Muslims & Memory in the European Periphery

The Project investigates the dynamics of cultural encounters between Europe and Islam in the European periphery and their interrelation with memory formations on national, communal and individual levels, focussing on Finland, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania and Portugal. While most academic and public discourse concentrate on Muslim immigration to Europe after World War II, the historical dimension of cultural encounters between Europe and Islam and historical presences of Muslims across Europe are usually overlooked. The project intends to investigate how these historical encounters with Islam are memorised in the host societies and how they affect the communal and individual memories of today’s Muslim communities and individuals in these countries.

Study of Religions Department

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