British Islam and English Law
This project aims to place the fraught relationship between English civil law and British Islam on a more principled and practical footing.
From Intolerance to Inclusion
The From Intolerance to Inclusion project is collecting local level survey data to map attitudes towards others based on religion, ethnicity and nationality across England and Wales. Our aim is to create a national index of public attitudes which will be known as the Woolf Tolerance Index.
From Tuscany to Alexandria: Arabic letters in the Prize Paper Collections
Dr Wagner is working on a new project, which deals with the Arabic letters of The Prize Paper Collections in the National Archives in Kew Gardens.
Late Judaeo-Arabic Correspondence of Ottoman Traders
This project examines documentary Late Judaeo-Arabic, the most important mode of communication for the widespread network of the Jewish traders in the late Mamluk and Ottoman periods.
Living in Harmony: Music, Memory and Encounters between Jewish, Muslim and Christian Neighbours
This project will examine diasporic Jewish and Muslim communities from Aleppo and Baghdad through music and memory, both individual and collective, and encounter. This three-year project has been funded by the K C Shasha Charitable Foundation.
Measures of Success: Evaluating the Impact of Interfaith Dialogue
The overall aim of this two-year research project is to develop a set of indicators that measure the impact of direct and grassroots interreligious dialogue initiatives.
Religious Sisterhood: Encounters of Gender, Religion and Belonging in the UK
This ethnographic study focuses on the emergence of grassroot female interfaith initiatives, analysing the creative ways religious women negotiate their challenges and struggles as women of faith, together.
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 believes, particularly of young people in Western Europe. The research analyses contemporary dynamics in both Abrahamic and non-Abrahamic religious fundamentalisms in various spatial contexts across the UK.
Wisdom and Greatness in One Place: the 15th-c. Alexandrian Trader Moses Ben Judah and His Circle
Together with her colleague Dotan Arad (Bar Ilan University), Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner is currently preparing an edition of mercantile letters from 15th-century Alexandria, which are part of the manuscript collections in the Bodleian.