Professor Garth Fowden FBA
About this Fellow
Garth Fowden has been the Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahamic Faiths in the University of Cambridge since 2013. After his D.Phil. in Modern History from the University of Oxford, Fowden held research fellowships at Cambridge and taught briefly at Groningen, and subsequently on several occasions as a visiting professor at Princeton. But the greater part of his career (1985-2013) was spent working on late antique and early Islamic history at the National Research Foundation in Athens. He is now composing a wide-ranging synthesis of his work in these traditionally separate areas of scholarly activity, within the framework of a new historical periodization, the First Millennium from Augustus to Avicenna.
- Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahamic Faiths, University of Cambridge
Jewish Studies: Jews and Judaism and Late Antiquity (Dead Sea Scrolls; Bible Interpretation; Magic and Mysticism; Jewish-Christian Relations; Judaism and Hellenism)
Theology New Testament
The Old Testament; theory and practice of biblical interpretation, biblical ethics, history of the Old and New Testament canons, and prophecy in ancient Israel.
Islamic history 1050-1250, especially Iran and Syria; Muslim perspectives of the crusades, the scholar al-Ghazali and the caliphate.