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Research events

Listed below are forthcoming research events in the Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies. See also the events for all of SSIS.

Any SSIS staff or postgrads may always attend. Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.

Please also see individual research centre sites for other events.

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31 January 202217:00

CSI'S Monday Majlis: Professor Christian Lange (Utrecht)

The CSI Monday Majlis is a Monday evening, online event, where invited speakers present on aspects of their current research. This may be a book they have recently published, a new project they are working on, or an exciting new potential avenue of Islamic studies research. Full details
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2 February 202214:00

Wednesday CSI lunchtime seminar

Raha Rafii and Robert Gleave, “Different Strokes for Different Folks: How al-Ṭūsī views non-Shīʿī views in his Kitāb al-Khilāf”. Full details
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3 February 202217:00

Dr Nazanin Shahrokni (LSE) presents her new book Women in Place: The Politics of Gender Segregation in Iran.

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4 February 202216:00

Exeter-Habib Seminars: Decolonial Islamic Spiritualities

Noah Salomon (Virginia) Revolutionizing Religion: Two Experiments in Islam beyond the State. Full details
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7 February 202217:00

CSI'S Monday Majlis: Professor Richard McGregor (Vanderbilt University)

The CSI Monday Majlis is a Monday evening, online event, where invited speakers present on aspects of their current research. This may be a book they have recently published, a new project they are working on, or an exciting new potential avenue of Islamic studies research. Full details
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9 February 202212:30

Wednesday CSI lunchtime seminar

Emily Selove. Full details
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9 February 202217:00

Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies: Visiting Speaker: Dr Shireen Walton (Goldsmiths London )

Ethnography across borders: tracing digital-visual threads between Afghanistan, Iran, Italy and the UK. Full details
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11 February 202216:00

Exeter-Habib Seminars: Decolonial Islamic Spiritualities

Raha Rafii (Exeter) Non-normative Bodies and Reading Fiqh with Sensitivity. Full details
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16 February 202212:30

Wednesday CSI lunchtime seminar

Hassan Asiri. Full details
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18 February 202216:00

Exeter-Habib Seminars: Decolonial Islamic Spiritualities

Oludamini Ogunnaike (Virginia) Decolonization beyond Decoloniality: Sufism and the Temporality of Liberation. Full details
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21 February 202217:00

CSI'S Monday Majlis: Dr Samer El-Karashawy (Cairo)

The CSI Monday Majlis is a Monday evening, online event, where invited speakers present on aspects of their current research. This may be a book they have recently published, a new project they are working on, or an exciting new potential avenue of Islamic studies research. Full details
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28 February 202217:00

CSI'S Monday Majlis: Professor Siobhan Lambert-Hurley (University of Sheffield)

The CSI Monday Majlis is a Monday evening, online event, where invited speakers present on aspects of their current research. This may be a book they have recently published, a new project they are working on, or an exciting new potential avenue of Islamic studies research. Full details
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2 March 202212:30

Wednesday CSI lunchtime seminar

Walid Saleh, Al-Qasimi Visiting Professor in Islamic Studies will introduce his research. Full details
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2 March 202216:00

Medieval Archaeology in the Horn of Africa: Gabriele Castiglia, PhD

From Early Christian to Islamic (?) Adulis: New Data and Questions (Gabriele Castiglia, PhD). Full details
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4 March 202216:00

Exeter-Habib Seminars: Decolonial Islamic Spiritualities

Ismail Alatas (New York University) Decolonizing Spacetime: Scalar and Societal Imaginaries in the Hajj, Travelogue of an Indonesian muḥaddith. Full details
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4 March 202216:00

Exeter-Habib Seminars: Decolonial Islamic Spiritualities

Ismail Alatas (New York University) Decolonizing Spacetime: Scalar and Societal Imaginaries in the Hajj, Travelogue of an Indonesian muḥaddith. Full details
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7 March 202217:00

CSI'S Monday Majlis: Drs Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza (Institute of Ismaili Studies, London)

The CSI Monday Majlis is a Monday evening, online event, where invited speakers present on aspects of their current research. This may be a book they have recently published, a new project they are working on, or an exciting new potential avenue of Islamic studies research. Full details
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9 March 202212:30

Wednesday CSI lunchtime seminar

Shahanaz Begum and Ahmed Aldhubayhi will introduce their research. Full details
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14 March 202217:00

CSI'S Monday Majlis: Drs Kenny Schmitt (Al-Quds Bard College) and Mohammad Ghosheh (Amman)

The CSI Monday Majlis is a Monday evening, online event, where invited speakers present on aspects of their current research. This may be a book they have recently published, a new project they are working on, or an exciting new potential avenue of Islamic studies research. Full details
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16 March 202212:30

Wednesday CSI lunchtime seminar

Amirah Bukhari will lead us through a text relating to her research. Full details
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16 March 202216:00

Medieval Archaeology in the Horn of Africa: Alebachew Belay Birru, PhD

Megalithic Landscapes in the Central Highlands of Ethiopia: Legacies of a medieval “Pagan” Civilization (Alebachew Belay Birru, PhD ). Full details
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18 March 202216:00

Exeter-Habib Seminars: Decolonial Islamic Spiritualities

Dženita Karić (Humboldt University, Berlin) Beyond Pure Obedience: Early Modern Ottoman Khalwati Sermons on the Normative Rituals. Full details
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21 March 202217:00

CSI'S Monday Majlis: Professor Junaid Quadri (University of Illinois at Chicago)

The CSI Monday Majlis is a Monday evening, online event, where invited speakers present on aspects of their current research. This may be a book they have recently published, a new project they are working on, or an exciting new potential avenue of Islamic studies research. Full details
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22 March 202217:30

Book Launch : "Ecological Solidarity and the Kurdish Freedom Movement: Thought, Practice, Challenges, and Opportunities", edited by Stephen Hunt, Lexington Books, 2021.

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23 March 202212:30

Wednesday CSI lunchtime seminar

Sajjad Rizvi will lead us through a text relating to his research. Full details
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28 March 202217:00

CSI'S Monday Majlis: Professor Sohaira Siddiqui (Georgetown University Doha)

The CSI Monday Majlis is a Monday evening, online event, where invited speakers present on aspects of their current research. This may be a book they have recently published, a new project they are working on, or an exciting new potential avenue of Islamic studies research. Full details
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30 March 202214:00

CSI Research Afternoon

‘Satan is with the individual’: The liminal and ambiguous Devil. Full details
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1 April 202216:00

Exeter-Habib Seminars: Decolonial Islamic Spiritualities

Martin Nguyen (Fairfield University) Of Stories and Strangers in Islam: Prophets, Praxis, and the Everyday. Full details
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6 - 14 April 2022

NCRM UoE Computational Communication Methods Spring School - APPLY NOW

Researchers interested in computational social science will be given the chance to learn new skills at a spring school in April 2022. The NCRM/Exeter Computational Communication Methods Spring School will provide training at introductory and advanced levels, catering for both social scientists and data scientists. Full details
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6 April 202216:00

Medieval Archaeology in the Horn of Africa: Roxani Eleni Margariti, PhD

Islands of resilience: maritory and economy in the Dahlak archipelago, 10th–17th c AD (Roxani Eleni Margariti, PhD). Full details
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8 April 202216:00

Exeter-Habib Seminars: Decolonial Islamic Spiritualities

Eyad Abu Ali (Humboldt University, Berlin) Affect in Medieval Sufism: Reconfiguring the Body and Soul through the Practice of Emotions. Full details
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