Orient- und Islamwissenschaft

Dr. Juliane Müller

Research Associate

 

Research interests

  • Arabic manuscripts and text editing
  • History of Arabo-Islamic sciences (especially medicine and alchemy)
  • Arabic writing culture in Brazil and West Africa

Vita

since 2020

Research Associate, Dept. of Oriental and Islamic Studies, University of Tübingen
2016-2020 Postdoc, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich
2011-2016 Doctorate in Arabic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin / Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies
since 2011 Research on Arabic manuscripts, including collections in Egypt, India, Iran, Morocco, Oman, Portugal, and the United Arab Emirates.
2011 Internship at the Manuscript Department of Bibliotheca Alexandrina
2011 MA in Arabic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
2006-2011 Arabic and Spanish Studies in Montpellier, Berlin and Damascus

Courses

WS 2020/21: HS Arabische Handschriftenkunde und Editionswissenschaft

 

Publications

Books

Nahrungsmittel in der arabischen Medizin. Das Kitāb al-Aġḏiya wa-l-ašriba des Naǧīb ad-Dīn as-Samarqandī. Edition, Übersetzung und Kontext. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2017 (Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science 101). https://brill.com/view/title/34817

Zwei arabische Dialoge zur Alchemie. Die Unterredung des Aristoteles mit dem Inder Yūhīn und das Lehrgespräch der Alchemisten Qaydarūs und Mītāwus mit dem König Marqūnus. Edition, Übersetzung und Kommentar. Berlin: Klaus Schwarz, 2012 (Islamkundliche Untersuchungen 310). E-Book: Berlin, De Gruyter, 2020. https://www.degruyter.com/view/title/566439

In preparation
Ibn Arfaʿ Raʾs, Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Mūsā al-Anṣārī al-Andalusī / al-Anṣārī, Abū l-Qāsim Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh: كتاب حلّ مشكلات الشذور  (“The Unraveling of the Difficult Verses of The Splinters [of Gold]”). Ed. Juliane Müller. Beirut: Orient-Institut Beirut / Dār al-Fārābī (Bibliotheca Islamica).

Articles

The Alchemical Symbols in the Manuscripts of ‘The Mirror of Wonders’ (Mirʾāt al-ʿajāʾib). In: Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques, 75, Sonderheft: Alchemy in the Islamicate World [forthcoming 2021].

The Identity, Life and Works of the Alchemist Ibn Arfaʿ Raʾs (Identidad, vida y obra del alquimista Ibn Arfaʿ Raʾs). In: al-Qanṭara, 41ii (2020), 373–408 (with Regula Forster). https://doi.org/10.3989/alqantara.2020.010

Manuscritos afro-islâmicos do Brasil oitocentista: os amuletos árabes da coleção Nina Rodrigues. In: Afro-Ásia (Centro de Estudos Afro-Orientais, Universidade Federal da Bahia), 61, 2020, 78–117. https://portalseer.ufba.br/index.php/afroasia/article/download/36595/23313

Najīb al-Dīn al-Samarqandī. In: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Three. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2020, Bd. 2020-04, 148–150.

Al-Jildakī. In: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Three. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2020, Bd. 2020-01, 92–93 (with Regula Forster).

Reviews

Savage-Smith, Emilie: A New Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. Volume I: Medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2011. In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung (OLZ), 108, 4-5, 2013, 295f.

Muwaffaq bin ʿAlī al-Hirawī: Abū Manṣūr: Kitāb al-Abniya ʿan ḥaqāʾiq al-adwiya. („Grundlagen des wahren Charakters der Heilpflanzen“), Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 2010. In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung (OLZ) 107, 4-5, 2012, 286–288.

Lectures

Najīb al-Dīn al-Samarqandī’s Kitāb al-Aghdhiya wa-l-ashriba – Methods of Text Editing and Study. Institute for the History of Science, Universität Teheran, 05.02.2019.

The alchemical symbols of the “Mirror of Wonders” (Mirʾāt al-ʿajāʾib). Gotha manuscript workshop: Alchemy in the Islamicate World, Forschungsbibliothek Gotha, 29.09.2018.

An Arabic medical encyclopedia on Food and Drink: Najīb al-Dīn al-Samarqandī’s Kitāb al-Aghdhiya wa-l-ashriba. Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, 12.10.2016.

Symbols and substrates: Multiple layers of reference in Arabic alchemical sources. Second Biennial Conference of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, University of Southampton, 06.07.2011.