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Department of the Study of Religions

Dr Jan-Peter Hartung

MA (Leipzig), Dr. phil. (Erfurt), Habilitation (Bonn)

Overview

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Department of the Study of Religions

Senior Lecturer in the Study of Islam

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Member

Centre for Iranian Studies

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Name:
Dr Jan-Peter Hartung
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+44 (0)20 7898 4383
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+44 (0)20 7898 4699
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SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
333
Office Hours:
Wednesdays 12:30-2:30pm

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Ahmet Riza Emiroglu, The Exploration of the Idea of Emanation through the Comparison between the Islamic and Indian Philosophies with Special Reference to Ibn Sīnā and Abhinavagupta.
  • Farah Mihlar, Fundamentalisms amongst the Muslims of Sri Lanka.
  • George Warner, Representations of Precedent in Early Shi'i Literature.
  • Husam Almallak, Post-Secular Islamic Religiosity: A Nietzschean Reading of Ibn ‘Arabi’s Hermeneutics of Transvaluation
  • Jennifer Griggs, Syrian Orthodox Barhebraeus in Dialogue with Islam: Understanding the ‘Love of God’ and the Hermeneutics of Mysticism.
  • Karim Javan,
  • Najia Mukhtar, Discourses of resistance? Examining spaces of religious tolerance in contemporary Pakistani society.
  • Timothy Green, Issues of Identity for First-Generation Christians in Pakistan

Research

Jan-Peter Hartung specialises in the intellectual history of Islam, with principal focus on South Asia and the wider Persianate World from Early Modernity. He is especially interested in the formation and maintenance of institutions of Muslim religious learning.

In this context belongs his research on post-Avicennan developments in Muslim philosophical and theological thought especially in Muslim South Asia, as well as his work on more contemporary political manifestations of Muslim religious thought.

Recent Research Fellowships:
  • 04-2010 - Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Research Centre “History of Emotions”, Berlin, Germany
  • 2012/13 - Senior Research Fellow at the Käthe-Hamburger Kolleg “Dynamics in the History of Religions” at the Centre for Religious Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Current Research Projects:
  • Making an Intellectual Traditions in the Early Modern Muslim East: Towards the “School of Khayrābād” (funded by German Research Foundation, 2004-06; Käthe-Hamburger Foundation, 2012/13)
  • Theology and Legal Thought of the Ṭālibān
  • The Concept of the “Political” in the Languages of Islamicate South Asia, as part of the “History of Concepts-Initiative” at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, India
  • Muslim Philosophy in and from South Asia, Nineteenth to Twenty-First Centuries, as part of the international collaborative project “Grundriss der Geschichte der Philosophie, begründet von Friedrich Ueberweg: Philosophie in der Islamischen Welt” (co-ordinated by Ulrich Rudolph (Zurich) and Anke von Kügelgen (Berne), funded by the Swiss National Research Foundation)

Dr Jan-Peter Hartung - Enacting the Rule of Islam

Publications

Authored Books

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2013) A System of Life: Mawdūdī and the Ideologisation of Islam. London: Hurst; New York: OUP.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2004) Viele Wege und ein Ziel. Leben und Wirken von Sayyid Abu l-Hasan 'Ali al-Hasani Nadwi (1914-1999). [Many Paths and One Goal. Life and Work of Sayyid Abu l-Hasan 'Ali al-Hasani Nadwi (1914-1999)]. Würzburg: Ergon.

Edited Books

Fuess, Albrecht and Hartung, Jan-Peter, eds. (2011) Court Cultures in the Muslim World: Seventh to Nineteenth Centuries. London; New York: Routledge. (SOAS/Routledge Series on the Middle East)

Christmann, Andreas and Hartung, Jan-Peter, eds. (2009) Islamica: Studies in Memory of Holger Preißler (1943-2006). Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press. (Journal of Semitic Studies Supplements. No.26)

Hartung, Jan-Peter and Reifeld, Helmut, eds. (2005) Islamic Education, Diversity, and National Identity. Dīnī Madāris in India Post 9/11. New Delhi et al.: Sage.

Book Chapters

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2014) 'Abused Rationality? On the Role of maʿqūlī Scholars in the Events of 1857/8.' In: Bates, Crispin, (ed.), Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857. Volume 5: Muslim, Dalit and Subaltern Narratives. New Delhi: Sage, pp. 135-155. (Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857. )

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2013) 'Schulen, Netze, Traditionen: Zur Institutionalisierung von Wissen in der persophonen Welt der Frühen Neuzeit [Schools, Networks and Traditions: On the Institutionalization of Knowledge in the Persianate World of Early Modernity].' In: Schuler, Barbara, (ed.), Stifter und Mäzene und ihre Rolle in der Religion: Von Königen, Mönchen, Vordenkern und Laien in Indien, China und anderen Kulturen. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 135-147.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2013) 'Who Speaks of What Caliphate? The Indian Khilafat Movement and its Aftermath.' In: al-Rasheed, Madawi and Kersten, Carool and Shterin, Marat, (eds.), Demystifying the Caliphate: Historical Memory and Contemporary Contexts. London: Hurst, pp. 81-94.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2012) 'La Yamaat-i Islami.' In: Peters, Frank and Ortega, Rafael, (eds.), Los movimientos islámicos transnacionales y la emergencia de un «islam europeo». Barcelona: Edicions Bellaterra, pp. 47-56. (Biblioteca Del Islam Contemporáneo)

