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What's New in Oxford Islamic Studies Online

A variety of regular updates and site enhancements are scheduled for Oxford Islamic Studies Online. In previous updates, we've added maps and entries from the Atlas of the World's Religions as well as the entire text of the acclaimed resource Teaching Islam. Articles and images have been loaded from the award-winning Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture, making the site more comprehensive by expanding its coverage of the arts. Lesson plans developed by noted scholars have also been added to the Learning Resources area of the site, part of a growing collection offered to help instructors utilize the site's content to its best advantage in the classroom.

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Spring 2017

New Focus On Essay

Amikam Nachmani, professor of political studies at Bar-Ilan University, explores Muslim-European immigration, and the intersections with the Jewish-European experience in our Focus On: A Strained Triangle: Europeans, Muslim Migrants, and Jews

New Articles

We've added several new biographies focused on Algeria and France to Oxford Islamic Studies Online. New entries include:

Zamoun, Ben Rabeh Mohamed (Si Salah)
Susini, Jean-Jacques
Soustelle, Jacques
Salan, Raoul
Sadi, Saïd
Ortiz, Joseph
Dahlab, Saad
Chevallier, Jacques
Cheriet, Hamid (Idir)

New subject entries include:

All India Muslim League
India, Muslim Women in
Syria, Cinema of


Letter from the Editor

In this update we feature a special Letter from the Editor by John Esposito, which features a video of his recent talk at the United Nations.

New Learning Resources

An updated timeline, which includes new material on the recent events in the Middle East, among other topics.


Jörg Matthias Determann (Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar) discusses the unique challenges of teaching the theory of evolution in the Middle East, along with the future of science education in that region.

Focus On Essay

A Strained Triangle: Europeans, Muslim Migrants, and Jews by Amikam Nachmani

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