Condensing a whole doctoral research project into THREE minutes – is that even possible? Yes, it is! Rukayyah Reichling, our Early Stage Researcher from the University of Amsterdam, dared to face that challenge and was very successful! Her pitch was selected among the top 3 of the Faculty of Humanities. Here is her 3 min pitch: Congratulations Rukayyah! #MIDA #DigitalAge #3MTthesis #outreach #UniversityofAmsterdam #UvA #film #photography #colonialperiod #hajj #Mecca #pilgrima
Mohamed El-Moursi is one of our Early-Stage Researchers from the MIDA project. His research focuses on the character and self-description of Abd Allāh B. Buluggīn, the last Zirid ruler of Granada, in his book al-Tibyān. Recently, Mohamed has finished his online secondment with our partner BRILL, a leading academic publishing house in the field of Islamic Studies based in the Netherlands. In the framework of this internship, Mohamed explored different sectors at BRILL, carried
Each week we introduce one of the keynote speakers for the ENIS/MIDA Summer School “Spoken Images of/in Islam,” which takes place from 5-9 July 2021. Christian Junge is a lecturer and researcher in the field of modern Arabic literature and culture at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS), Marburg (Germany) since 2015. He studied Comparative Literature and Arabic Studies in Berlin, Paris and Cairo.
He is fellow of the Arab German Young Academy, co-director of
Each week we introduce one of the keynote speakers for the ENIS/MIDA Summer School “Spoken Images of/in Islam,” which takes place from 5-9 July 2021. Today we would like to introduce Dr. Carmen Pérez González, Bergische Universität Wuppertal. Pérez González did her doctorate on „A Comparative Visual Analysis of Nineteenth Century Iranian Portrait Photography and Persian Painting“. Recently she was working on Iranian Poems: „Written Images: Poems On Early Iranian Portrait Stud
Each week we introduce one of the keynote speakers for the ENIS/MIDA Summer School “Spoken Images of/in Islam,” which takes place from 5-9 July 2021. Dr. Ali Sonay works at the Institute for Islamic Studies and Modern Oriental Philology at the University of Bern. His research interests are media systems in Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey, Technological change and the societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region), Social movements in the MENA region, Modern history o
Each week we introduce one of the keynote speakers for the ENIS/MIDA Summer School “Spoken Images of/in Islam,” which takes place from 5-9 July 2021. Dr. Berfin Emre Cetin is Senior Lecturer in the Communications and Media programme at London College of Communication (LCC). Berfin has completed her PhD at the University of Essex in the Department of Sociology in 2013. Her PhD explored the representation of nationalism and masculinity in a popular long running Turkish TV se
In the next seminar organized by the Amsterdam Centre for Urban History, our ESR Rukayyah Reichling will present us with her ongoing research about Mecca. Drawing on visual material from the late Dutch colonial period, she will in her paper uncover the colonial gaze that was directed towards the most holy city of Islam. When?
18 March 2021 3.30-5 p.m. Where? On ZOOM All are welcome to attend! More information and registration here. #Mecca #hajj #UrbanHistory #HistoricalPhotog
We are happy to present the next keynote speaker for the ENIS/MIDA Summer School “Spoken Images of/in Islam,” Prof. Edhem Eldem (Boğaziçi University and Collège de France). He will give a lecture on “The Ottoman trial with Western images, symbols, and texts.”
Edhem Eldem is a professor at the Department of History of Boğaziçi University and holds the International Chair of Turkish and Ottoman History at the Collège de France. He has taught at Berkeley, Harvard, Columbia, EHES
This interview was published as part of a podcast series on Standplaats Wereld (www.standplaatswereld.nl), an anthropology blog created by the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The host of the Standplaats Wereld podcast, Puck de Boer, talks with Aleeha Ali, a PhD candidate and MIDA early career researcher. Their conversation touches upon: - Aleeha's PhD research amongst Shi'a Muslims in Europe, religious practices and digitization
It is with great pleasure and honor that I announce my participation at the Third International Conference on Mosque Architecture (ICMA), which theme is « Mosque : Building Crosses Cultures », due to be held in Sarajevo between the 6th and 9th of September 2021. The conference is organized jointly by the Abdullatif Alfozan Award for Mosque Architecture and the University of Sarajevo.
