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Professor Gary R. Bunt

'Communicating Religion' Conference

Forthcoming conference activity: Read More…

Product Placement

Blackwell's have a page for 'Hashtag Islam'. Read More…

'The Unlikely Connection Between Trump and Ayatollah Khomeini'

Philip Kowalski, Ozy.com, The Unlikely Connection Between Trump and Ayatollah Khomeini
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Social media and the 'Arab Uprising'

Washington Post, Eight years after Egypt’s revolution, here’s what we’ve learned about social media and protest
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'IS' Ideological Origins

Tore Hamming, CTC, The Hardline Stream of Global Jihad: Revisiting the Ideological Origin of the Islamic State
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Digital Piety in Bangladesh: A Psychosocial Analysis

Sayeed al-Zaman, Digital Piety in Bangladesh: A Psychosocial Analysis (ResearchGate)
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Populism, Extremism and New Media

International Conference on Populism, Extremism and New Media. January 11-12, 2019. University of Padua, Italy. Read More…

Digital Religion

Gizmodo, How Ancient Religious Texts Went Digital
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Digital Qur'an MSS Tweet

Tweet about digital Qur'an mss in the Vatican Read More…

Pew Research findings

Pew Research Center, Eastern and Western Europeans Differ on Importance of Religion, Views of Minorities, and Key Social Issues
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Extension for Arabic & Persian

Alpheios Reading Tools Version 2.1.0.19, December 2018
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Manuscripts | Digital Resources and Projects in Islamic Studies

Maydan, Manuscripts | Digital Resources and Projects in Islamic Studies Read More…

Gille Kepel's Analysis

Gavin Mortimer, Spectator, The link between the gilet jaunes and the Strasbourg attack, 13 Dec 2018
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Assessing Outcomes of Online Campaigns Countering Violent Extremism

Todd C. Helmus, Kurt Klein, Rand, Assessing Outcomes of Online Campaigns Countering Violent Extremism
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How Islamic is "Islamic Studies"?

YouTube, How Islamic is "Islamic Studies"? Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, Distinguished Lecture
I haven't seen this in fully yet.
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Jihadology

Graeme Wood, The Atlantic, Don't Shut Down the Internet's Biggest Jihadi Archive, 10 Dec 2018 Read More…

Jihadology Access Concerns

David Bond, ft.com, How extremist videos are hitting UK relations with US tech groups, 2 Dec 2018
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Research on Reddit

vox-pol, Upvoting Extremism, Part I: An Assessment Of Extreme Right Discourse On Reddit
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Uighur monitoring

Scoop, One Million Chinese Move Uninvited Into Uighur Homes
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Building Resilience to Extremism and Exploitation

I'm participating in the 'Building Resilience to Extremism and Exploitation' event in Cardiff on 28 November Read More…

Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy

Peter Mandaville and Shadi Hamid, Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy, Brookings
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CPF

CFP, Sociology of Religion Study Group (SocRel) Annual Conference 2019, 'Communicating Religion', 9-11 July 2019, Cardiff University [PDF] Read More…

Digital Middle East

New book 'Digital Middle East' looks very promising. Read More…
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