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ESR 01 



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Personal information

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→ Name

Mohamed El-Moursi

→ Contact

General information

→ Recruited at:

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique / IISMM (France)

→ PHD enrolled at:

École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France)

→ Title Dissertation:

The Traumatic Burden of History Abd Allāh B. Buluggīn’s Character in His Book al-Tibyān

→ Master Degree in:

MA Civilization at İbn Haldun Üniversitesi Istanbul (Turkey) – 2015-2018


→ Supervisor: Prof. Pascal Buresi

Research Professor (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CIHAM-UMR 5648, Lyon) and Professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris). Historian specialist of the medieval Islamic West, he is the co-supervisor of Mounir Saifi (ESR15), co-coordinator of WP1 and coordinator of WP 6, 9, & 10.
→ Co-Supervisor: Prof. Gerard Wiegers

Full professor of Comparative Religious Studies in the Department of History, European Studies and Religious Studies at the University of Amsterdam, and a specialist in the academic study of Islam and the history of the Muslim West and Islam in Europe.

→ External Tutor: Abdurraouf Oueslati

Academic Project Manager of the Encyclopaedia of Islam III. Koninklijke Brill NV.

Expected results

Case-study to be compared with the work of Lena Richter (ESR 2), Rayane Al-Rammal (ESR 3), Justin Mauro Benavidez (ESR 12) and Mounir Saifi (ESR 15).

Impact of technological innovations on the perception/representation of the self, the community, the territory, the history and authority.

Links to other projects

→ Autobiography/self narrativity

Lena Richter (ESR 2) and Rayane Al-Rammal (ESR 3)

→ Transmission of knowledge and manuscripts

Justin Mauro Benavidez (ESR 12)

→ Al-Andalus

Mounir Saifi (ESR 15)


→ Gotha Research Library – Gotha
(May 2020)

‘Digital indexing: expression of self in pre-modern memoirs; genealogy of narrative; cataloguing, acquisition, conservation, outreach to academia and the public’

→ Brill Publisher – Leiden (January 2021)

'Academic publishing, Classical Arabic Texts Online’



Film: ESR 1 Mohamed El-Moursi



We are happy to present MIDA's next interesting and "confusing" film! It is realized and directed by our ESR Mohamed El-Moursi. His research focuses on Kitāb al-Tibyān or The Memoir of ʿAbd Allāh ibn Buluggīn (1073-1090), the last Zirid ruler of the Taifa of Granada. Enjoy this brief overview of his work and his participation in the online summer school.


Great research, Mohamed!

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