This special issue deals with the manifold process of authority-making among Muslims in Europe. The authors show that Islamic authority is much more than a theological qualification commonly attributed to Islamic scholars. It is a socially and politically embedded and contested qualification that must be confirmed continuously. For example, the recurrent discussions across Europe about visiting preachers and their possible influence on young Muslims, is ultimately a discussio
Mohamed El-Moursi works on the memoirs of ʻAbd Allāh B. Buluggīn. Buluggīn’s book ‘al-Tibyān’ documents history of Granada from the perspective of the exiled ruler Buluggīn, in the end of the 11th century. He wrote "Al-Tibyan an al-haditha al-kaina bi-dawlat Bani Ziri fi Gharnata" (An Expositon of the Downfall of the Zirid Dynasty in Granada) in his exile in Morocco. For more information about Mohamed El-Moursi and his research, click here: https://www.itn-mida.org/esr1-moham
We proudly announce the latest article by Aleeha Zahra Ali "Conjuring Karbala Online and Offline - Experiences of the ‘Authentic’ in Shiʾa majalis" in: Journal of Muslims in Europe. It is an in-depth exploration of the Shi'a ritual and the shift of authentication. More Information about Aleeha Zahra Ali and her research: https://www.itn-mida.org/copy-of-esr-10 #shia #majalis #Karbala #online #offline #muslim #islam #BRILL #muslimsinEurope #media #MSCA #H2020 #ITN_MIDA #MIDA
Eleonora Landucci works on Hybrid voices of Political Islam: Net-hnographies of Politico-Religious Movements in contemporary Morroco. More Information about the anthropologist Eleonora Landucci and her research: https://www.itn-mida.org/esr4-eleonora-landucci #media #MSCA #H2020 #itn_mida #MIDA #HISTORY #anthropology #islam #morocco #politicalislam #religion @MSCActions @EU_H2020 @EUScienceInnov
Rukayyah Reichling works on Media and the Hajj. In her MIDA project she focuses on the capturing of Mecca by Dutchmen. Reichling takes a look at the transition of painting, photographs and films. More Information about Rukayyah and her research, here: https://www.itn-mida.org/esr13-rukayyah-reichling #mecca #Photography #media #MSCA #H2020 #hajj #dutch #ITN_MIDA #MIDA #FILMS #HISTORY #anthropology #colonialism #orientalism @MSCActions @EU_H2020 @EUScienceInnov
Mahdieh Tavakol works on "Books from the library of Bahāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad al-ʿĀmilī (953-1030/1547-1621), from carriers of knowledge to cultural assets". More Information about Mahdieh Tavakol and her research here: https://www.itn-mida.org/esr8-mahdieh-tavakol #manuscripts #history #islam #islamic #H2020 #MSCA #ITN_MIDA #BOOKS #FUBERLIN #MEDIA
Early Stage Researcher Elaheh Habibi works on War Photography in Iran. Her project title "Visual Battlefield: Past Inspirations and Current Revisions of War Photography in Iran (1980-present)" promises a fascinating insight of discourses about Iranian media. Elaheh Habibi is an anthropologist and an Iranian film maker herself. She won several awards with her documentary About Love on a Small Island. More Information about Elaheh Habibi and her work you find here: https://www.
Mohamed El-Moursi is an Early Stage Researcher (ESR), working at EHESS in Paris. His research focuses on Kitāb al-Tibyān or The Memoir of ʿAbd Allāh ibn Buluggīn (1073-1090), the last Zirid ruler of the Taifa of Granada. The film documents his research life in the French capital and reflects the importance of offline meetings these days. Mohamed met his colleagues during the "MIDA Networkwide Activities Week" in Paris, September 2021. More Films and Information about El
We met in Paris in September to hold workshops, initiate and continue discussions and maintain the MIDA network. The encounter was important because even a digitization project also needs offline moments from time to time. The film asks the young researchers how they felt about the first half of the project, what went well, what went wrong and how should it go on? #itn_mida #itn #MSCA #h2020 #academictwitter #wisskomm #islam #digitization #digitalisation #project
ENIS/NISIS-MIDA Spring School Indonesia 2022 21-27 March 2022 Postponed to 20th – 25th JUNE Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Deadline : November 1st, 2021 The international Spring School “Mobility and mobilisation in Islamic societies” is co-organised by the European Network for Islamic Studies (ENIS), formed by the European Research Program “Mediating Islam in the Digital Age” (MIDA) and the Netherlands Interuniversity School of Islamic S
We are happy to announce the most recent publication of Rukayyah Reichling, one of our Early Stage Researchers based in Amsterdam: "A view on a forbidden city: The first documentary about the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca." In her article, Rukayyah tells us the remarkable story of George Krugers (1890-1964), the first cameraman to produce a full-fledged documentary about the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. Supported by colonial institutions as well as his personal network, Krugers a
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
Hayat Douhan works on diasporic Islam among Moroccan Muslims in Germany. Her main question is how the digitization influences the religious practices. You can fin more information here: https://www.itn-mida.org/esr10-hayat-douhan #itn_mida #h2020 #msca #islam #digitization #rituals #digital
For a decade, TRT (Turkish state broadcaster) has been increasingly producing TV series about Ottoman history. One of the most popular historical drama is "Payitaht: Abdülhamid," which focuses on the final decade of Sultan Abdülhamid II's reign (r.1876-1909). TV series portrayed the sultan as an ideal and just ruler and striving to defend the interests of the Ottoman Empire against domestic and foreign threats as a matter of survival. The drama's plot develops as the Sultan
"Islamophobia or Liberty of Expression: How the Image of Islam is Debated on Social Media" Aydin Zeynep works on how we talk about Islam online. More information about Zeynep's research: https://www.itn-mida.org/esr14-zeynep-aydin #itn_mida #islam #socialmedia #h2020 #msca #islamophobia #image #hate
WORKSHOP: The Popular Outreach of Turkish TV Series (6-10 December 2021) "The Turkish dizi (television series) has yielded a highly profitable industry that, under the influence of Turkey’s “authoritarian turn”, has also developed into an effective tool for exerting political soft power at home and in the world.
This workshop aims to investigate the socio-political impact of Turkish television series on a national level, as well as its outreach to the international worl
What is the experience of the majlis sermon online and offline? How is it different and similar for both practitioners, & for the ethnographer? Aleeha Ali's research deals with religious rituals and the influence of digitization. For more information, click here #itn_mida #h2020 #MSCA #majlis #islam #anthropology #digitization #offline #ritual #islamicstudies
MIDA celebrates together with the European Union! Explore our events and activities and learn more. Check out the virtual space and try to find the cinema (Photo) in the Commission Headquarters! LINK: https://europeday.europa.eu/index_en Directly to the virtual space: https://discovr-360.eu/europeday2021/ #MSCA #H2020 #itn_mida #europeday
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