Sabine Schmidtke

Freie Universität Berlin & University of Pennsylvania

Sabine Schmidtke

2010 Speaker 2010 Speaker Breakthrough Day

Sabine Schmidtke is Professor of Islamic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. She is sectional editor (theology & philosophy) of The Encyclopaedia of Islam, 3rd ed. and co-founder and – coordinator of the Muʿtazilite Manuscripts Group (established 2003). She has published extensively on Islamic and Jewish intellectual history. Her works include “Theologie, Philosophie und Mystik im zwölferschiitischen Islam des 9./15. Jahrhunderts. Die Gedankenwelt des Ibn Abī Jumhūr al-Aḥsāʾī (um 838/1434-35 – nach 906/1501) “(Leiden: Brill, 2000), and, together with Reza Pourjavady, “A Jewish Philosopher of Baghdad. ʿIzz al-Dawla Ibn Kammūna and his Writings” (Leiden: Brill, 2006). She has co-edited, with Camilla Adang and David Sklare, “A Common Rationality. Muʿtazilism in Islam and Judaism “(Würzburg: Ergon, 2007).

Schmidtke has won several international prizes and memberships and is currently holding a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Research Grant.

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