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2014.12.08 | Staff

Scholar of classical Islam joins AIS for six months

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

2014.10.24 | Conference

Multi-Sited Sufism conference held in Istanbul

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

2014.08.14 | Arts

Making European Muslims

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

2014.07.28 | People

New assistant professor appointed in Arab and Islamic Studies

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

2014.05.20 | Grant

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

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.

2013.10.03 | Religion and theology

New project on Contagion, Purification, and Protection among Salafi Muslims in Egypt

The Danish research council has funded a postdoctoral project on "Illnesses of the Muslim Heart: Contagion, Purification, and Protection among Salafi Muslims in Egypt," to be carried out by Christian Suhr Nielsen.

Leonardo Schiocchet

2013.09.27 | Research

ICSRU welcomes Brazilian guest researcher

The ICSRU welcomes Leonardo Schiocchet, who is working in Aarhus on "A Nation Without a Motherland: (Trans)nationalism, Refuge and Social Belonging among Palestinian Refugees in the Middle East, Brazil and Europe."

2013.08.02 | PhD defence, Society and politics, Religion and theology

"Descending with Angels" completed

Christian Suhr's PhD dissertation "Descending with Angels: The Invisible in Danish Psychiatry and Islamic Exorcism" was successfully defended on July 3, 2013. Suhr now moves on to illnesses of the heart.

2013.06.13 | Religion and theology, Arts, Staff

Thomas Hoffman appointed professor at Copenhagen

After four years at Aarhus and in the ICSRU, Thomas Hoffman has been appointed to a professorship in Quranic Studies at the faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen.

2013.05.03 | Society and politics, Religion and theology, Arts

Mikkel Rytter, ethnographer of Pakistani transnationalism, receives tenured position at AU

Mikkel, previously on a time-limited project appointment, has received a tenured position at AU as an associate professor (lektor).

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