Directors: Maribel Fierro and Sonja Brentjes (Max Planck Gesellschaft)
Research Assistant: Virginia Vázquez (ILC-CCHS, CSIC).
Duration: April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019
Project financed by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation through the Anneliese Maier Research Award granted to M. Fierro in 2014.
This project has as its main focus the study of practices associated with the shaping, acquisition and transmission of knowledge throughout the history of Islamic societies.
Initially directed by M. Fierro and Sabine Schmidtke when she was Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin, her move to the Institute of Advanced Study (Princeton) led to her substitution by another team member, Sonja Brentjes (Max Planck Gesellschaft).
The team project includes a team at the ILC-CCHS and eight other teams located in different academic centers and including arabists, Medieval historians, historians of philosophy and science, and specialists in Mudejars and Moriscos.
The project revolves around four main topics: