International Summer Programme
MUSIC, ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN MUSLIM CONTEXTS
1-7 July, 2013
The 2013 Summer Programme will run from 1-7 July in London. This year's theme focuses on art, architecture and music in Muslim societies and cultures. Please check the Programme Information page for updates and more information!
The Summer Programme 2013 offers an opportunity to explore the rich historical and contemporary diversities within Muslim societies and cultures.
The Programme is jointly organised by the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations and the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (Simon Fraser University). It is designed as a comprehensive and unbiased introduction to the various facets of the heritage and contemporary experiences of Muslim peoples.
Instructional modules are taught by internationally renowned academics and cover topics such as Swahili music, Islamic art and modernity, fortifications in Egypt and poetry. To complement the classroom sessions, the Programme will feature a range of cultural activities such as visits to museums and other important institutions along with hands-on music workshops.
This year’s programme will be divided between two days of foundational groundwork, three days of thematic sessions and a weekend for cultural events and to explore relevant sites in London.
Please note that the programme content is subject to change.
Duration & Programme
The International Summer Programme has been held every year since 2008, alternating between the campuses of the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (Simon Fraser University) in Vancouver, and the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (Aga Khan University) in London.
The 2013 International Summer Programme will be hosted by the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London.
Who Should Attend?
Teachers, journalists, lawyers, NGO professionals, administrators, business people, doctors, politicians, students, and those who work in multicultural settings or have an interest in exploring the full range of Muslim cultures.
Applicants must be 18 years or older at the time of the Programme.
Concession £375 students, seniors, unemployed and AKDN members
Proof of status is required for all individuals who apply for concessionary rates, and must be submitted prior to confirmation of admission to the course.
Past participants can also register for the concessionary fee.
The tuition fee includes all modules, extra-curricular activities and refreshments.
Participants are responsible for their own accommodation, travel to and from the venue, visa costs, textbooks, and meals.
Complete the Online Application Form on this page.
Application deadline is 30 May, 2013.
Applicants requiring a VISA are encouraged to apply by 1 March, 2013.
Spaces are limited and you are encouraged to apply early.
Certificate of Completion
Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion jointly by the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations and the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures if you have attended 80% or more of the programme.
Please feel free to browse our website to learn more about the International Summer Programme organisers, faculty, and our past programmes, as well as to view photos and comments of previous participants.
Ms Anne Czambor
Professional Programmes Unit