The Study of Islam as Lived Religion
“The Study of Islam as Lived Religion – an Interdisciplinary Network” is a Scandinavian network of researchers established in 2010 which aims to
- promote the production and dissemination of new knowledge about Islam as
livedreligion based on field-research methods, and
- to promote research collaboration between Scandinavian researchers.
The network operates through annual, ambulatory workshops to discuss individual research projects, to work on joint publications projects, and to establish contacts with locally-based Ph.D. candidates and researchers who want to discuss their work within the workshop’s topical framework. The network was initiated by Marianne Bøe and Ingvild Flaskerud.
Permanent members of the network
- Dr. Marianne Bøe, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen
- Dr. Ingvild Flaskerud, Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo.
- Dr. Hege Irene Markussen, The Faculty of Humanities, Lund University.
- Associate Professor Richard J. Natvig, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen.
- Dr. Marianne Holm Pedersen, The Danish Folklore Archive, The Royal Library, Copenhagen.
- Professor Catharina Raudvere, Department of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen.
- Associate Professor. Simon Stjernholm, Department of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen.
i islam” University of Bergen, 14 – 15 Oct. 2010
- “Representing Islam: What is the Future of the Study of Islam?” University of Bergen, 22-24 Nov. 2011
- “Approaching Muslim Religiosity in Terms of Everyday Life: Benefits and Limitations”. Dansk Folkemindesamling, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 8- 9 Nov. 2012.
- “Islamic texts: Contemporary Interpretation, Use
andRelevance.” Lund University, 16-17 Jan. 2014
- “The Study of Theology in Islam as Lived Religion.” University of Oslo, 26 -27 October 2015
- “Muslim Oratory and Knowledge Production: New Arenas and Actors” to be hosted by Raudvere and Stjernholm in Copenhagen, 23-24 February 2017
- “Where’s Religion? Methodological Implications of the Study of Lived Religion” to be hosted by Bøe and Natvig in Bergen in the autumn of 2017
- Muslim Oratory and Knowledge Production: New Arenas and Actors, Copenhagen, 23 February 2017
- Generation, Transition, and Creativity, Copenhagen 15-16
The workshops have been funded by:
- The University of Bergen
- Fritt Ord (Norway)
- Dansk Folkeminde-
- Crafoordska Stiftelsen (Sweden)
- University of Oslo
- University of Copenhagen
- The Carlberg Foundation
Publications based on discussions at workshops
Joint publication projects
Din. Tidsskrift for religion
Marianne Bøe and Ingvild Flaskerud (eds.) 2012. No. 1-2.
Individual publications with relation to themes of the network
2015. Family Law in Contemporary Iran: Women’s Rights Activism and Shari’a. London: I.B. Tauris.
Work in progress. “Muslim Youth in North-Europe doing Vernacular Street Theology”,
In press. “The Quran as an Efficacious Text: Contemporary Iranian Twelver Shi´i Women Making the Quran Alive”,
2016. “Ritual Creativity and Plurality. Denying Twelver Shia Blood-let Practices”, in The Ambivalence of Ritual. Eds. Ute Hüsken and Udo Simon. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2015, 117-143.
2012 “Ritualer som
Forthcoming 2017. “Umm Gumyāna and the Zār”, in Essays in Honor of Richard Holton Pierce on His 80th Birthday, ed. by Eivind Heldaas Seland, Pål Steiner
2014. “‘I Saw the Prophet in My Dream’: Prophet Songs from a Zar Ceremony in Lower Egypt”, in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 41 (2014), 3, 306-321.
2013. “Umm al-Ghulam: Zār Spirit or Half-Forgotten Saint? Making Sense of an Egyptian Zār Song”, in Folklore 124 (December 2013), 289-306.
2010. “Zar in Upper Egypt: Hans Alexander Winkler’s Field Notes from 1932”, in Islamic Africa 1 (2010): 11-30.
Marianne Holm Pedersen
Forthcoming. “Becoming Muslim in a Danish Provincial Town”, in Anna Sthran, Stephen G. Parker and Susan Ridgely (red.): The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion and Childhood. London: Bloomsbury.
2015. “Islam in the family: The religious socialization of children in a Danish provincial town”, in Mark Sedgwick (red.): Making European Muslims: Religious socialization among young Muslims in Scandinavia and Western Europe. Routledge: New York, s. 21-38.
2014. “Den private religion: Fortolkninger af muslimske børns religiøse tilhørsforhold i en dansk folkeskole”, Tidsskrift for Islamforskning, vol 8, nr. 2, s. 57-76.
2012. “Shia-muslimske ritualer blandt irakiske kvinder i København”, DIN - tidsskrift for religion og kultur, nr. 1-2, s. 66-90.
In press. “After the War, before the Future. Remembrance and Public Representations of Atrocities in Sarajevo”, Muslim Pilgrimage in Europe (Ashgate Studies in Pilgrimage) ed. Ingvild Flaskerud and Richard Natvig. Farnham: Ashgate.
2016. “History as a Mirror and Places of Belonging. Some Remarks on Contested Memories and the Demands of the Past”, Contested Memories and the Demands of the Past: History Cultures in the Modern Muslim World (Islam and Nationalism in Europe and the Muslim World). Ed. Catharina Raudvere. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
2016. “Associations, Connections, Representatives. A Swedish Bosnian Muslim Community in a Transforming Urban Landscape”, Challenging Identities. European Horizons, (Advances in Sociology) ed. Peter Madsen. New York: Routledge.
2013. ”Women and Sufism. Contemporary Thought and Practice”, in Natana J. De-Long Bas (ed.) The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2012. “Claiming Heritage, Renewing Authority. Sufi-orientated Activities in post-Communist Bosnia-Herzegovina”, European Journal of Turkish Studies, vol. 13:2-14.
2012. ”Tolkning, tradition och konflikt. Sufism som markör för nationell identitet och transnationell auktoritet i dagens Bosnien”, Din. Tidskrift för religion og kultur nr. 1-2, s. 9-26.
2012. ”Textual and Ritual Command. Muslim Women as Keepers and Transmitters of Religious Knowledge in Contemporary Bosnia”. In Hilary Kalmbach and Masooda Banu(eds). Women, Leadership and Mosques: Changes in Contemporary Islamic Authority. Leiden: Brill. pp. 259-78.
Work in progress. “Between Hegemony and Critique: Muslim Morning Services in Swedish Public Service Radio”, peer-reviewed journal article.
2015. ”The Centre of the Universe: Shaykh Nazim and His Murids in Lefke Cyprus”, Journal of Muslims in Europe, vol 4, nr. 1, s. 38 – 57.
2012. “Nutida sufism och kampen om "traditionell islam"”, DIN - tidsskrift for religion og kultur, nr. 1-2, s. 46-65.