Research in the Humanities

Episode 2 – Jun 2020

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In this podcast episode, two AGYA alumni, Professor Julia Hauser from Germany and Professor Bilal Orfali from Lebanon, discuss the implications of COVID-19 on research in the humanities. Julia focuses on the history of masks and the public perception of facial covering in Europe, while Bilal illustrates how Sufi practises in Islamic mystical traditions can offer spiritual guidance in times of crisis.

Julia Hauser is Junior Professor of Global History at the University of Kassel in Germany. Bilal Orfali is Professor for Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.

Julia Hauser

University of Kassel Department of Social Sciences

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Bilal Orfali

Arabic & Islamic Studies
American University of Beirut Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages

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