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Q. Participating colleagues


Asad Ahmad, University of California, Berkeley

Francesca Bray, Edinburgh University

Rainer Brömer, Istanbul University

Shervin Farridnejad, Free University, Berlin

Pedro Mantas, University of Cordoba

Matteo Martelli, Humboldt University, Berlin

Matthew Melvin-Koushki, University of South Carolina

Lutz Richter-Bernburg, emeritus, University of Tübingen

Jeffrey A. Oaks, University of Indianapolis

Sajjad Rizvi, University of Exeter

Emilie Savage-Smith, emerita, Oxford University 

Dagmar Schäfer, MPIWG, Berlin

Justin Stearns, NYU Abu Dhabi






We are a group of scholars of intellectual, cultural and material history of Islamicate societies in West Asia, Central Asia, North Africa and medieval Europe and of societies in East Asia. We are supported by  Rana Brentjes, a cultural historian and fotodesigner.


Sonja Brentjes

Please, contact us with questions, proposals or critique.


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