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Online symposium: Muslims in Korea – Past, Present and Future

Details of the below conference just arrived in my inbox – organised by SOAS Centre of Islamic Studies in collaboration with Salam Nuri, an Islamic NGO based in Korea.

Muslims in Korea – Past, Present and Future

Sunday 6 June 2021, 9am UK time (5pm Korea time)
Online | Register via SOAS website

Korea Muslim symposium

Conference Schedule

9.00-9.20 Welcome

9.20-10.50: History & International Relations

  • Korea in Medieval Islamic Cartography Korea | Jinhan Jeong (Dankook University)
  • Gulf Relations within the Changing Global Order | Kangsuk Kim (Dankook University)
  • Discussants: Malaka Shwaikh (St Andrews University), Yossef Rapoport (Queen Mary University of London)

10.50-11.00: Break

11.00-12.20: Migration. Identity and Belonging

  • Shifting Sense of Belonging among Korean Women with Migrant Husbands | Yoonkyung Kwak (Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs)
  • Stereotyping Halal Food and Eating Halal Food in the South Korean Context | Nur Yasar (Hanyang University)
  • Discussants: Amina Yaqin (SOAS University of London), Fatima Rajina (DeMontford University)

12.20-12.30 Break

12.30-1.50: Media & Community Representation

  • Racism against the Muslim Community in Korea: Exploring the Daegu Mosque Construction Case | Hyesil Jeong (Coalition for Anti-Discrimination Legislation)
  • ‘Dangerous Muslim Men: Framings of Yemeni Refugees in Korea | Farrah Sheikh (SOAS University of London)
  • Discussant: Soochul Kim (Konkuk University)

1.50-2.00 Closing Remarks

Curated By Dr Farrah Sheikh


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