Islam and politics in South and Southeast Asia post-1945

Course Dates: 09/06/22 - 07/07/22
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Location: Online
Islam has long history in South and Southeast Asia and has remained a powerful influence in social and political spheres in the region following decolonisation. Join this course to learn how Islam has shaped the political dynamics of key countries and actors in the region.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £44.00

Course Code: HPC106

Thu, day, 09 Jun - 07 Jul '22

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Historically, Islam has dominated the landscape of state and society in South and South East Asian region. With the advent of decolonisation, Islam remained a powerful influence in both the political and social aspects of the region. From Afghanistan to Indonesia, political Islam has emerged as a powerful force in contemporary issues. This short course aims to provide beginners with an understanding of Islam and its role in shaping and defining the political dynamics of the key countries and actors in the region.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- Islam and the Partition of India
- Pakistan and Islam
- Islam and Politics in Indonesia
- Afghanistan and the Taliban
- The Malaysian model.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- understand the political and social influence of Islam in South and Southeast Asia after 1945
- asses the broader regional changes from 1945
- identify differences across the countries covered
- contextualise contemporary developments and conflicts across South and Southeast Asia.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is introductiory and assumes no prior knowledge. As with most of our history and politics courses, curiosity and a willingness to explore the unknown is more important than any particular skills.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course will comprise of both lecture elements and discussion. You will not be expected to read alongside the course, but might find the suggested readings useful to explore the topics of the course on your own.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs, but you may wish to bring pen and paper, or the digital equivalent, for notetaking.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please explore our politics and history courses on our website.

Nomaan Hanif

Dr. Noman Hanif is a lecturer at Birkbeck with the department of politics. He specialises in global politics and international security with particular focus on the Middle East and Political Islam. He has a PhD in International relations from Royal Holloway, University of London. Dr. Hanif has taught at other universities including Kent, Royal Holloway and Exeter. Between 2009/10, he was visiting professor in global political Islam at the University of West Virginia, US.

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