About our Network

The scholarly network Philosophie in der islamischen Welt der Moderne / Philosophy in the modern Middle East aims to further develop a still young research field in the German-speaking academic landscape as well as internationally. In the three years of funding by the DFG (2021-2024) [mehr …]


Roman Seidel Kata Moser Sarhan Dhouib Urs Gösken Christoph Herzog Enur Imeri Carool Kersten Mansooreh Khalilizand Anke von Kügelgen Reza Pourjavady Nils Riecken Lorella Ventura Harald Viersen Sevinç Yasargil  [mehr …]

Network News

Islamic Feminism – Report on a university course by Dr. Mansooreh Khalilizand and Prof. Dr. Kata Moser

Islamic feminism is a highly controversial title of a vivid and productive discourse with an already long history. Not only does the term and its implications spark heated debates and touch upon boiling societal issues, but it also strikes a nerve for scholars and students interested in current socio-political challenges. In the winter semester 2023-24, Khalilizand and Moser chose “Islamic feminism” as the subject of their joint university course.


Publications by Network Members

Überreichung der Festschrift zur Ehrung von Anke von Kügelgen

Am 18. März 2023 wurde Anke von Kügelgen an der Universität Göttingen die zu ihren Ehren verfasste Festschrift überreicht. Diese Festschrift für die Philosophiehistorikerin und Islamwissenschaftlerin Anke von Kügelgen trägt ihrem übergeordneten Forschungsinteresse an „Wissenskulturen muslimischer Gesellschaften” Rechnung und präsentiert originelle Forschungsbeiträge von ihren Kolleg:innen und Schüler:innen.

Featured Events

NISIS Study Day “Islamic Philosophy?”, Radboud University, Nijmegen, 12 April 2024

During this study-day, organised by the Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies (NISIS) and Radboud University (RU) in Nijmegen, we will introduce MA-students and PhD-candidates in Islamic studies, philosophy or related fields to Islamic philosophy and present them with some pressing questions in this field. Three network members are involved: Carool Kersten (Keynote), Harald Viersen, and Kata Moser.

Featured Ressources

A Figurative Feminist Revolution in Iran

Through their courageous protest actions, women and girls in Iran produce images that continue to animate the protests. How is this revolution of images related to the liberation of bodies and the nature of the revolt, which is already being called a feminist revolution? The author of an article entitled “Figuring a Women’s Revolution: Bodies Interacting with their Images”, who published it under the penname “L” on the feminist website “” approaches this question – based on her own experience in the first days of the protests – in a phenomenological reflection. We provide the first German translation of this important text in the German section of our website.