Ahmad Khan

Position:

Lecturer in Islamic Studies and History

Faculty / College Address:

Oriental Institute / Pembroke College

Email:

ahmad.khan@pmb.ox.ac.uk

Research Interests:

  • Early and medieval Islamic history
  • Islamic historiography (Arabic and Persian)
  • Rebels, scholars, and heretics
  • Early modern Islamic reform
  • Modern contestations in the Islamic world

Current Projects:

  •  Islamic reform in the early modern period
  • Modern contestations between Salafīs and late Sunnī traditionalists
  • Heresy and orthodoxy in medieval Islamic societies

Courses Taught:

  • FHS Islamic Religion (pre-modern and modern)
  • Introduction to Islam (pre-modern and modern)
  • Various undergraduate and graduate options, especially on Islamic law, history, reform, Salafism, and Islamic fundamentalism

Recent Publications:

Books:

 

  • E. Kendall and A. Khan (eds.), Reclaiming Islamic Tradition: Modern Readings of the Classical Heritage, Edinburgh University Press, 2015.

 

Articles:

 

  • ‘Modern Contestations between Salafis and Late Sunni traditionalists’, in E. Kendall and A. Khan (eds.), Reclaiming Islamic Tradition: Modern Readings of the Classical Heritage, Edinburgh University Press, 2015.
  • ‘Religious Reformers as Historians in the Early Modern Period’, forthcoming.
  • ‘Framing Cities and Heresies in the Ninth Century’, forthcoming.
  • ‘Shaping (Islamic) Authority in the Middle Ages’, in J. Leemans, B. Meijns, and S. Boodts (eds.) Shaping Authority in the Middle Ages (Turnhout, Belguim: Brepols, 2015).

 

Further Info:

 

 

  • Co-convener of Pembroke College Islamic Studies Colloquium: Claiming tradition: modern readings of the classical Islamic heritage, 27-28 September 2013. http://www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/conferences/islamic_studies_colloquium/index.html