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Book launch | Provocative images in contemporary Islam

May 15 @ 16:00 - 17:30

Images provoke! Join the online book launch of Provocative images in contemporary Islam, an edited volume published recently by Leiden University Press (2023).

Editors: Bart Barendregt (Leiden University), David Kloos (KITLV), Mark R. Westmoreland and Leonie Schmidt (UvA)

The edited volume explores the role of images in contemporary Islam by turning to the act of provocation. Moving beyond a common focus within the study of religious visuality on art, aesthetic value, and perceptions of beauty or coherence, the book shows how, when, and why images dare, shock, terrorize, confront, challenge, mock, shame, taunt, and offend, either intentionally or unintentionally, and as such lead to both confrontation and affective religious engagement.

More information about the book.

Register here.


Online via Zoom


Leiden Univeristy