Professorship of Contemporary Islamic Studies

Subject Area: Contemporary Islamic Studies
Chair: Professor Mark Smith - Chair of Faculty Board
Administrator: TBA

Previous Awards:

  • Professorship in Contemporary Islamic Studies only

Regulation

§ 150. His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Professor in Contemporary Islamic Studies

[Made by Council on 16 October 2008]

1. The benefaction from The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development which comprises £2,390,000, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be used to establish and maintain a new and permanent Professorship in Contemporary Islamic Studies, under the aegis of the Faculty of Oriental Studies to be known as the His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Professorship in Contemporary Islamic Studies.

2. The University shall retain all of the benefaction as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of this benefaction towards the support of this Professorship.

3. The His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Professorship in Contemporary Islamic studies shall lecture and give instruction in contemporary Islamic studies and thought.

4. The application of the income from the administration of the Fund held on behalf of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, shall be the responsibility of a Board of Management comprising:

(1) the Chairman of the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies (Chair of Board of Management);

(2) the HH Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Professor in Contemporary Islamic Studies;

(3), (4) two members appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

5. The Professorship shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or his representative;

(2) the head of the college to which the Professorship is to be allocated by Council;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college to which the Professorship is to be allocated by Council;

(4) the Director of the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College;

(5), (6) two persons appointed by Council;

(7) the Head of the Humanities Division, or his or her nominee;

(8), (9) two persons appointed by the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

6. The Professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations, which are applicable to the Professorship.

7. Regulations 1 and 2 shall be deemed as Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

8. Regulations 4–7 may be amended by Council.

Standing Order

(49) Professorship of Contemporary Islamic Studies (BC007)

The first call on the fund shall be the appointment of a Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies. Any such part of the endowment that is not required to meet the costs of the Chair shall be applied to the promotion of the study of Islamic Art and Architecture in accordance with Statutes by the Board of Management for the fund, which shall comprise:

(1) the Chairman of the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies (Chair of Board of Management);

(2) the HH Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Professor in Contemporary Islamic Studies;

(3) and (4) two members appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, appointed for three years in the first instance, renewable thereafter.

The committee shall be empowered to make grants of up to £600 provided that such grants are reported to the next meeting of the faculty board. For grants of over £600 the committee shall submit recommendations for the faculty board’s approval.

Committee Members

  • Professor Mark Smith
  • Professor Tariq Ramadan
  • Professor Eugene Rogan
OS No. 49 SOF BC007 Index II/35/15