Past events

Fri 27 May 2016 | NISIS Islamic Studies Network Day | ‘War in Syria: dynamics, and the consequences for Europe’ | Leiden University

On Friday 27 May 2016, the fourth annual NISIS Islamic Studies Network day will be held at Leiden University. This year’s theme is: ‘War in Syria: dynamics, and the consequences for Europe’. The Islamic Studies Network Day is part of the NISIS Training programme.   Time: 09.30 – 17.30, followed by drinks. Venue: Matthias de Vrieshof 2, room 004 (Witte Singel 25, Leiden).  Please register by sending an email to NISIS . Please note the number of places is restricted. The deadline for application for poster presentations by junior researchers (PhD candidates, (research)MA students) is 1 May 2016. Please apply by sending an email to NISIS . For more information, please see below.


Fri 29 April 2016 | PhD defence Mònica Colominas Aparicio | ‘The Religious Polemics of the Muslims of Late Medieval Christian Iberia. Identity and Religious Authority in Mudejar Islam’ | University of Amsterdam

On Friday 29 April 2016, Mònica Colominas Aparicio, NISIS PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam, defended her dissertation entitled ‘The Religious Polemics of the Muslims of Late Medieval Christian Iberia. Identity and Religious Authority in Mudejar Islam’.   Time: 13.00 hours Venue: Aula – Oude Lutherse kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam .


Mon 14 - Fri 18 March 2016 | NISIS Spring School 2016 | "Reviving previous times and expanding horizons: Islam and modernity in global historical perspective” | Istanbul, Turkey

From Monday 14 until Friday 18 March 2016, NISIS, in cooperation with AKMED, CNMS, IFEA, IISMM/EHESS, Koç University, NIT, OII, RCAC, and SRII, organized its annual Spring School, which took place in Istanbul. The overall theme of the Spring School was "Reviving previous times and expanding horizons: Islam and modernity in global historical perspective”.


Fri 4 March 2016 | PhD defense Ammeke Kateman | 'Shared questions, diverging answers: Muḥammad ʿAbduh and his interlocutors on ‘religion’ in a globalizing world' | University of Amsterdam

On Friday 4 March 2016, Ammeke Kateman, NISIS PhD candidate at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam, defended her dissertation entitled 'Shared questions, diverging answers: Muḥammad ʿAbduh and his interlocutors on ‘religion’ in a globalizing world'. Time: 11.00 hours Venue: Aula - Oude Lutherse Kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam


Tue 10 Nov 2015 | PhD defense of Sunarwoto | 'Contesting Religious Authority. A Study on Dakwah Radio in Surakarta, Indonesia' | Tilburg University

On Tuesday 10 November, NISIS PhD candidate at the School of Humanities of Tilburg University, Sunarwoto, defended his dissertation 'Contesting Religious Authority. A Study on Dakwah Radio in Surakarta, Indonesia' at Tilburg University. Time: 14.15 hours Venue: Ruth First room, Cobbenhagen building (access via Koopmans building), Warandelaan 2, Tilburg.


Tue 20 - Fri 23 October 2015 | NISIS Autumn School | Changes and Debates in the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies | University of Amsterdam

From Tuesday 20 until Friday 23 October 2015, the NISIS Autumn School about changes and debates in the study of Islam and Muslim societies was held at the University of Amsterdam. Convenors: Professor Gerard Wiegers (University of Amsterdam) and professor Léon Buskens (Leiden University). The NISIS Autumn School is part of the NISIS Training Programme . Participants obtained 5 ECTS after successful completion of the programme.


Thu 8 October 2015 | NWO-project ‘Making Islam work in the Netherlands’ | Seminar Islamic Authority | VU University Amsterdam/Leiden University, NWO

On Thursday 8 October, as part of the NWO project ‘Making Islam work in the Netherlands’, the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of VU University Amsterdam, in cooperation with Leiden University, organised a seminar on ‘Islamic authority’. It was a one-day, informal seminar mainly to exchange ideas and to learn from colleagues, and to explore the concept of religious authority.


Fri 11 Sep 2015 | PhD defense of Pieter Coppens | 'Seeing God in This World and the Otherworld: Crossing Boundaries in Sufi Commentaries on the Qurʿān' | Utrecht University

On Friday 11 September, NISIS PhD candidate at the Faculty of Religious Studies and Theology of Utrecht University, Pieter Coppens, defended his dissertation 'Seeing God in This World and the Otherworld: Crossing Boundaries in Sufi Commentaries on the Qurʿān' at Utrecht University.  Time: 10.30-12.30 hrs. Venue: Senaatzaal, Academiegebouw, Domplein 29, Utrecht .


Tue 21 - Fri 24 Oct 2014 | NISIS Autumn School |The religious/secular divide in the Muslim world | Nijmegen

From Tuesday 21 until Friday 24 October 2014, NISIS organised its fifth Autumn School. This year's theme was: "The religious/secular divide in the Muslim world." Conveners: professor Karin van Nieuwkerk (Radboud Univeristy Nijmegen) and professor Léon Buskens (Leiden University). Location: Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The NISIS Autumn School is part of the NISIS Training Programme . Participants can obtain 4 EC after successful completion of the programme. 


Thu 31 Oct 2013 | Muslim World-Making research seminar | Muslim Popular Culture: A Question of Politics? | VU University Amsterdam

On Thursday 31 October, the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of VU University Amsterdam organised a mini-symposium entitled "Muslim Popular Culture: A Question of Politics?". This event was organised within the scope of the Muslim World-Making seminar and is part of the NISIS Training Programme . Time: 15.00-17.00 hours. Venue: Metropolitan Building, Room Z009, VU University Amsterdam.