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Michael KEMPER

Portrait KEMPER Michael
Professeur des universités

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Department of History, European Studies and Religious Studies
Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam

m.kemper[at]uva.nl

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Since 2007 Michael Kemper is professor of Eastern European History and Eastern European Studies at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). At present he also serves as director of the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES) of UvA's Faculty of Humanities. Before coming to Holland Kemper worked as assistant professor of Eurasian history at St. Lawrence University, NY (2005-2007), and at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany where he defended his PhD (1997) and his habilitation (2003) in the field of Islamic studies.

Intérêts scientifiques / Scientific interests

Kemper is interested in the political and religious history of Islam in the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet area. His publications on Sufism, Islamic law and theology, and historiography are often based on Arabic and Turkic manuscripts.

Champs / Research fields

  • Russia
  • Caucasus
  • Central Asia
  • Balkans

Enseignements / Teaching activities

As head of the Eastern European Studies chair group Kemper is contributing to the Eastern European Studies track within the European Studies program of the University of Amsterdam, and teaches BA and MA classes mainly on modern political history and on Islam in Eastern Europe.

Publications
 

Recent publications (2017-2019)

Books
 

Russia’s Islam and Orthodoxy beyond the Institutions: Languages of Conversion, Competition and Convergence, ed. by Alfrid K. Bustanov and Michael Kemper (London and New York: Routledge, 2018), 114 pp.; first published as special issue of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 28.2 (2017), “Russia’s Islam and Orthodoxy beyond the Institutions”, guest editors: Alfrid K. Bustanov and Michael Kemper.

The Piety of Learning: Islamic Studies in Honor of Stefan Reichmuth, ed.by Michael Kemper and Ralf Elger (Leiden: Brill, 2017).

Articles
 

Gulnaz Sibgatullina and Michael Kemper, "The Imperial Paradox: Islamic Eurasianism in Contemporary Russia", Resignification of Borders: Eurasianism and the Russian World, ed. by Nina Friess and Konstantin Kaminskij (Berlin: Frank und Timme, 2019), 97-124.

“Religious Political Technology: Damir Mukhetdinov's Russian Islam", Religion, State and Society 47.2 (2019), 214-233.

Shamil Shikhaliev and Michael Kemper, "Kadimitskaia i dzhadidskaia sistemy obrazovaniia v Dagestane: vzgliad na prepodavanie arabskogo iazyka i islama v XX v.", Vostok-Oriens (Institute of Oriental Studies RAS) 6/2018.

"Der Streit um die Orthodoxie der Ukraine: die Risiken der kirchenpolitischen Eskalation", Osteuropa 68 (2018), 143-154.

"Bogoslovskie i pravovye spory rossiiskikh ulemov kontsa XVIII-serediny XIX v.",Rossiiskii islam. Ocherki istorii i kul'tury, ed. A.K. Alikberov, V.O. Bobrovnikov, A.K. Bustanov (Moscow: Institut Vostokovedeniia RAN, 2018),132-208.

'Sufiiskaia literatura Uralo-Povolzh"ia. 'Abd ar-Rakhim al-Bulgari (al-Utyz-Imiani, 1754-1835)", in Rossiiskii islam. Ocherki istorii i kul'tury, ed. A.K. Alikberov, V.O. Bobrovnikov, A.K. Bustanov (Moscow: Institut Vostokovedeniia RAN, 2018), 209-268.

"Struggling with Schulze", Islam in der Moderne – Moderne im Islam. Eine Festschrift für Reinhard Schulze zum 65. Geburtstag, herausgegeben von Florian Zemmin, Johannes Stephan und Monica Corrado (Leiden: Brill, 2018), 568-579.

"Islam kak obshchenational'noe kul'turnoe nasledie v poslestalinskom Dagestane: ot idzhtikhada k prosveshchenii", Istoriia, arkheologiia i etnografiia Kavkaza 2 (2018), 127-143.

Alfrid K. Bustanov and Michael Kemper, "'Traditsionnyi islam Valiullly Iakupova", Vostok/Orients (Moscow), 3/2017, 123-139. Also in: Rossiiskii islam. Ocherki istorii i kul'tury, ed. A.K. Alikberov, V.O. Bobrovnikov, A.K. Bustanov (Moscow: Institut Vostokovedeniia RAN, 2018), 372-395.

"From 1917 to 1937: The Mufti, the Turkologist, and Stalin's Terror", Die Welt des Islams 57.2 (2017), 162-191.

Michael Kemper and Ralf Elger, “Introduction: The Piety of Learning”, The Piety of Learning: Islamic Studies in Honor of Stefan Reichmuth, ed.by Michael Kemper and Ralf Elger (Leiden: Brill, 2017), 1-11.

Shamil Shikhaliev and Michael Kemper,Sayfallāh-Qāḍī Bashlarov: Sufi Networks between the North Caucasus and the Volga-Urals”, The Piety of Learning: Islamic Studies in Honor of Stefan Reichmuth, ed. by Michael Kemper and Ralf Elger (Leiden: Brill, 2017), 166-198.

Alfrid K. Bustanov and Michael Kemper, “Editorial: Russia’s Islam and Orthodoxy beyond the Institutions: Languages of Conversion, Competition and Convergence”, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 28.2 (2017), special issue: Russia's Islam and Orthodoxy beyond the Institutions, 129-139.

Gulnaz Sibgatullina and Michael Kemper, “Between Salafism and Eurasianism: Geidar Dzhemal and the Islamic Revolution in Russia”, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations28.2 (2017), special issue: Russia's Islam and Orthodoxy beyond the Institutions, ed. by Alfrid K. Bustanov and Michael Kemper, 219-236.

Projets collectifs / Collective projects

In cooperation with colleagues from the region and from the West Kemper conducted several funded research programs, including

The Russian Language of Islam (2014-2019, funded by the Dutch Scientific Organisation; two PhD dissertations completed; one post-doc; in cooperation with Leiden University)

Observing Islam, Observing Each Other: Western and Soviet Studies on Islam in Eurasia (Volkswagen Foundation, 2011; with Univ. of Bonn)

Turkmen Research and Exchange Network (Dutch Scientific Organisation, 2009-10; with Int. Institute for Social History, Amsterdam)

The Legacy of Soviet Oriental Studies (2008-2013, Dutch Scientific Organisation), two PhDs completed)

Junior Research Group Islamic Networks of Education in Local and Transnational Contexts , 18th - 20th Centuries (1998-2004, Volkswagen Foundation); director. In cooperation with Prof. Dr. Stefan Reichmuth this group produced six PhD dissertations.

Soviet and Post-Soviet Oriental Studies on Central Asia and the Caucasus: Between Scholarship and Politics, (Volkswagen Foundation, 2008-09, with Asia Center, Bonn)

Gewohnheitsrecht zwischen Staat und Gesellschaft: Rechtspluralismus in der Islamischen Welt (Volkswagen Foundation; with Univ. of Bamberg).

Islamische Bildung in der Sowjetunion und ihren Nachfolgestaaten (2002-2004, Volkswagen Foundation, directed by Dr. Raoul Motika, then Heidelberg),

Muslim Culture in Russia and Central Asia (1996-1998), INTAS; with Stefan Reichmuth and Anke von Kügelgen, Bochum University).

Autres activités scientifiques / Other scientific activities

Kemper is member of several editorial and advisory boards, including:

  • Die Welt des Islams (Brill) (since January 2016 member of permanent editorial team)
  • Vestnik Rossiiskogo universiteta druzhby narodov, seriia istoricheskaia (Moscow) (permanent 'honorary editor’ since 2018)
  • Istoriia, arkheologiia i etnografiia Kavkaza (Institute of History, Archeology and Ethnography, Dagestani Branch of the RAS, Makhachkala, Dagestan, RF)
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