Josef van Ess#


Josef van Ess
Email:josef.van-ess 'at' uni-tuebingen.de
Membership Number:1122
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:CLASSICS & ORIENTAL STUDIES
Username:jess
Elected:1991
Homepage: http://www.britac.ac.uk/fellowship/elections/vaness.cfm





Present and Previous Positions
  • 1999 Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies and Semitic Languages at the University of Tübingen
  • 1968 - 1999 Professor of Islamic Studies and Semitic Languages at the University of Tübingen
  • 1967 - 1968 Visiting Professor at the American University of Beirut
  • 1967 Visiting Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles

Fields of Scholarship
  • History of the Islamic World
  • Islamic theology and philosophy, especially with respect to the formative period (8th-10th centuries) and the age of the Mongol conquest (13th-14th centuries)
  • Islamic mysticism

Honours and Awards
  • 2010 World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) - Award for Outstanding Contributions to Middle Eastern Studies
  • 2010 Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 2009 Pour le Mérite
  • 2009 Member of the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences

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