Professor Jörg Matthias Determann, 3 March 2021, 14.00
Jörg Matthias Determann is Associate Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar and an associate editor of the Review of Middle East Studies. He has previously held positions at Zentrum Moderner Orient, Freie Universität Berlin, SOAS, University of London, King Saud University the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. You can find him on Twitter – @JMDetermann
Professor Determann’s most recent book, Islam, Science Fiction and Extraterrestrial Life: The Culture of Astrobiology in the Muslim World was published last year. He is the author of three other books: Historiography in Saudi Arabia: Globalization and the State in the Middle East, 2014 ; Researching Biology and Evolution in the Gulf States: Networks of Science in the Middle East, 2015 ; and Space Science and the Arab World: Astronauts, Observatories and Nationalism in the Middle East, 2018. His current project is entitled Diversifying Modern Astronomy: A History of Science and Activism.
Early in his career, Professor Determann’s research was supported by a Sir Peter Holmes Award from the RSAA. We are delighted to welcome him back.