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Islamic Cultures and Societies Research Unit

Sharjah seafront 2006, by Kunal Mukherjee, used with thanks under a Creative Commons license.

About us

The ICSRU is a trans-disciplinary research unit for all those at Aarhus University who are interested in Islamic cultures and societies, both in the Islamic world and transregionally. This means that the ICSRU also covers Islam and Muslims in the West, notably Europe and Denmark.

The area of interest of the ICSRU is defined in terms of a religion (Islam), but this does not mean that the ICSRU is only interested in the study of religion. There is a focus on the study of Islam, but there is also interest in the study of phenomena unrelated to religion, especially from the perspective of political science.

As well as a focus on the study of Islam, there is a focus on modern and contemporary phenomena, and on those that are transregional, but again this is not exclusive.

The central mission of the ICSRU is to provide a stimulating research milieu for both senior and junior researchers by promoting discussion and exchange. In addition, the ICSRU provides a forum for generating and carrying through group research projects. Finally, the ICSRU backs Aarhus University’s teaching, notably in the degree programs in Arab and Islamic Studies, but also in other relevant programs.

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News

Scholar of classical Islam joins AIS for six months

2014.12.08 | Staff

Thomas Würtz will be joining the Arab and Islamic Studies program for the first half of 2015.

Multi-Sited Sufism conference held in Istanbul

2014.10.24 | Conference

In late October 2014, a major conference on "Multi-Sited Sufism: Transmissions, Translations, Transcendence" was held in Istanbul.

Making European Muslims

2014.08.14 | Arts

New Routledge collection with contributions from six members of the ICSRU, Making European Muslims: Religious Socialization Among Young Muslims in Scandinavia and Western Europe

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