Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies


Registration ENIS/NISIS-MIDA Spring School 2022 in Indonesia now open!

We are happy to announce that registration for the ENIS/MIDA Spring School is now open! This year the Spring School will take place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 21 to 27 March 2022. The theme of the Spring School is “Mobility and mobilisation in Muslim societies.” Note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Spring School can be postponed until June/ July 2022.

The international Spring School is co-organised by the European Network for Islamic Studies (ENIS), formed by the European Research Program “Mediating Islam in the Digital Age” (MIDA) and the Netherlands Interuniversity School of Islamic Studies (NISIS), Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yokyakarta, and International Islamic University of Indonesia. The Spring School addresses the topic of mobility and mobilisation in Muslim societies, past and present. Mobility and mobilisation are two interrelated dimensions in the fabric of Muslim societies that have played an important role in shaping these societies’ religious, intellectual and political developments throughout the centuries. Taking movement as a mediating practice, the objective of the Spring School is to study how mobility of people – both in the past and in the present, be they Muslims or non-Muslims, inside and outside the Islamic world, in the ‘real world’ and in cyberspace – has affected the relationship of Muslim societies with their own past, their understanding of their present environment, the formation or deconstruction of entrenched or new stereotypes, and their local dynamics of political and/or intellectual mobilisation.

Confirmed keynote speakers for the school are Syafiq Hasyim (State Islamic University, Jakarta), Claudia Derichs (Humboldt University Berlin), Edith Franke (Marburg University), Istiqomah (Institut Agama Islam Negeri), David Kloos (KITLV), Sunarwoto (UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta) Syamsul Rijal (UIN Jakarta), Martin van Bruinessen (Utrecht University).

The registration deadline is extended to 15 November 2021. For the full call for applications and registration, please see the event here.