CENTRE FOR MIDDLE EASTERN
AND ISLAMIC STUDIES
University of Bergen

Research projects

PROJECTS
THE INDIAN OCEAN
The Indian Ocean Programme: Hadrami diaspora: migration of people, commodities and idea
Trade, migration and cultural change in the Indian Ocean
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
PROTESTANT MISSIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Protestant Missions

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 before Islam'.
• Anders Bjørkelo: 'The financing and organisation of coastal and transoceanic trade in East Africa, South Arabia and India in the nineteenth century'.
• 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 state'.
• R.S. O'Fahey: 'Islamic Literature and Culture in Eastern Africa'.
Leif Manger

Some projects under the area 'Indian Ocean', are also linked to 'Islam and Society'.

PROTESTANT MISSIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Hilfe für unterdrückte Frauen "Protestant Missions, gender and education in the Middle East ca. 1900-1960"

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'

SHARI'A NETWORK
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
The Lower Jordan River Basin Project
Nature, Society & Water
Nile Area Program

 


 

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