Khaled El-Rouayheb

Khaled El-Rouayheb

Khaled El-Rouayheb

Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic; Professor of Islamic Intellectual History
Director of Undergraduate Studies for NELC
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Khaled El-Rouayheb is a Professor of Islamic Intellectual History at the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations at Harvard University. His research interests include: the intellectual and cultural history of the Arabic-Islamic world in the early-modern period (1500-1800); the history of Arabic logic; Islamic theology and philosophy. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), a MA in Middle Eastern History from the American University of Beirut (Lebanon), and a PhD (2003) in Oriental Studies from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). He has been a Junior Research Fellow of the British Academy (2003-2006), a Junior Mellon Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (2008-2009), and a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2011-12).

His publications include the two monographs: Before Homosexuality in the Arabic-Islamic World, 1500-1800 (University of Chicago Press, 2005), translated into French (2010) and Slovenian (2012), and Relational Syllogisms & the History of Arabic Logic, 900-1900 (Brill, 2010). His edition with introduction of Kashf al-asrar ‘an ghawamid al-afkar by Afdal al-Din al-Khunaji (d.1248), published by the Iranian Institute for Philosophy (2010), was selected in 2011 as the distinguished book by the National Library and Archives of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He has published a number of articles, encyclopaedia-entries and book-reviews, such as: “Sunni Islamic Scholars on the Status of Logic, 1500-1800“, Islamic Law & Society (2004); “Was There a Revival of Logical Studies in Eighteenth-Century Egypt?“, Die Welt des Islams (2005); “Opening the Gate of Verification: The Forgotten Arab-Islamic Florescence of the Seventeenth Century“, International Journal of Middle East Studies (2006);  “The Myth of the Triumph of Fanaticism in the Seventeenth-Century Ottoman Empire”, Die Welt des Islams (2008), “Impossible Antecedents & Their Consequences: Some Thirteenth-Century Arabic Discussions”, History and Philosophy of Logic (2009), and “From Ibn Hajar al-Haytami (d.1566) to Khayr al-Din al-Alusi (d.1899): Changing Views of Ibn Taymiyya amongst Sunni Islamic Scholars”, in S. Ahmed & Y. Rapoport (eds.), Ibn Taymiyya & His Times (Oxford University Press, 2010). He is a co-editor (with Sabine Schmidtke) of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy.

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