Newsletter 182
Newsletter 182
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Newsletter 182
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New online facility, specifically to assist Qur’an manuscript scholars and researchers

MAy 26, 2020
The University of Hamburg’s Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures and Islamic Painted Page are happy to announce the launch of a new...
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German president: No tolerance for attacks on Muslims

May 22, 2020
Germany’s president has assured the country’s Muslim citizens that growing racist hatred and violence by right-wing extremists will not be tolerated by the state and democratic majority...
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Muslim charity helps Italy deal with crisis

May 14, 2020
Muslim communities in Italy have been praised for their generosity during the coronavirus crisis after donating more than €500000 in cash and food aid since the outbreak began more than two months ago. Italy’s death toll so far is approaching 31,000, with almost half the...
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More young adults are leaving religion, but that’s not the whole story, say researchers

May 19, 2020
It’s become almost a foregone conclusion that young adults are leaving organized religion in high numbers. Newly published findings from...
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German church opens doors for Muslim prayers

May 23, 2020
A church in Berlin has opened its doors to Muslim worshippers unable to fit into their mosque under new social distancing rules. Germany allowed religious services to resume on 4 May but worshippers must maintain a distance of 1.5m (5ft). As a result the Dar Assalam mosque...
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Muslim youth lead efforts to keep Edmonton mosque open

May 20, 2020
Muslim youth have made a huge impact in their community during the month of Ramadan, helping an Edmonton mosque keep its doors open. Sahaba Mosque, also known as the...
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Recent Publications

Qur'anic Matters: Material Mediations and Religious Practice in Egypt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (May 14, 2020)
By Natalia K. Suit
In Qur'anic Matters, Natalia Suit explores the materiality of books, focusing on the mushaf. With its paper, binding, ink, and script, the mushaf is not simply a carrier of the Qur'anic text but, by the virtue of its material body, it also has the ability to engender reformulations of religious knowledge and practice. Reading the Qur'an on a screen of a phone, for example, does not require the same forms of ritual ablutions as reading a printed text...
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Courses & Conferences
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CFP: 11th International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society

June 3-4, 2021 | The University of Córdoba, Spain
The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2021 Special Focus: Modeling Traditions from the Margins: Non-Canonical Writings in Religious Systems...
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Online Documentary Film Program and Debate

“Religious Healing & Sacred Health Curing” | Starting: June 2020
The Network of the Anthropology of the Middle East and Central Eurasia (AMCE) of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), will organize a new series of online biweekly documentary film presentations regarding “religious healing and sacred health curing”...
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Research Assistant in the Field of Islamic Philosophy and the Foundations of Belief

Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology, HU | Deadline: June 2, 2020
The Shortterm Research Group “Wege zu einer Ethik”, funded by Academy for Islam in Research and Society (AIWG), is a joint project of the...
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Islamic Studies
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Program for the Study of Religion, UC San Diego

The Study of Religion is an intellectually exciting program focused on a subject matter that many scholars in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences consider to be an intrinsic dimension of humanity—religion. Religion originates in literature, social organization, imagination, emotions, culture, sexuality, even...
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