Aramaic inscriptions of the Roman-period Near East (especially Nabataen & Syriac); associated historical, religious & legal studies; early development of the Arabic script; Ugaritic, Hebrew & Syriac philology & literature
About this Fellow
The history of the Islamic world; the formation & development of traditional Islamic thought, & its implications in the modern world; Islamic thought, & its implications in the modern world; Islamic history in comparative perspective.
- Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
Islamic art, with particular reference to Iran and Syria; medieval architecture, book painting and iconography
Southeast Asian early modern history, as a coherent Braudellian whole; nationalism, revolution and political identity in Indonesia and Malaysia; patterns of religious, social and economic history in Asia
Maritime Studies; Ethnography; Material Culture; Arabic Semantics; Socio-Cultural History