Select conference and seminar presentations

Blue Nebula

Fluid Science & Religion Boundaries Amongst Muslim Physicians and Medical Students
Workshop on Science & Religion – Exploring the Spectrum, York University, Toronto, Canada, May 26-28, 2015

Islamic Creationism in Europe: Biological Evolution in the Service of ‘Clash of Civilization’ Narrative
Invited talk at McGill Centre for Islam and Science (MCIS), McGill University, Montreal, Canada, March 27, 2015

Muslims and Evolution: Reception of Biological Evolution Amongst Muslim Physicians and Medical Students in Six Countries
As part of a panel at the annual meeting of Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Indianapolis, Indiana, October 31, 2014.

Overcoming Identity Protection: Understanding the context of evolution rejection amongst Muslim minorities in Europe and lessons for science communication
Annenberg Science of Science Communication Conference, The Annenberg Public Policy Center, UPenn, PA, October 16, 2014.

Evolution, Islam and Identity: The Reception of biological evolution in Malaysia and Pakistan
As part of a panel at the annual meeting of Middle East Studies Association (MESA), New Orleans, LA, October 13, 2013.

Making sense of the rise of Islamic Creationism in UK
A seminar talk at the Philosophy Department and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds, UK, June 27, 2012.

Why is Islamic Creationism Spreading in Europe?
A public talk at Ghent University, Belgium, November 19, 2011.

Muslims, Modernity, and Science: Lessons from contemporary debates over evolutionary biology
As part of a panel on Belief and Modernity: Behaviours and Intellectual Traditions, as part of the Belief in Dialogue Symposium, organized jointly by the British Academy and the British Council, London, England, March 29, 2011.

Navigating Modernity: Science, Islam, and Global Media
As part of a panel on Global Media, Global Perspectives, sponsored by the Global Studies Initiative at Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, February 26, 2011.

The Acceptance of Evolution in the Muslim World – The Glass half-full version
As part of a panel on The Challenge of Teaching Evolution in the Islamic World at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington, D.C., February 18, 2011.

Islamic Creationism in Europe
As part of a panel on Creationism in Europe at the annual meeting of Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Baltimore, Maryland, October 29, 2010.

Muslim Responses to Darwinism in South Asia 1859-2009
Religious Responses to Darwinism 1859-2009 conference at Oxford University, UK, July 15-18, 2009.

Muslim Perspectives on Evolution and Science & Religion
McGill Symposium on Islam & Evolution, Montreal, Canada, March 30-31, 2009 [watch the webcast here (you may need additional software to view the talk.)]

The Debate over Darwin and Evolution in the Contemporary Islamic World
Darwin’s Reach conference
at Hofstra University, NY, March 13, 2009.

Colliding cosmologies on top of Mauna Kea
Invited talk at Yale University, New Haven, November 13, 2008.

The impact of creationist documentaries in the Muslim world
Conference presentation on a panel on Darwin and the evolution-Intelligent Design aftermath, as part of Film & History conference on Film and Science: Fiction, Documentaries and Beyond, Chicago, Oct 30-Nov 2, 2008.

Bracing for Creationism in the Islamic World
Invited talk at Creighton University, Omaha, September 30, 2008.

Darwin versus gods from outer space
Hameed, S. 2008, A presentation as part of UMass Interdisciplinary Seminar in Humanities and Arts (ISHA) on the theme of Other Worlds.

Attitude towards science and the rise of creationism in contemporary Islamic world
Hameed, S. 2007, The Annual History of Science Conference – Science & Religion: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Lancaster University, Jul 23-26.

Confronting Paranormal Beliefs in a Short Course on Critical Thinking
Hameed, S., Robinson, G. M. and Moulton, J. 2004, Cosmos in the Classroom Workshop held at Tufts University, Cambridge, MA, July 15-18, 2004.

H-alpha and Far-infrared Correlation in Early-type Spirals
Hameed, S., Devereux, N. 2004, American Astronomical Society Meeting 203, BAAS 116.13.

STARFORM Survey: HII Region Luminosity Functions in Nearby Spirals
Hameed, S., Thilker, D., Walterbos, R., Devereux, N., Hoopes. C., Kenney, J. 2002, American Astronomical Society Meeting 200, BAAS 43.02.

Properties of Star Forming Regions in Early-type Spiral Galaxies
Hameed, S., Thilker, D. and Devereux, N. 2001, in Galaxy Disks and Disk Galaxies, Edited by Funes and Maria; Astronomical Society of Pacific Conference Series, vol. 230, p. 315.

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