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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

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

New assistant professor appointed in Arab and Islamic Studies

2014.07.28 | People

Elvire Corboz, specialist in contemporary Shi‘i Islam, has been appointed to a three-year assistant professorship in the Department of Culture and Society to teach in the Arab and Islamic Studies program.

Emily Cochran Bech

New postdoc project on group-based political messages, gender, and ethnic minorities

2014.05.20 | Grant

The Danish Council for Independent Research has funded a postdoctoral project investigating the question “Do Group Politics Only Matter for Men?,” to be carried out by Emily Cochran Bech at the department of Political Science and Government.

Events

Tue 07 Oct
13:15-15:00 | Bygn. 1441, lok. 010
Anders Breivik and The Rise of Islamophobia
Et foredrag af Sindre Bangstad, Oslo Universitet
Thu 20 Nov
14:15-16:00 | Nobelparken, 1467-316
Religious authority in Shi'i Islam
ICSRU workshop with Elvire Corboz and Thomas Thomas Brandt Fibiger.
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