Staff – University of Copenhagen

Catharina Raudvere

Catharina Raudvere

Professor

Primary fields of research

PI for the research centre "The Many Roads in Modernity. The Transformation of South East Europe and Its Ottoman Legacy from the 1870s to the 21st Century"

www.modernity.ku.dk

 

PRIMARY RESEARCH AREAS

* contemporary Islam, especially in the Balkans and Turkey

* Sufism and Sufi communities

* Muslim rituals and everyday religion; leadership and legitimacy

and also

* religion and politics

* religion, aesthetics and representations of the past

* Muslim communities in Europe 

– and an old , keen interest in Old Norse mythology and later Scandinavian folklore

 

SOME RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Book

2014. Islam. An Introduction. I.B. Tauris: London.

Edited volumes

* 2018. Nostalgia – Loss and Creativity. Political and Cultural Representations of the Past in South-East Europe (Modernity, Memory and Identity in South East Europe) Ed. Catharina Raudvere. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

* 2016. Contested Memories and the Demands of the Past: History Cultures in the Modern Muslim World (Islam and Nationalism in Europe and the Muslim World). Ed. Catharina Raudvere. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

* 2012. Rethinking the Space for Religion. New Actors in Central and Southeast Europe on Religion, Authenticity and Belonging Catharina Raudvere, Krzysztof Stala and Trine Stauning Willert(eds). Lund: Nordic Academic Press.

 * 2012. More than MythologyReligious Studies Perspectives on Old Norse Religion. Catharina Raudvere and Jens Peter Schjødt (eds). Lund: Nordic Academic Press

 * 2009. Sufism Today. Heritage and Tradition in the Global Community, Catharina Raudvere and Leif Stenberg (eds) London: I.B. Tauris.

Some recent articles and chapters

* forthcoming. “‘Listen, Sisters, the Words are Clear’. Toward a Processual Understanding of Local Production of Islamic Theology.” Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations [special issue on Islamic theology].

* under review. “Between Religiosity, Cultural Heritage and Politics: Sufi-oriented Interests in Contemporary Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Sufism East and West. Reorientation and Dynamism of Mystical Islam in the Modern World, ed. Jamal Malik and Saeed Zarrabi-Zadeh. Leiden: Brill.

* 2018. “Loss and Creativity.Political and Cultural Representations of the Past in South-East Europe”,Nostalgia – Loss and Creativity. Political and Cultural Representations of the Past in South-East Europe (Modernity, Memory and Identity in South East Europe) Ed. Catharina Raudvere. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

* 2018. “In från sidan. Elizabeth W. Fernea. En pionjär i studiet av muslimsk religiös praxis”, Religionsvidenskabeligt tidsskrift, vol. 67:5-19.

* 2017. “After the War, before the Future. Remembrance and Public Representations of Atrocities in Sarajevo”, Muslim Pilgrimage in Europe (Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism) ed. Ingvild Flaskerud and Richard Natvig. London: Routledge.

* 2017. “‘Ditt namn skall vara min viskning’. Något om det sufiska och muslimska hos Gunnar Ekelöf”, Rethinking Scandinavia, vol. 1. 

* 2016. “Experience and Expression. Aleksandar Hemon, Literature and (Dis)placement”, Contested Memories and the Demands of the Past: History Cultures in the Modern Muslim World (Islam and Nationalism in Europe and the Muslim World). Ed. Catharina Raudvere. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

 * 2016. “History as a Mirror and Places of Belonging. Some Remarks on Contested Memories and the Demands of the Past”, Contested Memories and the Demands of the Past: History Cultures in the Modern Muslim World (Islam and Nationalism in Europe and the Muslim World). Ed. Catharina Raudvere. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

* 2016. “Associations, Connections, Representatives. A Swedish Bosnian Muslim Community in a Transforming Urban Landscape”, Challenging Identities. European Horizons, (Advances in Sociology) ed. Peter Madsen. New York: Routledge. s. 150-167.

* 2015. "Meeting Hardship, Illness and Malice. Valter W. Forsblom and His Documentation of Healing Practices in Swedish Speaking Finland 1913-1917" Arv, vol. 70. p. 147-166.

* 2013. ”The Pedagogical Virtues of Comparison: Jacob Jonas Björnståhl in Constantinople 1776-79” in Early Scientific Expeditions and Local Encounters. New Persepctives on Carsten Niebuhr and ’The Arabian Journey’, (ed.) Ib Friis, Michael Harbsmeier and Jørgen Bæk Simonsen. København: Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. p. 149-160.

* 2013. ”Women and Sufism. Contemporary Thought and Practice” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, Natana J. De-Long Bas (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

* 2012. “Claiming Heritage, Renewing Authority. Sufi-orientated Activities in post-Communist Bosnia-Herzegovina”, European Journal of Turkish Studies, vol. 13:2-14.

* 2012. ”Textual and Ritual Command.  Muslim Women as Keepers and Transmitters of Religious Knowledge in Contemporary Bosnia” in in Women, Leadership and Mosques: Changes in Contemporary Islamic Authority edited by Hilary Kalmbach and Masooda Banu. Leiden: Brill. p. 259-78.

* 2012. ”Exploring the Particular in a Global World. Three Contemporary Bosnian Theological Writers on Islam, Sufism, Authenticity and National Belonging” in Rethinking the Space for Religion. New Actors in Central and Southeast Europe on Religion, Authenticity and Belonging Catharina Raudvere, Krzysztof Stala and Trine Stauning Willert(eds). Lund: Nordic Academic Press. p. 259-281. 

* 2012. ”Tolkning, tradition och konflikt. Sufism som markör för nationell identitet och transnationell auktoritet i dagens Bosnien”, Din. Tidskrift för religion og kultur 1/2012. p. 9-26.

* (in press) ”Women and Sufism. Contemporary Thought and Practice” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, Natana J. De-Long Bas (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Academic Memberships

* fellow of the Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, Stockholm, 2005

* fellow of the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy, Uppsala, 2010 

* fellow of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, 2011

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