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CANCELLED: Public lecture by Prof. Abbas Amanat

This lecture has been cancelled We are happy to announce that Prof. Abbas Amanat from Yale University will present a lecture entitled “Tahereh Qorrat al-‘Ayn (1817-1852): A Messianic Proto-feminist’s Encounters with Modernity” on 7 October 2021 in Utrecht. Tahereh Qorrat al-ʿAyn was a poet, women’s right activist and key figure of the Iranian religious reform…

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International Conference: Sufism and the Body

International Conference, 12-13 September 2019, Utrecht University Venues: Sweelinckzaal Drift 21 and Stijlkamer Janskerkhof 13   Drawing on recent literature regarding sensation, embodiment, and the material turn in the study of religion, this conference assesses the role of the human body in Sufism. Sufism can often seem ambivalent with regard to the human body. Iconoclastic…

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Co-Sponsored event: NISIS Autumn School

During the Autumn School, keynote lectures will be given by Dr. Mona Abdel-Fadil (University of Oslo), Dr. Bettina Gräf (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Dr. Cornelis van Lit (Utrecht University), Mirjam Shatanawi MA (Stichting Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen) and Prof. Jo Van Steenbergen (Ghent University). The keynote speakers will chair panel sessions, during which PhD candidates and research…

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The Taste of Islam

International symposium, 6-7 June 2019, Utrecht University, Dpt. of Philosophy and Religious Studies Location: Academiegebouw, Domplein 29, 3512 JE Utrecht, Kanunnikenzaal Convened by the SENSIS project at Utrecht University   This symposium seeks to map out the spectrum of meanings related to Arab. and Pers. dhawq (‘taste, tasting’) in the cultural history of the Islamic world. In…

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Workshop: The senses in the Qur’an and in early Islam

International workshop: The senses in the Qur’an and in early Islam 26 October 2018, Utrecht University, Dpt. of Philosophy and Religious Studies Location: Janskerkhof 13, 3512 BL Utrecht, room 0.06 Convened by the SENSIS project at Utrecht University This workshop seeks to trace the Quran’s and early Muslims’ conceptualization of the senses and of sense…

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Academy Colloquium “Whither Islamicate Digital Humanities? Analytics, Tools, Corpora”

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ROYAL NETHERLANDS ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, AMSTERDAM (NLD), 13-15 DECEMBER 2018 Funded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences & the Netherlands eScience Center Hosted by the “Bridging the Gap” project, Utrecht University (NLD), and the Digital Islamic Humanities Project, Brown University (RI, USA) Keynotes: Elias Muhanna and Eric Atwell…

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Workshop on Digital Humanities in Islamic and Arabic Studies

During a two-day workshop Digital Humanities at Utrecht University on 31 November and 1 December 2017, Maxim Romanov introduced a set of tools and methods for computational analysis and distant reading of Arabic texts. The participants were introduced to the use of regular expressions in working with digital texts, to the OpenITI project, OpenITI mARkdown…

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