Orient- und Islamwissenschaft

Prof. Dr. Kurt Franz

Vita

Academic positions
2015– Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Tübingen
2014–2015 Senior researcher, University of Tübingen
2013–2014 Visiting Professor for the Premodern History and Culture of the Middle East, University of Hamburg
2013–2014 Research associate, Orient-Institut Beirut
2008–2012 Senior researcher, University of Halle-Wittenberg, and project director, SFB 586 “Difference and Integration” (www.nomadsed.de)
2001‒2008

Researcher, SFB 586 “Difference and Integration”, Halle

1998– Lecturer at the universities of Göttingen, Hamburg, Halle, Kiel and Tübingen and at summer schools in Jerusalem
1998‒2000 Doctoral scholarship of Gerda Henkel Stiftung
1988‒1996 Arabic and Islamic Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Mediaeval and Modern History, as well as Semitic languages in Göttingen
Academic degrees
2002 Ph.D. in Islamic Studies (Hamburg)
1996 Magister Artium in Arabic and Islamic Studies (Göttingen)
Memberships

Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft, Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient, Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology

Referee activities

European Research Council, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, German and American universities