Wednesday, July 25, 2012

CFP: “The Development of Islamic Finance”

The European Association for Banking and Financial History (EABH) and the School of Economics and Business at the University of Sarajevo announce a workshop on "Business in between Cultures: The Development of Islamic Finance." The meeting will take place on November 15-16, 2012, in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina.
   According to the call for papers,
The rise of Islamic finance in modern financial markets offers an alternative vision for economic affairs, premised on the ethics and value system of classical Islamic law. Despite the seeming incongruity between modern financial markets and classical religious law, Islamic finance is largely seen as a viable and successful financial industry. Evidence of this success can be seen in the industry’s representation in over 105 jurisdictions across the globe, ranging from the Arab Gulf states to Malaysia and even into countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg, and Bosnia, among many others. . . . This conference aims to reflect on the development of Islamic finance by bringing together academics and practitioners to examine the financial, economic and legal aspects of modern Islamic finance.
Those interested should send abstracts no later than August 15, 2012, to info@bankinghistory.de. Please consult the full call for papers for additional details.