University of Erfurt

Chair of Muslim Cultural & Religious History

Chair

Prof. Dr. Jamal Malik

Jamal Malik, born in 1956

Research Focus

Muslims in Europe, Islam in South Asia

 

Education

Academic Employment History

Academic and Professional Honours

Professional Associations

Publications

Courses taught

International Cooperations

Other

Education

1995             Venia legendi for Islamic Studies, University of Bamberg

1994             Habilitation (post-doctoral degree), University of Bamberg

1993             Completion of the Habilitationsschrift (post-doctoral study)

                     "Islamic Scholarly Culture in Northern India"

                     University of Bamberg

1989             Conferral of doctorate, Department of South Asian History, University of Heidelberg

1988             Completion of the dissertation

                     "Islamization in Pakistan"

                     Department of South Asian History, University of Heidelberg

                     (grade: magna cum laude)

1986 - 1988  Continuation Ph.D. studies, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg

                     (Scholarship: Konrad Adenauer Foundation)

1984 - 1986  Research in Pakistan

                     (Scholarship: Konrad Adenauer Foundation)

1983 - 1984  Ph.D. studies South Asian History, Indology, Islamic Studies,

                     South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg

                     (Scholarship: Konrad Adenauer Foundation)

1982             M.A.: "The Khaksar Movement in British India"

                     University of Bonn

1977 - 1982  Undergraduate studies Islamic Studies and Political Science, University of Bonn

1966 - 1977  Friedrich-Ebert-Gymnasium Bonn (High School), Abitur (A-levels)

1963 - 1966  Primary School, Bonn

 

 

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Academic Employment History

1999 -           Chair of Muslim Cultural & Religious History

                     University of Erfurt

1998 - 1999  Professor, Head & Chair of Religious Studies

                     School of Education and Social Science, University of Derby, United Kingdom

1996 - 1997  Officiating Professor "Islamic Studies"

                     Orientalisches Seminar, University of Bonn

1995 - 1998  Associate Professor

                     University of Bamberg

1993 - 1996  Assistant Professor

                     Research project „Transformation of European Colonialism:

                     Islamic Scholars between Qasbah and Colonial Rulers“

                     (Grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG): app. amounting DM 300.000)

                     South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg & Humboldt University of Berlin

1990 - 1992  Research Fellow

                     Research project „Lucknow, Centre of Islamic Scholarship in Northern India“

                     (Grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG): app. amounting DM 220.0009

                     South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg

1990 - 1996  Lecturer

                     Orientalisches Seminar, University of Bonn

1988 - 1989  Tutor

                     Seminar für Sprachen und Kulturen des Vorderen Orients, University of Heidelberg

1986 - 1989  Continuation Ph.D. studies

                     South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg

                     (Scholarship: Konrad Adenauer Foundation, app. amounting DM 36.000)

1984 - 1986  Research in Pakistan

                     (Scholarship: Konrad Adenauer Foundation, app. amounting DM 39.000)

1983 - 1984  Ph.D. studies South Asian History, Indology, Islamic Studies

                     South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg

                     (Scholarship: Konrad Adenauer Foundation, app. amounting DM 15.000)

1977 - 1982  Undergraduate studies Islamic Studies and Poltical Science, University of Bonn

                     (Education Advancement Grant (BAföG), app. amounting DM 50.000)

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Academic and Professional Honours

2012 - 2013  Fellow Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study “Law as Culture”

                     University of Bonn

2007 - 2008  Fellow Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

                     University of Erfurt

2007 - 2009  Director

                     Department of Religious Studies, University of Erfurt

2006 - 2007  WT: Guest professorship

                      Government College and University Lahore, Pakistan

2004 - 2005  WT: Guest Professorship

                     Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

 

2003 - 2005  Member of Senate

                      University of Erfurt

2002 - 2003  Director

                      Department of Religious Studies, University of Erfurt

2001 -            Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Vienna, Austria

2000 - 2001  Guest Professor

                      University of Derby, United Kingdom

2000              Dissertation workshop "What is European?"

                      Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

                      Malta

1997 - 1998  The Summer Institute "The Islamic World and Modernity"

