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Centre for Islamic and Middle East Studies

Colorful Umbrellas hanging over a street in Istanbul. Photo.
Photo: Colourbox.

The Centre is an interdisciplinary collaboration working towards a greater understanding of developments and processes in the Middle East and North Africa.  


The research of the Centre investigates the traditions, history, languages, religions, and literature of the Middle East. We aim to understand the contemporary developments of Islam and the societies in the Middle East.

We study the Islamic faith and practice throughout the world, including Norway. We work with central Middle Eastern languages such as Arabian, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew.

About the Centre

Several disciplines at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages are involved in the Centre's activities.

The Centre also offers a lecture series that investigates cultural, political, and ideological developments, discourses of Islam and other religions in the area, and the languages and literatures of the region.



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