Dutch Ground Zero Mosque

UPDATED: 27-08-2010 This can be a very short entry. There isn't going to be a Dutch mosque at Ground Zero. Or another mosque for that matter. In fact, it is not even about a mosque. So done, next topic. But there is more to it, of course. Continue Reading →

Closing the Week 29 – Featuring Khaled Said

A weekly round up of writings on the Internet, some relevant for my research, some political, some funny but all of them interesting (Dutch/English). (As usual to a large extent based upon suggestions from Dutch, other European, American and Middle Eastern readers. Thank you all.) This week featuring Khaled Said. Continue Reading →

Closer Holiday Service – Most cited AAA Anthropology Articles Available

It's almost holiday here and what is better than to read a good article from an anthropological journal (except swimming, riding and/or walking in the mountains or doing nothing at all)? Anyway, because the AAA journals do so well, they decided to give people free access to the most cited articles of their different journals, for one one month. Here's the overview with the links you need. Continue Reading →

Autumn School AISSR – Secular sounds, Islamic sounds: Politics of listening in secular-liberal nation-states

This Amsterdam University Autumn School wants to think through the conundrums posed not only by the visible but also by the sonic presence of Muslims in the West. It aims at understanding the issues at stake of the sensing, and more particular listening body, in connection to secular-liberal governance by post-Christian nation-states. We want to tackle several questions: What does the emerging and Continue Reading →

In Memoriam: Nasr Hamid Abu Zeid (1943-2010)

Vandaag is in een ziekenhuis in Cairo professor Nasr Hamid Abu Zeid overleden aan een hersenvliesontsteking. Hij is 66 jaar geworden. Na een conflict in Egypte kwam hij in de jaren negentig naar Nederland. Abu Zeid heeft in zijn carrière de controverse niet geschuwd door zijn weliswaar genuanceerde en voorzichtige standpunten over zeer gevoelige onderwerpen voor moslims en niet-moslims. Zijn krit Continue Reading →