is associate professor of Arabic literature at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”. She works on the Arabic popular literature of the post-classical period, particular dealing with the legendar maghāzī literature, on adab and encyclopaedism. Among her books: Le meraviglie del creato (2008) and Ghāzī and ghazw in Muslim Literature and Historiography, ed. by F. Bellino and M. Bernardini (forthcoming).
is assistant professor of Arabic literature at the University of Turin. She works on the Mediterranean circulation of knowledge and translations during the 18th and 19th centuries, with a particular focus on the relation between Italy and the late Ottoman world. Her most recent publications focus on the translation and reception of Machiavelli and Dante into Arabic.
is Director of the Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS) and Senior Research Fellow at CNRS. He is working on the makings of knowledge and society in colonial India. His last book to be published in 2019 is The Hindu Sufis of South Asia: partition, shrine culture and the Sindhis of India (London, I. B. Tauris).
is Professor of Modern History at Université Paris Diderot. Among his most recent publications: L’Empire ottoman. Questions d’Orient (La Documentation française, 2018), Quand les Ottomans firent le point. Histoire graphique, technique et linguistique de la ponctuation turque ottomane (Brepols, 2019).
received his PhD from the University of Aix-Marseille (France) in 2014, where he submitted a thesis on the life and the work of the Nishapurian sufi master ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Qushayrī. He is associate professor for Islamic Studies at the INALCO (Paris). He published several articles in the field of islamic mysticism and co-edited the volume Ethics and Spirituality in islam. Sufi Adab (Brill, 2017).
Stéphane A. Dudoignon
is CNRS Research Professor at PSL University/EHESS/CETOBAC, Paris. Works on Islam and authority in the modern Middle East and Central Asia. He has published recently The Baluch, Sunnism and the State in Iran: From Local to Global (Hurst & Oxford University Press, 2017).
is associate professor of history at Sorbonne Université, Paris. She works on the political and intellectual life and the ideas of reform in the late Ottoman Arab World. She recently published Histoire du Moyen-Orient du XIXe siècle à nos jours (Paris, 2016) with Catherine Mayeur-Jaouen et Chantal Verdeil.
(Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo) works on Modern Arabic and Turkish fiction and the etymology and conceptual history of Arabic. He is the author of Brückenschläge (a comparative history of the Arabic and Turkish novel, 2003) and Die Hauptsprachen der islamischen Welt (2012). Among his contributions to research in Arabic conceptual history stand out his studies on adab (2010), riwāya (2011), and waṭan (2016) as well as on “emotional” terminology (2018).
is Associate Professor at the University of Oslo. His research ranges from Sufi reform movements in Sudan to social media and sociocultural dynamics in the contemporary Arab world. Publications include “The Internet in the Arab World: Playground for Political Liberalization” (IPG 2005); “Nextopia? Beyond Revolution 2.0” (IJC 2011); “The Islamic Eighteenth Century: A View from the Edge” (Islam in der Moderne, Moderne im Islam, 2018).
is an independent scholar. Her research interests include Islamic intellectual history, Ottoman Islam, Sufism and Islamic Law. She received her BA in Arabic and Biblical Hebrew from the University of Oxford (2003), an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies (2005), also from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University (2012).
(University of Berne) is a historian working on the modern Middle East. His publications include Der Hof der Khediven von Ägypten (2008), “‘Fickle Fate Has Exhausted My Burning Heart’: An Egyptian engineer of the 19th century between belief in progress and existential anxiety”, in Die Welt des Islams 51 (2011), “An Empire at Stake, or: how to Re-establish order when the world is in disarray. Divergent narratives of the 1687–1689 crisis”, in Turcica 50 (2019).
is a CNRS Research Fellow at the CEIAS (Centre for South Asian Studies, CNRS-EHESS), and specialises in the political and cultural history of the Mughal empire (16th-18th centuries). Her most recent book publication is Pouvoir impérial et élites dans l’Inde moghole de Jahāngīr (1605–1627) (Les Indes savantes, 2018).
is Professor of Modern History at Sorbonne Université (Paris). She works on the religious and cultural history of Early Modern and Modern Egypt. She co-edited Ethics and Spirituality in islam. Sufi adab, Brill, 2017. Her most recent book is Voyage en Haute-Égypte. Prêtres, coptes et catholiques (CNRS Éditions, 2019).
is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, working in the fields of the social and cultural history of the early-modern Ottoman Middle East. Her most recent publication is Le waqf de la mosquée des Omeyyades de Damas. Le manuscrit ottoman d’un inventaire mamelouk établi en 816/1413 (Ifpo, 2018), edited with Mathieu Eychenne and Élodie Vigouroux.
is a senior researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He is the author, among other works, of The Caliphate. A Political History of Islam, Verso, 2019 (original in French, 2016) and The Clerics of Islam. Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia (Yale University Press, 2014, original in French in 2011).
is Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Salento, Lecce (Italy). She works on Sufism, qur’anic exegesis and literature. She edited, with Lejla Demiri, Early Modern Trends in Islamic Theology. ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Nābulusī and His Network of Scholarship (Studies and Texts) (Mohr Siebeck, 2019).
After obtaining a PhD at Aix-Marseille and Naples Universities, he worked as a post-doc fellow at the Universities of Geneva, Paris-Sorbonne and Bonn. He currently teaches Islamic Studies at the University of Turin. His main areas of research are History of religion, Islamic studies and Sufism. He co-edited the volume Ethics and Spirituality in islam. Sufi Adab (Brill, 2017).
is Senior Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Ruhr University Bochum (Germany). His research focuses on the history of Arabic and Islamic education, learning and literature in a transregional perspective, and on the Prophet in the mirror of Muslim society, culture and politics since the early modern period. His most recent edited book (together with Björn Bentlage, Marion Eggert and Hans Martin Krämer): Religious Dynamics under the Impact of Imperialism and Colonialism. A Sourcebook (Brill 2017).
is Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern Studies at Aix-Marseille Université). Her research focuses on the modern history of Sudan and Palestine/Israel. Her latest books are Enseigner l’histoire à l’heure de l’ébranlement colonial : Soudan, Égypte, empire britannique (1943–1960), Karthala, 2018 and Beyond Dispossession: Spatial Appropriations in Modern Empires, 1820–1960 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019), coedited with Didier Guignard.
is Professor at the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (Paris). Her researches focus on the history of christian missions and on education in the Middle East . Among her books: Chantal Verdeil, La mission jésuite du Mont-Liban et de Syrie. (1830–1864), Les Indes savantes, 2011, et Missions chrétiennes en terre d’Islam, Moyen-Orient, Afrique du Nord (XVIIe–XXe siècles), anthologie de textes missionnaires (Brepols, 2013).
(Catholic University of Paris) has worked in the field of social and religious anthropology in Iran and in Egypt. Her main book is Afzâd. Ethnologie d’un village d’Iran (Peeters/IFRI, 2006).