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Heidemann, Stefan

Professor, Asian Africa Institute
University of Hamburg


Stefan Heidemann Professor of Islamic Studies at Universität Hamburg, formerly Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum and Professor of Islamic History and Material Culture at The Bard Graduate Center, New York. Islamic Studies, Economics, and Modern History, Regensburg, Damascus, Cairo, Berlin; M.A. in Islamic Studies, Free University Berlin 1991; Ph.D. Free University 1993; Habilitation, Jena University 2001; Assistant and Associate Professor, Jena U. 1994-2010; Visiting Professor, BGC 2009-2010. Fellowships include Dumbarton Oaks/Harvard U., Washington, D.C.; Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Aga-Khan Program of Islamic Architecture at MIT, Cambridge, Mass; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK; and others. Samir-Shamma-Prize of the Royal Numismatic Society for Islamic Numismatics 2005. Cooperation with German, British, French, and Syrian archaeological missions, in al-Raqqa, Damascus, Aleppo, Masyaf, and other sites. Publications include Das Aleppiner Kalifat (1994); Die Renaissance der Städte (2002); Raqqa II: Die islamische Stadt (ed. and main author) (2003); “Economic Growth and Currency in Ayy?bid Palestine.” Ayy?bid Jerusalem (2009); “Charity and Piety for the Transformation of the Cities.” Charity and Giving in Monotheistic Religions (2009), and “The Agricultural Hinterland of Baghdad, al-Raqqa and Samarra'”, Le Proche-Orient de Justinien aux Abbasides (2011) and numerous other articles.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
13th-18th Centuries   
7th-13th Centuries   
Urban Studies   
Islamic Law   
Development   
Mamluk Studies   
Numismatics   
History of Architecture   
Medieval   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Islamic World   
Syria   
Egypt   
Mediterranean Countries   
Central Asia   
Anatolia   
SPECIALTIES
Cultural, economic and political history   
material culture and numismatics   
urban development in the Middle East   
LANGUAGES
English (Fluent)   
German (Native)   
Arabic (Fluent)   
French (Advanced)   
Persian (Elementary)   
Syriac (Elementary)   
Latin (Elementary)   
EDUCATION
PhD1993Islamic StudiesFree University Berlin
MA1991Islamic StudiesFree University Berlin
ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED AT MESA MEETINGS SINCE 2009
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Stefan Heidemann






Universitaet Hamburg
Asien Afrika Institut
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1 (Ost)
Hamburg D-20146
Germany
stefan.heidemann@uni-hamburg.de

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