Directorate

Directorate

Birgit Schäbler

Phone: +961 (0)1 359173 | Email: schaebler@orient-institut.org

Birgit Schäbler is Professor of Middle East History at the University of Erfurt and since October 2017 director of the OIB. She studied History, Islamic Studies and Political Science at the universities Würzburg, Erlangen and Berkeley, USA. She has held positions and fellowships at Erlangen University, Duke University, Harvard University and Georgia’s Public Liberal Arts University between 1997 and 2002, before returning to Germany. She founded the first trans-regional research platform in 2008 at the University of Erfurt. Her research interests include currently the relations between Area History and Global History, between the Middle East and Europe, and the research paradigm of “relations” in general, as well as the history of Orientalism and Oriental Studies in Germany, postcolonialism and the question of alterity in Middle Eastern societies from the 19th century to the present.

Publications

English:

2016: Modern Muslims. Ernest Renan and the History of the first „Islamdebate“ 1883, Schöningh Verlag (German).

2012: Humanism, Orientalism, Modernity: A Critique, in: Jörn Rüsen u.a. Humanism and Muslim Culture - Historical Heritage and Contemporary Challenges, National Taiwan University Press, S. 147-162.

2007: Post-Colonial Constructions of the Self as Scholarship in Edward Said, in: Alf Lüdtke u.a., Gelehrtenleben. Wissenschaftspraxis in der Neuzeit, Böhlau-Verlag, S. 87−100 (German).

2007: (ed.) Area Studies and the World. Area Histories and Global History, Mandelbaum Verlag. (German)

2004: (ed. with Stenberg, L.), Globalization and the Muslim World. Culture, Religion and Modernity, Syracuse University Press.

2003: Revolts in Jabal Hawran. From the Ottomans to Independence. A Historical-Anthropological Study, Ergon/Dar an-Nahar (German and Arabic).


Deutsch:

2016: Moderne Muslime. Ernest Renan und die Geschichte der ersten Islamdebatte 1883, Schöningh Verlag.

2012: Humanism, Orientalism, Modernity: A Critique, in: Jörn Rüsen u.a. Humanism and Muslim Culture - Historical Heritage and Contemporary Challenges, National Taiwan University Press, S. 147-162.

2007: Post-koloniale Konstruktionen des Selbst als Wissenschaft. Anmerkungen einer Nahost-Historikerin zu Leben und Werk Edward Saids, in: Alf Lüdtke u.a., Gelehrtenleben. Wissenschaftspraxis in der Neuzeit, Böhlau-Verlag, S. 87−100.

2007: (ed.) Area Studies und die Welt. Weltregionen und neue Globalgeschichte, Mandelbaum Verlag.

2004: (ed. mit Stenberg, L.), Globalization and the Muslim World. Culture, Religion and Modernity, Syracuse University Press.

2003: Aufstände im Drusenbergland. Von den Osmanen bis zum unabhängigen Staat. Eine historisch-anthropologische Studie, Ergon/Dar an-Nahar.

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