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Mediating Islam in the Digital Age. Present issues and past experiences of technological revolutions

Objective

We are witnessing the emergence of what is in very important ways essentially a new religion. Digitisation and globalisation have influenced not only social and political practices and organisation, but also religious beliefs and practices. Islam, the Islamic commonwealth and the Muslims, are at the forefront of the most recent developments. Hitherto relatively marginal theological and ideological trends have acquired new prominence within Islam and this new Islam is being disseminated as a brand in an ever-expanding corpus of public images and imaginaries. This newly acquired hyper-visibility is reminiscent of the impact of the printing press on the Catholic church in the 16th century, and its role in the Reform movement. The impact today of technological innovations on the development of Islam requires urgent assessment.
The MIDA proposal aims to understand how digitisation is shaping Islam (i.e. beliefs, practices, political and social institutions, and outlooks). How is this technological revolution modifying the relation Muslims have with the past? Why is it reshaping Islam in more profound ways than other monotheisms? We need to understand the developments that are transforming religious belief in our time and to do so scholarship itself needs to seize the resources of the technological revolution that is spurring change.
The MIDA project will make possible the necessary training of a group of young researchers, able to answer collectively to the challenge, providing them inter-sectoral, interdisciplinary, international skills.
To tackle the complexity of the issue, five interlocking work packages have been designed, each including comparative work on historical case-studies: ‘Narratives of the Self’; ‘Languages and Translation’; ‘Images and Materiality in Islam’; ‘Contested Authority and Knowledge Production’ and ‘Mobility and Mobilisation beyond Borders’.

Field of science

  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/religion/islam

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 752 714,64
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
35037 Marburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
GERMAN INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL AND AREA STUDIES (GIGA)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
20354 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDACIJA KULTURNO NASLIJEDE BEZ GRANICA
Bosnia and Herzegovina
EU contribution
€ 219 826,80
Address
Ul. Kralja Tvrtka Broj 7
71000 Sarajevo
Activity type
Other
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (13)

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE PARIS I PANTHEON-SORBONNE
France
Address
Place Du Pantheon 12
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES
France
Address
54 Bd Raspail
75270 Paris 6
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZITET U SARAJEVU
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Address
Obala Kulina Bana 7
71000 Sarajevo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CASA ARABE E INSTITUTO INTERNACIONAL DE ESTUDIOS ARABES Y DEL MUNDO MUSULMAN
Spain
Address
Alcala 62
28009 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STICHTING NATIONAAL MUSEUM VAN WERELDCULTUREN
Netherlands
Address
Steenstraat 1
2312 BS Leiden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Aljazeera Media Institute (as apart of Aljazeera Media Network)
Qatar
Address
Ahmed Bin Ali Street
N/A Doha
Activity type
Other
CENTRE NATIONAL D'ART ET DE CULTURE GEORGES-POMPIDOU
France
Address
120 Rue Saint Martin
75191 Paris Cedex 04
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT ERFURT
Germany
Address
Nordhauser Strasse 63
99089 Erfurt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RUCKRIEM PHILIPP
Germany
Address
Schliemannstr. 45
10437 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KONINKLIJKE BRILL NV
Netherlands
Address
Plantijnstraat 2
2321 JC Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)