The Centre is an interdisciplinary collaboration working towards a greater understanding of developments and processes in the Middle East and North Africa. Based at the University of Oslo, IKOS Department, our 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.
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.
The Centre is an interdisciplinary collaboration working towards a greater understanding of the development in the Middle East and North Africa. Several disciplines at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages are involved in the Centre's activities.
- Traditions are more important than violence when rebel forces govern in the Middle East Jan. 28, 2021 2:58 PM
- Public Defence: Piety and Power June 9, 2019 2:57 PM
- Three Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships within "Environmental Humanities" are available Feb. 22, 2017 2:03 PM
- Revolutionary Bodies: Technologies of Gender, Sex, and Self in Contemporary Iran Nov. 16, 2021 12:51 PM
- A History of Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Faith, Awareness, and Revolution in the Middle East May 27, 2021 2:44 PM
- Arabic Literature in a Posthuman World Jan. 26, 2021 10:37 PM