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Dr. Majid Daneshgar

University of Otago
Religions- und Islamwissenschaften
Junior Fellow
Marie S. Curie FCFP Fellow
September 2017 - August 2018


Majid Daneshgar studied Religion with particular reference to the connection between Islamic intellectual and exegetical progress in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He is also interested in Malay-Indonesian Islamic literature and exegetical works. He completed his PhD at the University of Malaya where he also worked as Assistant Professor of Religion and Islamic Studies. Later on, he worked as a lecturer at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where he was nominated for the Most Inclusive Teacher Award in 2015. Majid also received the Auckland Library Heritage Trust Scholarship in 2017 by which he could compile the Catalogue of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Materials in New Zealand. This project will be published in the near future.

Publikationen (Auswahl)


Censorship in Malay Islamic and Exegetical Works

In this study, the approach to Shi‘i textual materials in the Malay-Indonesian World is considered. This project will examine the process of censorship from the 19th century onwards in two important genres of written sources used by Malays, i.e. popular Islamic literature and Qur’anic commentaries. This interdisciplinary study bridges the religion, history, politics and culture of the Middle Eastern and Malay-Indonesian worlds.



A Middle Eastern Odyssey: From Constantinople to Palmyra

Exhibition at the Central Library of the University of Otago, New Zealand
Friday, 16 March 2018 - Friday, 1 June 2018

Online exhibition

Inventory of Middle Eastern and Islamic language materials compiled by Majid Daneshgar
Exhibition catalog as a PDF download