AGYA Alumni Jointly building bridges into the future
AGYA made one of my dreams come true: to build strong academic networks and close collaborations with colleagues from different Arab universities – connections I hope will last a lifetime!
My ‘biggest project’ within AGYA was a conference on “The Place of the Humanities in Research, Education and Society. An Arab-German Dialogue” (together with Barbara Winkler, Nuha al Shaar and Beate LaSala) which brought together more than 130 scholars from Germany and the Arab world.
I have also conducted successful AGYA projects on historical research in Iraq (with Bashar Ibrahim), on museums in Syria and the UAE (with Ammar Abdulrahman), on the history of philosophy (with Mohamed Alwahaib), and on refugees in the Euro-Mediterranean (with Tamirace Fakhoury). I remain active as an AGYA alumna and continue to work on projects and support active members in their research and academic careers.
|2021 - today||Professor of Medieval European History and Cultures, University of Regensburg, Germany|
2020 - 2021
|Professor of Medieval European History and Cultures, University of Passau, Germany|
2014 - 2019
|Junior Research Group Leader in ‘Transcultural Studies’, University of Heidelberg (habilitation submitted 2019)|
2008 - 2014
|Assistant Professor for the History of the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany|
2007 - 2008
|Lecturer in Medieval History, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany|
|PhD in History (summa cum laude), University of Münster, Germany|
|MA in History, Middle Eastern Studies and Theology, University of Münster, Germany|
- My Commitment to AGYA
- Former Member of the AGYA Steering Committee 2015 & 2016
On a personal note
Must read in my discipline:
Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century by Jürgen Osterhammel
The Magic Mountain (Der Zauberberg) by Thomas Mann