The MIDA project is to train 15 creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative researchers in social and human sciences through an interdisciplinary research programme, whose main objectives are to understand the tremendous influence that digitisation and technological innovations have on Islam.
UNDERSTANDING THE INFLUENCE OF DIGITISATION ON ISLAM >
The MIDA project aims at exploring and mapping such fields and bringing together researchers from different disciplinary traditions, which is one of the major challenges of modern social and human sciences, and one that is currently addressed by a wealth of constantly improving techniques developed in the field of digital humanities. Not only has digitisation seriously impacted Islam as a research field and the issues raised, but the effect and implications of the subsequent processes also require capacity building and the training of a new generation of professionals able to work in settings where the digitisation of Islam is particularly present.
INVOLVING NON-ACADEMIC PARTNERS >
The MIDA project deeply involves non-academic actors to expand professional opportunities for the PhD students. These non-academic partners will provide scientific, technical, and communicational trainings, in order to produce new theoretical and practical knowledge on issues associated (rightly or wrongly) with Islam.
FOSTERING RESEARCH ON ISLAM >
The MIDA project is resolutely inter-sectoral, interdisciplinary and international. It is to foster research on Islam, and even expect to have a major impact on European policy and society. With Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions’ help, our emerging international network is structuring itself to become an essential actor in European innovative research in the field of Islamic studies.
This project has received the European union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement N°813547.