Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies


Leiden Yemeni Studies Lecture Series

The Leiden Yemeni Studies Lecture Series brings together experts on various aspects of Yemen’s history, art and archaeology, politics, economics, and sociology, anthropology and literature, creating an interdisciplinary dialogue about the region. The series is supported by the Horizon-2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions project EMStaD YEMEN. The series will run from January 2024 till August 2025; currently,…

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New book: ‘European Muslims and the Qur’an: Practices of Translation, Interpretation, and Commodification.’

Editors: Gulnaz Sibgatullina and Gerard Wiegers (both affiliated with the University of Amsterdam) Publisher: De Gruyter ISBN: 9783111140797 This new book, entitled ‘European Muslims and the Qur’an: Practices of Translation, Interpretation, and Commodification’ is a result of the research of the UvA team within the ERC Synergy project “The European Qur’an” (]). The book contains ten…

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PhD defence announcement

Dear NISIS members, You are cordially invited to attend the public defense of Adrián Rodríguez Iglesias who will present his PhD thesis titled “The Abbreviated Quran among Mudejars and Moriscos: Textual Typology and Contrastive Study” (in Spanish). The defense will take place on Thursday, February 15th, at 1:00 PM in the Agnietenkapel of the University…

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Reception and Mis/Perception in Transcultural Intellectual History

Interdisciplinary workshop organized by History of Philosophy, Islamic and Arabic Studies, and Cultural History Please register by sending an email to,, or Reception processes always are forms of perception, and even more: of interpretation, appropriation, instrumentalization. We also know that perception never can be a straightforward mapping of an object to a…

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