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NYUAD Humanities Research Fellowship

NYU Abu Dhabi has started a research fellowship program in the Humanities. This program invites scholars who wish to contribute to the vibrant research culture of NYUAD’s new Saadiyat campus to apply for a one- or two-semester residential fellowship at the NYUAD Institute, starting September 2016.


New Book | Hajj: Global Interactions through Pilgrimage

Every year, in the last month of the Islamic calendar, millions of Muslims from around the world come together in Mecca to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage that all capable Muslims should perform at least once in their lives. In 2013, the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden organised the exhibition Longing for Mecca. The Pilgrim’s Journey. The chapters in this volume are the outcome of the two-day symposium on the Hajj, which was held at the museum in connection to the exhibition.


Wat vindt de gewone moslim van de islam?

De rol van de gewone moslims wordt onderschat. Dat is het uitgangspunt van Léon Buskens (Universiteit Leiden) en Thijl Sunier (Vrije Universiteit). Voor hun onderzoeksvoorstel ontvangen beide islamdeskundigen een beurs van de Nederlandse organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO).


NWO grant Thijl Sunier and Léon Buskens | Making Islam Work in the Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Thijl Sunier (VU University Amsterdam, chairman of NISIS) and Prof. Dr. Léon Buskens (Leiden University, director of NISIS and LUCIS) have been awarded a NWO grant for their research proposal “Making Islam Work in the Netherlands. Islamic Authority and Islamic Law in the Netherlands among Ordinary Muslims: Recent Trends and Developments.” Their research project falls within the scope of the NWO programme “Religion in Modern Society”.


NISIS membership

Post-doctoral researchers, PhD candidates and research master students active in the field of Islamic studies are invited to apply for NISIS membership. Membership offers you automatic qualification for participation in NISIS activities organised in The Netherlands (Islamic Studies Network Day and NISIS Autumn School) as well as ample network opportunities.