KHK Visiting Research Fellow 2010
University Professor for Islam and Historical Anthropology, School of History and Interdisciplinary Historical Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Aziz Al-Azmeh has taught across the whole thematic range of Arab and Islamic historical studies, medieval and modern, at the American University of Beirut, Kuwait University, the University of Exeter and, since 2002, at the Central European University in Budapest. He was Visiting Professor at Yale University, Columbia University, the University of California (Berkeley), and Georgetown University. He was fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the Swedish Institute for Advanced Studies and the Kollegium Budapest. Aziz Al-Azmeh was Directeur de Recherches Associe, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris. He has served on the editorial boards of several academic journals.
During his Fellowship in Bochum he will be working on a project entitled ‘Freethinking in Arab and Islamic History’, which will provide a connected interpretative narrative of the phenomena of religious scepticism and disbelief in medieval and modern Arab culture.
- D.Phil., Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 1977
- M.A., Philosophy, Islamic Studies and Political Science, Eberhard-Karls University, Tübingen, Germany, 1973
- License-ès-Lettres, Philosophy and Sociology, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon, 1971
Duration: August 2010 to July 2011
Project: Freethinking in Arab and Islamic History