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.
Dick Douwes (2010) - Onze Lieve Vrouwe van Said - ZemZem: Tijdschrift over het Midden-Oosten, Noord-Afrika en Islam, 30, 30-34
LA (Linda) Herrera & Dick Douwes (2005) - Debates on Islam in Europe - ISIM Review, No.15, 60
Dick 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
LA (Linda) Herrera & Dick Douwes (2004) - Special Issue on Martyrdom. ISIM Newsletter #14. (June) International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, The Netherlands.
Dick Douwes & Mohamad Meqdad (2020) - Muslim Cultures and Societies 2020 online short course series - Muslim Cultures and Societies 2020 online short course series
Dick Douwes & G Berg (Leiden University) (2020) - NISIS Autumn School, Co-organizer - NISIS Autumn School, Co-organizer
Dick Douwes (2019) - The Aga Khan University and The Victoria and Albert Museum’s Culture in Crisis Programme - The Aga Khan University and The Victoria and Albert Museum’s Culture in Crisis Programme
Dick Douwes (2018) - Shrine Culture: Sectarianisation and its Alternatives - Workshop Shrines & Sacred Spaces in Post-Ottoman Societies Finnish Institute
Dick Douwes (2018) - Shrine Politics in Lebanon and Syria: Reorganizing Sacred Space - NISIS Spring School: Space, Place and Dwelling
Dick Douwes (2017) - Shrine Politics - In stutute for the Study of Muslim Civilization, Aga Khan University
Dick Douwes (2017) - Shrine Politics in the Middle East: Holy Sites and Public Space - Recreating Pluralism; Socio-Religious Continuity in Post-Ottoman Societies
Dick Douwes (2013) - Citizenship, Personal Status Law and the Muslim Other in Post-Ottoman Syria and Lebanon - Invited keynote lecture: Islam and the non-Muslim Other: Doctrines, Attitudes, and Practices
Dick Douwes (2012) - Citizenship, Personal Status Law and the Muslim Other in Colonial and Postcolonial Syria and Lebanon - Invited lecture: NISIS Istanbul Spring School
Dick Douwes (2007) - God's Draaimolen; Religie en Samenleving in het Midden-Oosten - Oratie
Dick Douwes (2018) - Positie van Arabischtalige Alawieten in het Midden-Oosten - Conferentie Alevieten en Alevitisme in het Midden Oosten
Dick Douwes (2012) - The sectarian catch in Asad's Syria (Suriya al-Asad): the Alawite community and the uprising - Clingendael Seminar on Syria