world will all be the topics of the international seminar Modern Muslim Identities in Southeast Asia, with presentations of anthropologists and orientalists from the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Hungary. The event is co-organized by the Platform for the Study of Southeast Asia of the Oriental Institute of the CAS and the Institute of Asian Studies of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, within the project Strategy AV21 Global Conflicts and Local Interactions.

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