Public Seminar: Muslim Cultural Production in Europe

The Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), Programme Group Globalizing Culture, organizes a public seminar:

Muslim Cultural Production in Europe
Date: Thursday 30 August
Venue:Spinhuis, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, 1012 DK Amsterdam, room 218, tel. 020-5252625 (reception 020-5252614)

For more than over a decade we have witnessed the emergence of forms of cultural production in Europe that have been inspired by Islam. The turn towards Islamic entertainment and consumption in Muslim majority countries has been the focus of much research, but far less attention has been paid to these new forms of Islamic youth and popular culture in Europe. The research group ‘Living Islam’ at the University of Amsterdam has engaged in a NWO-funded research project about new Islamic cultural practices in Europe. Our main research focus has been on artistic performances, popular music, and new styles of dress.

On Thursday August 30, we some of the outcomes of this research in a Public Seminar on Muslim Cultural Production in Europe. In four brief presentations we address different aspects of Muslim cultural production. What do music, artistic performances and dress tell us about the presence of Islam and transformations in cultural production in Europe?

Chair: Peter Geschiere


Jeanette Jouili: ‘Refining the umma in the shadow of the Republic: Islamic performing arts and new Islamic audio-visual landscapes in France’


Miriam Gazzah : ‘Online religiosity in the Dutch-Moroccan music scene’
15:40-16:00 Arzu ?nal: ‘Beyond veiling and unveiling: Tesettür practices of Turkish-Dutch women’


Annelies Moors: ‘Islamic fashion: Contestations and mediations’

16:30 – 17:00

Comments by Sarah Bracke, Katherine Ewing, Nadia Fadil, Heiko Henkel, Martijn de Koning

17:00 – 17:30 General discussion

17:30 Drinks

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