Posted on 14/04/2011
On May 4, 2011 at 6:00 pm in the School of Management Auditorium,, the Head of the History Department at Royal Holloway, Dr. Sarah Ansari, will be discussing her inspiration: Professor Annemarie Schimmel (1922 – 2003), the influential German Orientalist and scholar who wrote extensively on Islam and Sufism. Professor Schimmel was a fierce intellectual who fell in love with Muslim poetry, literature and culture, becoming the first woman and non-Muslim to teach theology at the University of Ankara in Turkey. She went on to found the Indo-Muslim studies programme at Harvard where she taught for 25 years, publishing more than 50 books on Islamic literature, mysticism and culture.
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