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, 19:00 Uhr:
Dr. Naomi Davidson (EUME Fellow)
"'French Muslims are Ordinary French People': Embodying Difference in Modern France."
3. Juni 2014, 19:00 Uhr:
Dr. Xavier Bougarel
"What do Bosnian Muslims mean when they say that they are Europeans?"
24. Juni 2014, 19:00 Uhr:
Dr. Anya Topolski
"Good Jew, Bad Jew. Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: Regulating European Subjects"
Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Schützenstraße 18, 10117 Berlin