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The Birmingham Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies specialises in Islam as a spiritual and historical reality, and the contemporary Middle East.
Posted 13 February 2018
Professor Jocelyne Cesari's latest book, What is political Islam?, is now available online. The book traces the origins of political Islam to the inception of the modern nation-state, revealing the decisive role of secular nationalist rulers in its creation.
Dr Katherine Brown, Lecturer in Islamic Studies, discusses a new propaganda video from so called Islamic State, which shows women fighting on the frontline for the first time on BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour.
Posted 22 December 2017
Following on from President Trump's announcement to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, Professor Oliver Scharbrodt spoke to various local BBC radio stations last week about the importance of the city to Abrahamic faiths (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism). Professor Scharbrodt's interview starts at 1:15:45 on iPlayer.
Posted 20 December 2017
Latest volume of the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, published by Brill and edited by Professor Oliver Scharbrodt and Professor Jorgen Nielsen at Birmingham (amongst others).
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