                     Washington D.C., United States

                      Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin &

                      American Social Science Research Council, New York City, United States

1998              Conferral of the title "Professor of Religious Studies" by the Academic Board

                      University of Derby, United Kingdom

1997              Visiting Assistant Professor of History

                      Oberlin College, Cleveland/OH, United States

1997              "Islam in the West"

                      Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

                      Akademie Olang, Valdaora, Italy

1994              Directeur d'Etudes

                      L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France

1993 -            Fellow Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, United Kingdom

1987              Second Dissertation Workshop of the Committee on the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies

                      Tangier, Morocco

                      held by the American Social Science Research Council, New York City

 

 

Professional Associations

2013 -           Member Advisory Board Urdu Encyclopaedia of Islam

                     Lahore, Pakistan

2012 -           Member Advisory Board Islamic Studies

                     Pakistan

2012 -           Member Editorial Board International Journal of Islamic Revival

                     India

2009 -           Member Working Group Ständige Perspektiv-AG zu gesellschaftspolitischen Fragen der Integration von Menschen aus islamischen Ländern

                     George Anawati Foundation and Catholic Academy Wolfsburg (Mühlheim a.d.R.)

2009 -           Editorial Advisor Yearbook of Muslims in Europe

                     Leiden, The Netherlands

2009 -           Reviewer Migrations and Identities

                     Liverpool, United Kingdom

2007 -           Reviewer Islamic Studies

                     Islamabad, Pakistan

2007 -           Reviewer Pakistan Journal of History and Culture

                     Karachi, Pakistan

2006 -           Foreign Expert Social Sciences to Higher Education Commission

                     Islamabad, Pakistan

2006 - 2008  Member Working Group German Islam Conference (DIK)

2005 - 2009  Member Working Group Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK) on “Christians and Muslims”

2005 -           Chairman Scientific Board Muslimische Akademie in Deutschland

2003 - 2007  Editorial Board Fikrun wa Fann

                     Inter Nationes/Goethe Institute

2003             Founding Member Annemarie Schimmel Forum

                     Bonn

1998 - 2000  Member Scientific Board Asia-Foundation

                     Essen

1998 - 2004  Member British Association of South Asian Studies 

1998 - 2004  MultiFaithNet Consultant on Muslim Communities

                     University of Derby, United Kingdom

1997 - 1998  Faculty Member The German-American Academic Council (GAAC)

                     Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin & American Social Science Research Council, New York City, United States

1996 - 1998  Member Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA), Tucson/AZ, United States

1996              European Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS)

                      Leiden, The Netherlands

1995 -            Member Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient (DAVO)

1995 - 2000   Europe-wide Conference for Urdu Teachers

                      London, United Kingdom

Publications

Courses taught

  • Cultural and Religious History in Muslim South Asia
  • Islamic Mysticism
  • Social History of South Asia
  • Religion and Media
  • Religion in Situations of Migration
  • Muslim Cultural Representation in Europe
  • Religious Pluralism and Dialogue
  • Political Islam
  • Modern Languages of the Islamic World
  • Crusades, Jerusalem
  • Migration and Film
  • Religious Specialists

International Cooperations

Coordinator of exchange programmes for students and staff with

  • Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
  • International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Jamia Millia islamia, New Delhi, India
  • University of Peshawar, Pakistan
  • University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • University of Tehran, Iran
  • guest academicians from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Tunisia, Turkey; supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Higher Education Commission (Pakistan)

Other

  • lectures at training centres, DAAD, parishes and deaneries, political foundations, trade associations, Chamber od Industry and Commerce, Muslim Associations etc.
  • membership in university boards and committees (senate, faculty, academic appointments, auditions and thesis defences, foreign relations committee)
  • development and conceptualisation of curricula
  • consulting and reviewing (not to be disclosed due to data protection laws)
  • Co-editorship of the series Islam im Lebenskontext Europa, Münster: LIT Verlag
  • Co-editorship of the series Vorlesungen des interdisziplinären Forums Religion, Münster: Aschendorff

Languages:

German, English, French, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Persian, Arabic

ResearchGate page: here

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