Justin Benavidez works on the transfer of knowledge, in particular from Al-Andalus to the Islamic East. In his research he focus on the Islamic scholar Abu 'Abdullah Al-Qurtubi who brought Andalusian tradition to Egypt in the 13th century. Benavidez is a Early Stage Researcher of the MIDA program, he studies at the Escuela de Estudios Árabes, Universidad de Granada (Spain). More information about his research: here #MSCA #travel #knowledge #transfer #history #literature
As part of my involvement in the project “Mediating Islam in the Digital Age” (MIDA), I spent an internship in the Gotha Research Library to get some experience with the inner workings of the library, particularly its rich collection of oriental manuscripts. The role I play as an early career researcher in MIDA, a project which is concerned with the effect of technology and digitization on Islam in general, is related to Islamic manuscript collections and their digitizat
Mahdieh Tavakol researches on the library of Bahāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad al-ʿĀmilī (1547-1621). The manuscripts of this collection are spread all over the world. ESR Mahdieh Tavakol travels after the books and collects hints and clues in order to understand what happened to the books. Who read it and how was the knowledge communicated and passed on. More Information about Mahdieh Tavakol and her work, you find here: https://www.itn-mida.org/esr8-mahdieh-tavakol ________________
Each week we introduce one of the keynote speakers for the ENIS/MIDA Summer School “Spoken Images of/in Islam,” which takes place from 5-9 July 2021. Christian Junge is a lecturer and researcher in the field of modern Arabic literature and culture at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS), Marburg (Germany) since 2015. He studied Comparative Literature and Arabic Studies in Berlin, Paris and Cairo.
He is fellow of the Arab German Young Academy, co-director of