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Islamic Thought: Foundations, institutions and societies 

From February 26, 2021 until June 25, 2021

The call for papers for this International Congress to pay homage to the memory of Professor Miguel Cruz Hernández will remain open until June 25.

The congress, which will take place on September 24 and 25 in Alcalá la Real (Jaén), came about to pay tribute to Miguel Cruz Hernández (1920-2020), the great specialist in Islamic thought, and in particular thought in Al-Andalus, as well as authoring a major work on the history of Al-Andalus. Born in Malaga, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Letters at the University of Granada, and in 1946 he defended his doctoral thesis in the old Salón de Grados event hall on Calle San Bernardo, which was known at the University of Madrid at the time. His academic life was spent in Salamanca and, over the last decades of his career, at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). His work and undertakings are international in scope and renown.

Following his death, a group of his colleagues agreed to form a Commission last spring, with the goal of organizing a Congress in his honor, as well as a putting out a publication. 
The congress has been organized with the cooperation of the University of Salamanca, the University of Cordoba (UCO), the University of Granada, the UAM’s Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, the Universidad Complutense de Madrid’s Department of Philosophy and Society, Casa Árabe, the Medieval Philosophy Society, the Toral-Sorel Foundation and Association, the Andalusian Academy of History and the City Council of Alcalá la Real. 

The congress will be divided into three sections, and those who wish to submit papers for consideration must specify which: 
1. Life and work of Professor Miguel Cruz Hernández. 
2. Islamic thought - in all its scope, breadth and variety, heeding its foundations, institutions and social contexts, and referring to both past and present. 
3. Transmitting and receiving knowledge from Arab sources. 

The submissions must be no longer than 6,000 words and must contain the following: 
- Title -Abstract (no more than 400 words) 
- Key words (5 keywords) 
- The paper must be sent in accordance with the proposed publication standards to the following e-mail address: 
- Deadline for sending in submissions: June 25.

For logistical matters and questions, please contact: Francisco Toro

Pedro Mantas España, full professor, UCO (
Pedro Martínez Montávez, professor emeritus and former rector, UAM. 
Josep Puig Montada, professor emeritus, UCM (
Rafael Ramón Guerrero, professor emeritus, UCM (
Carmen Ruiz Bravo-Villasante, retired department chair, UAM

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