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Postdoctoral visiting fellow, October 2017 - September 2018
Mathieu Eychenne joined the OIB in October 2017 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. He holds a Ph.D in History of the Aix-Marseille University (2007). He worked as researcher at the French Institute of the Near East (Ifpo) in Damascus (2008-11) and Beirut (2011-13). He taught at the École Normale Supérieure (Paris) in 2014-15. In 2016-17, he was a Junior Fellow at the Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg at the University of Bonn in Germany.
His research interests include the social and economic history of medieval and early modern Bilad al-Sham, with a focus on Damascus and its province. His current research project at the OIB encompasses the interactions of Damascus with its rural hinterland, focusing on land property and waqfs, rural economy (agricultural production and prices) and environmental issues (climate).