Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, October 2017 -May 2018
Mathieu Eychenne holds a PhD in History from the Aix-Marseille University, France (2007). He previously worked as a research associate at the French Institute of the Near East (Ifpo) in Damascus (2008 – 2011) and Beirut (2011-13). He taught the history of the Medieval Middle East and North Africa at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris (2014/15) and was awarded a Junior Fellowship at the Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg at the University of Bonn in Germany in 2016/17. Since 2018 he is assistant professor (maître de conférences) at Paris Diderot University.
His research interests include the social and economic history of medieval and early modern Bilād al-Shām, 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 pious endowments (waqf), rural economy (agricultural production and prices) and environmental issues (climate).