The Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG)
The Muslim Heritage Awareness Group is a network of academics experts and public figures associated with FSTC who believe in its noble mission. There are groups in the UK, USA and Turkey which holds regular meetings, on pre-defined themes that guide and inform the subsequent work of FSTC.
The main functions of MHAG currently include:
1. Profile-building of Muslim heritage themes and FSTC content through:
- Lectures and seminars
- Peer Reviewing
- Brain storming
- Public Relations & Marketing
- Press packs
- Resource development
2. Gaining new material through:
- Inviting academics who have conducted or are conducting research into Muslim heritage and are connected with potential sponsors and young research scholars.
- Commissioning these experts to provide specialist consultancy, new material and editorial assistance for MuslimHertitage.com.
3. Building academic alliances and partnerships through:
- Developing and maintaining UK and international academic links.
- Building both online and offline strategic partnerships.
- Establishing university departments of Muslim heritage research.
- Recommending steps to improve the governance and organisation of FSTC.
Each MHAG meeting is on a different theme and usually comprises four presentations from experts, each of 20 minutes. This is followed by a business meeting including the special advisors.
Examples of recent meetings include:
- Muslim Heritage Awareness Group – US Meeting (16th March 2011, New York Hall of Science, USA)
- Proceedings of the Muslim Heritage Awareness Group Meeting (30th March 2011, Royal Society, UK)
- Second Muslim Heritage Awareness Network Turkey (MHANT) meeting, 18th April 2011
- Muslim Heritage Awareness Network Turkey (MHANT) is established, 1st October 2010
- Social Media, Royal Society, London, 24th March 2009
- The Environment and Muslim Heritage, Royal Society, London, 14th July 2009
- Curriculum Enrichment for the Common Era (CE4CE), Royal Society, London, 30th September 2009.
Click here to see photos of this MHAG meeting and read further coverage of MHAG meetings in the Muslim Heritage Newsletter.