Prof. Ross Dunn

San Diego State University. USA

Ross E. Dunn is Professor Emeritus of History at San Diego State University, where he taught African, Islamic, and world history. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Dr. Sebastian Prange

The University of British Colombia, Canada

Sebastian R. Prange is Assistant Professor of South Asian History at the University of British Columbia. He researches the organization and trans-oceanic exchanges of Muslim trade networks in the pre-modern Indian Ocean, with a special focus on South India. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Dr. Morgan Davis

Maxwell Institute, BYU, USA

D. Morgan Davis is an assistant research professor at Brigham Young University’s Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. He holds a PhD (2005) in Arabic and Islamic studies from the University of Utah, an MA in history from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BA in Near Eastern Studies from Brigham Young University. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Prof. Scott Kugle

Emori University, USA

Scott Kugle is a Professor of Islamic and South Asian Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, USA. His research focuses on Sufism, Islamic devotional literature and music, and on gender studies. He has lived and taught for many years in Hyderabad, India. His research languages are Arabic, Persian and Urdu, and he has published seven books and many articles. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Prof. Marco Ventura

University of Siena, Italy

Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences, University of Parma. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Prof. Mehrdad Shokooy

Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Urban Studies, The University of Greenwich

Born in Tehran, Mehrdad Shokoohy studied architecture at the National University of Iran. While Head of the Architectural Department of the Centre for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, his architectural projects included libraries and cultural centres in Iran. He also designed institutional buildings and private houses. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Prof. Baharul Islam

Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla

Prof K M Baharul Islam has been teaching and researching in the area of Interfaith Dialogue, Transitional Justice, Law, Education and ICT for Development for more than two decades. He is the Professor and Chairperson of Communications area at Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur and presently working as a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Dr. Natalie Honoria Shokoohy

United Kingdom

She completed her MA thesis: “The development of architectural design in the early Islamic Architecture of India (12th-13th century)” at the Royal College of Art (1986) and her Doctoral Thesis entitled “Auhadi and Lodi Architecture of Bayana, Rajasthan (1400-1526)” at London Metropolitan University (2005) Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Prof. Nasr Arif

Zayed University and Cairo University, Egypt

At present; Professor of Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt. Advisor to the Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, UAE. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Shaojin Chai

Ministry of Culture, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Shaojin Chai was born in Northwest China and attended college in Beijing before he got his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, USA. He is currently a senior research fellow in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development in UAE. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Dr. Zhang Yuanpeng

Director, Institute of World Economy, China

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Dr. Edward Iron

Director, The Honkong Institute for Culture, Commerece and Religion

Prof. Arshad Islam

IIUM, Malaysia

Dr. Arshad Islam, Associate Professor, holds B.Sc. and M. A. degrees from Gorakhpur University, and M. Phil. and Ph.D. from Aligarh Muslim University, India. He joined International Islamic University Malaysia in 1991 and has since taught courses in Southeast Asian history, Indian history, History of Science, Islamic History and Civilization, Rise and fall of Civilizations, and Central Asian history. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Prof. Ahmed Al Abadi


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Prof. Baigui

Department of History, Beijing, China

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Khoundkar Alamgir

Dhaka University, Bangladesh

Khoundkar Alamgir is a teacher of Islamic History and Culture, National University Bangladesh. He earned his doctorate in Islamic Art and Archaeology. He is a former officer of the Department of Archaeology, Government of Bangladesh. After twenty three years of research and office administration he made a switch to the National University. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Mahmood Kooria

Leiden University, the Netherlands

Mahmood Kooria is a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the Leiden University, the Netherlands. Earlier he was a joint research fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) and African Studies Centre (ASC), Leiden. With Michael N. Pearson he has edited Malabar in the Indian Ocean World: Cosmopolitanism in a Maritime Historical Region (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018). Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Ophira Gamliel

Theology and Religious Studies, University of Glasgow

Ophira Gamliel is a lecturer of South Asian Religions at the University of Glasgow in the UK. She was a post-doctoral researcher in the ERC-funded project on Eastern Jewish-Christian relations in premodern Asia and Africa ( at the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio