Assessing the Effectiveness of Interfaith Initiatives
A collaboration between Woolf Institute, Georgetown University Qatar and the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID), and with the generous support of the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Assessing the Effectiveness of Interfaith Initiatives is a 3-year ethnographic research project that centres on Delhi, Doha & London.
Bridging the Gap between Muslims and Hospices
On behalf of Hospice UK and Together for Short Lives, the Woolf Institute is leading the research project: Bridging the Gap between Muslims and Hospices.
Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations
In 2005, the Woolf Institute produced a British-Academy funded Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations.
Exegetical Encounter in Late Antiquity
The Leverhulme Trust funded Exegetical Encounter in Late Antiquity which explored the interaction between Jewish and Christian biblical commentators in the formative period of both religions.
A Handbook and Reader of Ottoman Arabic
This project produced the first linguistic volume to focus exclusively on varieties of Christian, Jewish and Muslim Arabic in the Ottoman Empire of the 15th-20th centuries, and present Ottoman Arabic material in a didactic and easily accessible way.
Life and Death in Islam and Judaism
As a Junior Research Fellow, Dr Marta Dominguez-Diaz pursued a postdoctoral research project at the Woolf Institute, comparing religious variations in attitudes towards death, dying and grief and the ways in which individuals and communities respond to death in Muslim and Jewish communities in Britain.
Merchants of Innovation. The Languages of Traders
Following a conference on traders' languages (St John's College, Cambridge) which sought to place trade languages within a wider sociolinguistic context and examine their effect on standard varieties of a large number of different languages, Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner edited a themed volume with Dr Ben Outhwaite & Dr Bettina Beinhoff.
Strictly Observant Religion, Gender and the State (SORGES)
This two-year project will investigate how and why fundamentalist beliefs and practices function as they do. The project aims to understand the attraction of fundamentalist beliefs, particularly to young people of Western Europe. The research analyses contemporary dynamics in both Abrahamic and non-Abrahamic religious fundamentalisms in various spatial contexts across the UK.
Trust in Crisis
A multi-country research project which examined trust within three separate approaches to generating local resources and enhancing individual self-awareness: inter-religious understanding, social action, and economic development.
Wittgenstein and Interfaith Disagreement
This project explored both the potentials and the limitations of using Wittgenstein's philosophy for the purpose of understanding interreligious disagreements.