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Gary R. Bunt

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Review: Hashtag Islam

A thought provoking review of Hashtag Islam, in Inscriber, written by Atanas Shinikov: "The book is the most comprehensive overview I’ve come across, of the multiple ways in which the Internet as both media and a tool, represents a radical game changer within the global umma." Discover More…

Webinar

I will be providing a seminar for this webinar series in September. Check out the other speakers here: Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies (AVACGIS) at George Mason University, Covid-19 and Muslim Religiosity: an AVACGIS Webinar Series

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المدونات في بلدان العالم الإسلامي

المدونات في بلدان العالم الإسلامي 
“The Islamic Blogosphere,” by Gary R. Bunt, published in Arabic in Fossoul (79) (Winter/Spring 2011): 178-210. نشرت هذه الورقة في مجلة "فصول" العدد رقم (79) شتاء/ربيع 2011: ص ص 178-210. trans. Alaaeldin Mahmoud available in Academia.edu

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Online Seminar

Gary R. Bunt, 'The Allah Algorithm: Islamic Influencers over Time, Space and the Internet'. garybunt_020620_presentation
Live from my living room, as part of UWTSD's Research Seminar Series on Religion, I'll be presenting at Tuesday 2nd June at 4.00 p.m. (UK time) 'The Allah Algorithm: Islamic Influencers over Time, Space and the Internet'. This is based on work in progress. It'll include some reflections on the COVID-19 situation and its impact on online discourse. The session will last for an hour or so.Access is via Teams. DM me if you require a link.

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'The Net Imam Paradox: Leadership, Authority and Representation in Cyberspace'

In January 2019, I gave a presentation entitled 'The Net Imam Paradox: Leadership, Authority and Representation in Cyberspace' at Cardiff University, which has just been released on YouTube. Discover More…

Surfing the App Souq

Written a decade ago, this has re-surfaced on the revamped CyberOrient site as a PDF: Gary R. Bunt, Surfing the App Souq: Islamic Applications for Mobile Devices
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Review: Hashtag Islam

Al Bawaba, How Effective is Cyber Islam? Discover More…

Review: 'Hashtag Islam'

Review of 'Hashtag Islam' in the New Arab: Discover More…

Public Lecture

Looking forward to meeting researchers with related interests at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where I'm giving a public lecture today - part of the Canadian Muslims Online programme. Discover More…

Public Lecture

I'm giving a Public Lecture in UQAM Montreal on 19th February 2020. Discover More…

Review: Hashtag Islam

Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture review of Hashtag Islam Discover More…

Review: Hashtag Islam

Review of Hashtag Islam Discover More…

Flashback to 1999

a trip through the archives @20 Discover More…

ResearchGate

I'm now on ResearchGate (although still have to add some materials)

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Cyber Islamic Environments

Here's a piece in Geotimes by Ahmad Munawwir which takes a retrospective look at some of my earlier research (in Indonesian)

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Discount on 'Hashtag Islam' +

Commercial Break:

40% off UNC Press titles including
#HashtagIslam and several books in the Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks series. Details: https://uncpress.org/religious-studies-sale/
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MEJ Review - Hashtag Islam

Andrea L. Stanton, Middle East Journal, October 2019 Discover More…

Review - Hashtag Islam

Paul K Mcclure, Hashtag Islam: How Cyber-Islamic Environments Are Transforming Religious Authority, by GARY R. BUNT, Sociology of Religion, Volume 80, Issue 4, Winter 2019, Pages 542–543 Discover More…

Islam Virtual Menjelajah Islam di Jagad Maya

Unexpected Indonesian edition of my book … Discover More…

AICIS2019 Round-up

Conclusion of an interesting week in Jakarta at AICIS2019:

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'Inside the Fatwa Machine'

I'm currently attending AICIS 2019 in Jakarta. A couple of diagrams I'll be using in my presentation 'Inside the Fatwa Machine' are here:

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'Hashtag Islam'

'Hashtag Islam' is now available through OUP as an e-book: Oxford: Oxford University Press, Oxford Index, 2019 [subscription required]

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AICIS Conference

One month to go … AICIS 19th Annual Conference on Islamic Studies [and on Facebook here] Discover More…
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