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Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society

LUCIS Keynotes

The premier LUCIS lecture series, running since 2021. Each year, two eminent scholars visit Leiden to deliver landmark lectures in Islamic and Middle East Studies. This forum for presenting and discussing cutting-edge research brings together researchers, students, and other interested participants from Leiden University and beyond.

Previous lectures

2023 Abdoulaye Sounaye Religiosity and Knowledge in Muslim Context in West Africa: Reconfiguring the Relationship between Boko and Adini
2022 Beshara Doumani What Do We Mean When We Say “Academic Freedom”?
  John Bowen Justification, Performativity, and Islam in the Anthropology of Practical Legal Life
2021 Fallou Ngom The Significance of Ajami Sources in the Study of Muslim Africa
  Michael Peletz Sharia Transformations: Cultural Politics and the Rebranding of an Islamic Judiciary

LUCIS Annual Lecture

The predecessor of this lecture series was the LUCIS Annual Lecture.

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