Members

Prof Dr Petra M. Sijpesteijn

Project leader

Phone: +31 (0)71 527 2027
E-mail: p.m.sijpesteijn@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Office and postal address:
Witte Singel 25 / M. de Vrieshof 4, room 109b
2311 BZ Leiden, The Netherlands

Publications


Dr Jelle Bruning

Within the FOI project, Jelle Bruning has written an historical PhD thesis entitled "The rise of a capital: On the development of al-Fusṭāṭ’s relationship with its hinterland, 18/639-132/750" (defended in 2014). In this thesis, he studied the relationship between Egypt's Arab capital, al-Fusṭāṭ, and its Egyptian hinterland. The main topics addressed are the political, administrative, military, and relationship between Alexandria and al-Fusṭāṭ and the political, administrative and juridical relationship between al-Fusṭāṭ and Upper Egypt.

Phone: +31 (0)71 527 1396
E-mail: j.bruning@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Office:
M. de Vrieshof 4, room 0.16a
2311 BZ Leiden, The Netherlands

Publications


Dr Janneke H.M. de Jong

Janneke de Jong works on the edition and study of Greek papyri from the first two centuries after the Arab conquest of Egypt.

Phone: +31 (0)71 527 2906
E-mail: j.h.m.de.jong@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Office and postal address: 
Universiteitsbibliotheek, first floor, reading room 6
Witte Singel 26-27 
2311 BG Leiden, The Netherlands

Publications


Dr Marie A.L. Legendre

Within the FOI project, Dr M.A.L. Legendre wrote a PhD thesis entitled "Pouvoir et territoire: l'administration islamique en Moyenne-Égypte pré-ṭūlūnide (642-868)", which she defended in 2013. She studied in this thesis the development of the administrative context of the towns of Antinoë/Anṣinā and Hermopolis from the Byzantine to Muslim period. She also studied the relationship between the local administrations and the administrative organization of the province and empire.

Dr M.A.L. Legendre is currently affiliated to Aix-Marseille Université.

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Dr Gesa Schenke

Within the FOI project, Gesa Schenke, a specialist in Coptic Studies and Papyrology, is responsible for discovering and editing new documents from the early Islamic period written in Coptic, the Egyptian language at the time. To obtain this goal, she is consulting material in various European papyrus collections, such as the Berliner and Kölner Papyrussammlung in Germany, the collection of the Bodleian Library in Oxford and the British Library in London.

Dr G. Schenke is currently affiliated to University of Oxford.

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Dr Khaled Younes

Within the FOI project, Dr K. Younes wrote a PhD thesis entitled "Joy and sorrow in early Muslim Egypt. Arabic papyrus letters: text and context", defended in 2013. In this thesis, he edited 43 personal letters written on papyrus, and dating from the 7th through 9th centuries. On the basis of these and other papyri, Dr K. Younes studied emotions related to family matters, feasts and festivities, health, and death.

Dr K. Younes is currently affiliated to Menoufia University (Egypt).

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