This survey of research is based mostly on information submitted by individual
scholars. There will necessarily be gaps, e.g., in the lists of publications.
For individual research projects by region, see >> Research by Region.
THE INDIAN OCEAN
The Indian Ocean Programme: Hadrami
diaspora: migration of people, commodities and ideas
Trade, migration and cultural change
in the Indian Ocean
Individual Indian Ocean projects
Christian Meyer: 'Non-Greco-Roman networks in the Indian Ocean
Anders Bjørkelo: 'The financing and organisation of coastal
and transoceanic trade in East Africa, South Arabia and India in the
Anne Bang: 'Integration or cosmpolitication? Family history and
identity in East Africa and South Arabia c. 1850-1945'.
Eivind Seland: 'Indian Ocean in Antiquity: Trade and the emerging
R.S. O'Fahey: 'Islamic Literature and Culture in Eastern Africa'.
Some projects under the area 'Indian Ocean', are also linked to 'Islam
PROTESTANT MISSIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Hilfe für unterdrückte
Frauen "Protestant Missions, gender and education in the Middle East
ISLAM AND SOCIETY, AFRICA
The Sufi heritage of Ahmad b. Idris
and his students
A Muslim intellectual elite: Innovation
and leadership in the Sudanese tradition
Arabic Literature of Africa
Timbuktu manuscripts project
ISLAM AND SOCIETY, MUSLIMS IN EUROPE
Islams in Norway
INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS UNDER 'ISLAM AND SOCIETY'
Knut S. Vikør, 'The development of Islamic law in the
nineteenth and twentieth century: The theory of ijithad'
Anh Nga Longva, 'Apostasy in contemporary Muslim society'
See also the 'Shari'a network' which connects scholars in Oslo and Bergen
who are working on topics relating to Islamic law, past and present.
>> Sharia network
CULTURE AND ECOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Jordan River Basin Project
Society & Water
Nile Area Program