"Revisiting Europe through the 'Muslim Question'"
First Annual Lecture Series of Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, designed by Prof. Dr. Schirin Amir-Moazami
The growing public visibility of Muslims has triggered heated debate on religious pluralism and the management of minorities in Western European societies. This lecture series seeks to broaden the analytical scope and to explore the ways in which Muslim social and religious practices have contributed towards challenging existing notions of secularity and the politics of minority regulation within European nation states. By including the Balkans the series questions prevailing perceptions of Muslims in Europe as post-war immigrants and imaginaries of Europe as predominantly Christian. Rethinking the Muslim presence in Europe not as a problem but as an integral part of European history and identity thus entails reconsidering the very idea of Europe.
29 April 2014, 7:00 pm:
Dr. Naomi Davidson (EUME Fellow)
3 June 2014, 7:00 om:
Dr. Xavier Bougarel
24 June 2014, 7:00 pm:
Dr. Anya Topolski
Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Schützenstraße 18, 10117 Berlin