Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg




Curriculum Vitae


  • July 1992 University of Freiburg/Germany
    Degree: Habilitation (Islamic Studies:
    “Islamwissenschaft”) –July 13, 1992–
    Topic of thesis: “Waqf and Architecture in
    Ottoman Cairo, 16th and 17th Centuries)”
  • 1975-1979 American University in Cairo
    Degree: Master of Arts (Islamic Art and
    Architecture) –February 28, 1980—.
    Topic of thesis: “Architecture and
    Topography of North Cairo in the
    15th Century.”
  • 1966-1972 University of Hamburg/Germany
    (Major :Islamic studies; 1st Minor : Semitic studies;
    2nd Minor: Old Testament)
    Degree : PhD (Dr.phil.) –December 7, 1972–
    Topic of thesis: “The Copts in Egyptian
    Society between the Middle of the
    19th Century and 1923.”
  • 1965-1966 University of Kiel/Germany “Studienkolleg”,
    i.e. preparatory year for foreign students.
  • Degree: Admission to German Universities
  • 1952-1964 Lycées Français (Alexandria and Cairo/Egypt)
    Degree: Baccalauréat

  • Since September 1st, 2000 Professor of Islamic Art & Archaeology (Nasser
    D Khalili Chair) SOAS, University of
  • 1994/95 – 2000 Privatdozentin (Adjunct Professor) for Islamic
    History & Art University of Munich
  • 1998-1999 Visiting Professor Harvard-University Graduate School of Design-
  • Summer 1997 Fellowship Harvard-University —Graduate School of Design—
  • 1995-96 Visiting Professor Freie Universität Berlin —Dept. of Islamic Studies—
  • 1993 –1994/95 Privatdozentin (Adjunct Professor) for Islamic Art University of Freiburg
  • 1992-93 Visiting Professor for Islamic Art Universities of Leuven and Gent
  • 1990-91 (academic year) Visiting Professor for Islamic Art Harvard University —Dept. of Fine Arts—
  • Summer Semester 1989 Visiting Professor for Islamic Art University of Bamberg
  • Summer Semester 1987 Teaching Islamic Art University of Bamberg
  • Febr.1980-May 1985 Teaching Islamic Art and Architecture American University in Cairo

    Visiting Professorships and Fellowship after 2000
  • Porter Chair- Visiting Professorship at the University of Virginia - School of Architecture, Spring 2012
  • ‘Distinguished Visiting Professor’ at the American University in Cairo, Spring 2002

    International Conferences convened by me at SOAS
  • 2003 Islamic Art in the 19th Century
  • 2009 The Arts of the Mamluks


  • Member of the Academia Europaea since 2006, section ‘Classic and Oriental Studies’
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Mamluk Studies Review/Chicago