In the scope of the conference, I replied to a call for paper launched in November 2020, and
We say Goodbye to 2020 by presenting you the last MIDA film for this year. Our ESR Mustafa Colak´s presentation about his research topic aims to explain the social, economic, and political dimensions of Ottoman-themed state-sponsored TV series broadcasted by the Turkish state channel. He specifically focused on the two most popular TV serials "Diriliş Ertuğrul" and "Payitaht Abdulhamid." Enjoy the holidays and we will see you in 2021! #summerschool #ottoman #statesponsoredtv
Interview with Elaheh Habibi, our MIDA Ph.D. fellow about her selected film "About Love on a Small Island" at Athens Ethnographic Film Festival. In this short interview, she talks about her previous work at the University of Manchester, as well as her current Ph.D. research and the difficulty she faced over the global pandemic. This film was awarded as the best student film of the year in anthropology at the American Anthropological Association Annual meeting 2019, as well as
Workshop: Visual and Material Mediation of Islam in the Digital Age, 4th Congress of Studies on the Middle East and Muslim Worlds- 28-30 June 2021-Aix-en-Provence. Convenor: Ph.D candidate Elaheh Habibi (CNRS, Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris 1) Co-convenor: Ph.D candidate Robin Cognée (University of Sarajevo/INALCO, Paris) Discussant: prof. dr. Thijl Sunier (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam) Those interested in participating in the workshop and presenting a paper should submit a title
We are happy to present the next exciting topic and film of our ESR Justin Benavidez. His research focusses on the history of knowledge through the writings of Muhammad al-Qurtubi, from the city of Cordoba. The writings of al-Qurtubi (d. 1273), in particular his commentary of the Qur'an, offer insight into the ways in which ideas about religious knowledge were read, shared, and integrated into mainstream Islamic thought. Enjoy Justin´s academic storytelling! #summer_school #d
2020 has been extraordinary in many ways – also for Muslim pilgrims as this year’s hajj was cancelled for most of them. Epidemic outbreaks are, of course, nothing new in history. How then did hajj organizers deal with these risks in the past? Our MIDA researcher Rukayyah Reichling had a closer look at the first documentary about the pilgrimage to Mecca. Based on this valuable film material from the 1920s, Rukayyah sheds light on the health measurements undertaken by the colon
We finish this week strong by presenting you the great film of our ESR Mounir Saifi. His presentation at the MIDA 2020 summer school discusses an online article that denies the Muslim conquest of Spain around 711. Mounir tries to understand how this counter-narrative of al-Andalus, or Spain under Muslim rule, is used to claim identity space for "Self" by a female author and (a)religious minority member within the Arab world. Enjoy his work and have a nice weekend! #itn_mida #
Good morning! We are happy to start this week with the great film of Mahdieh Tavakol. Mahdiehs research is focused on the library of Baha al-Din Muhammad al-Amili (1547-1621 CE), the great Jabal Amili scholar in Safavid Persia. Her video is a brief overview of her work and the way she is trying to reconstruct this historical library whose manuscripts are now scattered around the globe. Exciting film and research, Mahdieh! #itn_mida #wisskomm #IslamAndScience #digitalage #scic
We are getting closer to the weekend with the interesting and well done film of our ESR Rayane Al-Rammal. Her #research tackles the artistic renaissance that took place during the recent and ongoing Lebanese uprisings (October 2019 - ). Rayane is asking: How are digital artivistic forms of self-expression inspired by the revolution? And how do they circulate online? Enjoy Rayane's (directing) work and have a nice weekend. Your MIDA Team #itn_mida #wisskomm #IslamAndScience #d
We are happy to present the next exciting film and topic to you, realized and directed by our ESR Robin Cognée. For his #phd he focuses on #mosque history, #architecture and #scripture in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In his film he discusses this question: How has the #IslamicCommunity of Bosnia and Herzegovina been using Internet and new online tools in order to cope with the #digitalera? Enjoy this nice film and have a good rest of the week! #wisskomm #IslamAndScience #digitalag
Good Monday everybody! We are starting this week by presenting another entertaining video of our Early Stage Researchers. Aleeha Zahra´s work is about digitization and how religious experiences can unfold within it. She is asking i.e.: How can religious authority manifest on popular social media platforms like #YouTube? This film is a short introduction, scraping the surface of her #ethnographic research project. Great job, Aleeha! #itn_mida #wisskomm #IslamAndScience #digita