Jan Hjärpe#

Jan Hjärpe
Email:jan.hjarpe 'at' teol.lu.se
Membership Number:1090
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2005 professor emeritus in Islamic studies at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University
  • 1984 Professor of Islamology, University of Lund
  • 1983-1984 Councellor at the Foreign Ministry
  • 1982-1984 Research officer in Islamology
  • 1976-1982 Assistant professor (History and Psychology of Religion, University of Lund
  • 1972-1976 Lecturer in Uppsala and Umeå
  • 1972 PhD Uppsala University (History of Religions)
  • 1967-1968 Studies in Strasbourg
  • 1967 Bachelor of Arts (History of Religions, Semitical languages)
  • 1965 Bachelor of Theology.

Fields of Scholarship
  • political Islam
  • connections between religious and political language changes in the function of religion

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (and member of its executive board)
  • Member of the Academia Europaea 1991
  • The Rausing research reward of Lund University 2002
  • The Lars Salvius Prize 2004
  • The Swedish King’s Medal 2006

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