The “Bamberger Einführung in die Geschichte des Islams (BEGI)” (The Bamberg Introduction to the History of Islam) has been online for a few weeks now. This is an interactive overview of the history of Islam in 14 chapters in German by Prof. Dr. Patrick Frank.
The text contains links to larger images, maps, digitised material, selected Wikipedia articles and Qur’anic quotations from the Corpus Coranicum database.
The presentation can be used as a free online course by educational institutions or in self-study.
The Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) organizes and hosts an international conference on “Reconstructing Neighborhoods of War”.
The conference discusses comparatively the reconstruction of cities of war through the lens of neighborhood relations in different spaces and times.
More details in our events calendar.
Interrogating Analytical Turns for/in the Study of Islam and Muslims in Europe
The call for papers for the workshop at the Woolf Institute in Cambridge from 29–30 November ends on August 31, 2018.
All details can be found in our events calendar and on the workshop website.
Kitāb an-Naǧāt (The Book of Salvation) is the oldest book in Arabic in our open access collection MENAdoc. It was printed in 1593 and written by the Persian philosopher Avicenna (c. 980 – June 1037). He was also a physician, physicist, philosopher, poet, lawyer, mathematician, astronomer, alchemist and music theorist. Continue reading