John Tolan - Curriculum Vitae#


  • École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, December, 2001). Post-doctoral degree required for obtaining the rank of professeur (full professor).
  • University of Chicago (PhD in History, June, 1990).
  • University of Chicago (MA in History, August, 1986).
  • Yale University (BA cum laude in Classical Civiliza¬tion, 1981).


Member of the editorial board of the following publications:

1. Medieval Encounters: A Journal of Jewish, Christian and Muslim Culture in Confluence and Dialogue, published by E.J. Brill (Leiden) (1998-2004).

2. Anales del Seminairo de História de la Filosofía, published by the faculty of philosophy of the Universidad Complutense (Madrid) (2003-present).

3. Medieval Voyaging, book series published by Brepols Press (2006).

4. Mediterranean Studies, collection chez Palgrave-MacMillan (2012-présent)

5. Religion and Legal Status in Medieval Christian and Muslim Societies, collection de Brepols (2006-présent).

Member of the International Review Panel “Cultural Dynamics: Inheritance and Identity”, European consortium HERA (“Humanities in the European Research Area”), ESF (European Science Foundation). (2009-2010).

Institut d’Etudes Avancées de Nantes: member of the selection committee (2008-2011); evaluator of candidates (2008-present).

Member of the Comité Consultatif Régional de Recherche et de Développement Technologique (CCRRDT) of the Pays de la Loire region (2008-2011); member of the “bureau” (governing board) of the CCRRDT (2008-2011) and of the Commission on Social Sciences and Humanities (2008-present).

External evaluator for research projects: European Research Council, European Science Foundation, Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France), Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (Austria), Israel Science Foundation.

Member of the committee of evaluation for history (commission SH 6) for the Starting Grants program of the European Research Council (2013-)

Organisation of many seminars, workshops and conferences.

Participation (in French, English, Spanish and Italian) in more than 80 seminars and conferences in 18 countries (in Europe, North America, Africa, and the Middle East).

Numerous public lectures and radio shows (Radio France, RTBF [Belgium], National Public Radio, Irish Radio)
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