prof.dr. D. (Dick) Douwes

Dick Douwes
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Dick Douwes is Professor of Global History, at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Since 2006 he is also dean of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

Professor Douwes studied Arabic Language and Culture at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. In 1993 he received his PhD at Nijmegen University. He lectured on the history of the Middle East at the universities of Nijmegen and Leiden. From 1994 to 1998 he was coordinator of the programme Indonesian-Netherlands’ Cooperation in Islamic Studies (INIS) at Leiden University.

As of 1998 onwards he was academic coordinator - later executive director - of the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM) and editor of the ISIM Newsletter/Review and ISIM Papers series. He has published on late Ottoman history in Syria and on religious plurality in the Middle East, as well as on Muslims in Western Europe.

  • D. Douwes (2010). Onze Lieve Vrouwe van Said. ZemZem: Tijdschrift over het Midden-Oosten, Noord-Afrika en Islam, 30 , 30-34.
  • L.A. Herrera & D. Douwes (2005). Debates on Islam in Europe. ISIM Review, No.15 , 60.
  • D. Douwes (2017). The Ottomans in Syria. London: I.B. Tauris
  • D. Douwes (2016). De islam; een kleine geschiedenis. Amsterdam: Prometheus
  • D. Douwes (2015). Sayyida Zaynab: Sektarisme en de oorlog in Syrië. In J. Wagemakers & M. de Koning (Eds.), Islam in Verandering (pp. 217-224). Almere: Parthenon
  • D. Douwes (2014). Mapping Religious Practice in Syria at the Turn of the 20th Century; Samual Ives Curtiss’ Construction of Primitive Semitic Religion. In S. Daccache & C. Edde (Eds.), Cohabitation et conflits dans le Bilad al-Cham à l’époque ottoman (pp. 325-334). Beyrouth: Balamand
  • D. Douwes (2013). Going Public: Minority Muslim Communities and Public Space in Syria (Prior to the Revolt). In W. Hofstee & A. van der Kooij (Eds.), Religion beyond its Private Role in Modern Society (pp. 71-82). Leiden - Boston: Brill
  • D. Douwes (2013). At-Tarikh al-Hadith li-l-Isma’iliyin an-Nizariyin fi Suriya. In Farhad Daftari (Ed.), Tarikh al-Isma’iliyin al-Hadith (pp. 45-74). Beirut: Dar al-Saqi
  • D. Douwes (2011). Van divers naar gelijk? Religie en politiek in het Midden-Oosten. In M. Grever, I. de Haan, D. Hondius & S. Legene (Eds.), Grenzeloze Gelijkheid: Historische vertogen over Cultuurverschil (pp. 43-58). Amsterdam: Bert Bakker
  • D. Douwes (2010). Migration, Faith and Community: Extra-Local Linkages in Coastal Syria. In P. Sluglett & S. Weber (Eds.), Syria and Bilad al-Sham under Ottoman Rule (The Ottoman Empire and its Heritage, 43) (pp. 483-495). Leiden. Boston: Brill
  • D. Douwes (2010). Modern History of the Nizari Ismailis of Syria. In F. Daftary (Ed.), A Modern History of the Ismailis: Continuity and Change in a Muslim Community (pp. 19-44). London. New York: I.B. Tauris Publishers
  • D. Douwes (2009). Matching Modernity with Traditional Tolerance. The Politics of Religious Diversity in the Middle East. In Ch. Timmerman, J. Leman, H. Roos & B. Segaert (Eds.), In-Between Spaces. Christian and Muslim Minorities in Transition in Europe and the Middle East (pp. 33-44). Brussels: Peter Lang
  • D. Douwes (2009). Met of zonder imam, moslims vinden hun weg. In S. Vellenga, S. Harchaoui, H. El Madkouri & B. Sijses (Eds.), Mist in de polder: zicht op ontwikkelingen omtrent de islam in Nederland (pp. 87-104). Amsterdam: Aksant
  • D. Douwes (2018). The War on Shrines. Geweld tegen heiligdommen en pelgrims in Syrie. ZemZem: Tijdschrift over het Midden-Oosten, Noord-Afrika en Islam, 14 (1), 54-61.
  • D. Douwes (2018, juni 21). Positie van Arabischtalige Alawieten in het Midden-Oosten. Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Conferentie Alevieten en Alevitisme in het Midden Oosten.
  • D. Douwes (2012, oktober 25). The sectarian catch in Asad's Syria (Suriya al-Asad): the Alawite community and the uprising. The Hague, Clingendael Seminar on Syria.
  • D. Douwes (2007). Islam in the Netherlands. In L. Devoldere & e.a. (Eds.), The Low Countries: Arts and society in flanders and the Netherlands (pp. 182-188)
  • D. Douwes (2006). Nederland en zijn islam. Ons Erfgoed, 49 (2), 163-169.
  • D. Douwes (2006). Islam in een Notendop. Amsterdam: Bert Bakker
  • D. Douwes (2012). De Osmaanse heerschappij was islamitisch, maar rustte aanvankelijk op de expertise van zijn voorgangers, waaronder de Byzantijnen. Geschiedenis Magazine, 2 (Maart), 16-21.
  • D. Douwes & Z. Özdil (2011, november 22). Constantinopel en omstreken. Volkskrant
  • D. Douwes (2007). De Islam in een Notendop (4e druk). Amsterdam: Bert Bakker
  • D. Douwes (2015). Shrine politics in Syria; devotees, tourists and partisans. Transnational Religion Seminar: Free University Amsterdam (2015, april 17 - 2015, april 17).
  • D. Douwes (2014). Sectarianism and its counter discourses in the post-colonial Middle East. Arab Citizenship in the New Political Era Conference: Rabat (2014, mei 27 - 2014, mei 28).
  • D. Douwes (2013). The Impact of the Creation of Hatay on Communities and Their Regional. Middle East Studies Association 47th Annual Meeting: New Orleans (2013, oktober 10 - 2013, oktober 13).
  • D. Douwes (2007, juni 21). God's Draaimolen; Religie en Samenleving in het Midden-Oosten. Rotterdam, Oratie.

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