Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies


Program NISIS Masterclass #1: “Interdisciplinarity in the Study of Islam and of Islamic History”

The first session of the Masterclass Series “The Past and Future of Islamic Studies” will take place on July 7. The theme for this session is “Interdisciplinarity in the Study of Islam and of Islamic History” and the speakers are dr. Edmund Hayes, prof. Aaron Hughes and prof. Christian Lange. Please see the program below.

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14:00 – 14:15: Introductory remarks

14:15 – 15:15: Prof. Aaron Hughes

Trends in Islamic studies in general — with a focus on insider/outsider, critic/caretaker — and how they pertain to the study of early Islam in particular. His talk will be followed by a round of discussion. 

15:15 – 15:30: Break

15:30 – 16:15Prof. Christian Lange
Why it is relevant and important to study the Muslim hell (20-30 minutes talk followed by discussion). 

16:15 – 17:00: Dr. Edmund Hayes
Shii Studies or Social history (20-30 minutes talk followed by discussion).