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2012) '„Und tötet euch nicht!“ — Martyrium im Islam zwischen Heilsversprechen und Heilserwartung.' In: Grundmann, Regina and Fuhrmann, Sebastian, (eds.), Martyriumsvorstellungen in Antike und Mittelalter: Leben oder sterben für Gott? Leiden; Boston: Brill, pp. 275-305. (Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity)

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2012) 'India.' In: Böwering, Gerhard and Crone, Patricia, (eds.), The Princeton Encyclopeadia of Islamic Political Thought. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, pp. 21-23.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2011) 'Enacting the Rule of Islam: On Courtly Patronage of Religious Scholars in Pre- and Early Modern Times.' In: Fuess, Albrecht and Hartung, Jan-Peter, (eds.), Court Cultures in the Muslim World: Seventh to Nineteenth Centuries. London; New York: Routledge, pp. 295-325. (SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East)

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2009) 'Philosophie: III. Islam.' In: Jäger, Friedrich et al., (ed.), Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Stuttgart: Metzler, pp. 1121-1125.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2008) '«Die Mauer muss weg!», oder: Alles ist für sich singulär. Gedanken zur islamwissenschaftlichen Beschäftigung mit Südasien in Deutschland. [«The Wall Must Fall!», or: Everything is Unique in Itself. Thoughts on Dealing with South Asia in Islamic Studies in Germany].' In: Poya, Abbas and Reinkowski, Maurus, (eds.), Das Unbehagen in der Islamwissenschaft. Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 85-104.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2008) 'Wahhābīs and Anti-Wahhābīs: The Learned Discourse on Sufism in Contemporary South Asia.' In: Lassen, Søren Christian and van Skyhawk, Hugh, (eds.), Sufi Traditions and New Departures. Recent Scholarship on Continuity and Change in South Asian Sufism. Islamabad: Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations, pp. 82-110.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2007) 'Wider die Schmach. Eine historisch-anthropologische Untersuchung von "Beleidigung" in einigen muslimischen Kontexten. [Against Shame. A Historico-Anthropological Examination of "Insult" in Selected Muslim Contexts].' In: Conermann, S. and von Hees, S., (eds.), Islamwissenschaft als Kulturwissenschaft. I: Historische Anthropologie. Schenefeld: EB-Verlag, pp. 107-37.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2006) 'Towards a Reform of the Indian Madrasa? An Introduction.' In: Hartung, Jan-Peter and Reifeld, H., (eds.), Islamic Education, Diversity, and National Identity. Dini Madaris in India Post 9/11. New Delhi et al: Sage, pp. 11-36.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2006) 'Standardising Muslim Scholarship: The Nadwat al-ʿulamāʾ.' In: Saberwal, Satish and Hasan, Mushirul, (eds.), Assertive Religious Identities: India and Europe. New Delhi: Manohar, pp. 121-144.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2005) '"Ueberall ist Kerbala" - Ueberlegungen zu zwoelfer-schiitischen Vorstellungen von sakralem Raum. ["Kerbala Is Everywhere" - Reflections on the Twelver Shiite Representations of Sacred Space].' In: Damir-Geilsdorf, S. and Hartmann, A. and Hendrich, B., (eds.), Mental Maps - Raum - Erinnerung. Kulturwissenschaftliche Zugaenge zum Verhaeltnis von Raum und Erinnerung. Münster et al: LIT, pp. 259-82.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2005) 'The Nadwat al-ʿulamāʾ – A Chief Patron of madrasa Education in India and Turntable to the Arab World.' In: Hartung, Jan-Peter and Reifeld, Helmut, (eds.), Islamic Education, Diversity, and National Identity. Dīnī Madāris in India Post 9/11. New Delhi: Sage, pp. 135-157.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2003) 'The Land, the Mosque, the Temple. 145 Years of Dispute over Ayodhya.' In: Bonney, R, (ed.), Ayodhya 1992-2003: The Assertion of Cultural and Religious Hegemony. Leicester: Centre for the History of Religious and Political Pluralism/ Institute for the Study of Indo-Pakistan Relations, pp. 22-46. (South Asian History Academic Papers)

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2002) '(Re-)Presenting the Other? Erkenntniskritische Überlegungen zum Orientalismus [(Re-)Presenting the Other? - Outline of an Epistemological Critique of Orientalism].' In: Hamann, Chr. and Siebert, C., (eds.), Räume der Hybridität. Postkoloniale Konzepte in Theorie und Literatur. Hildesheim et al.: Olms.

Articles

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2013) 'What Makes a Muslim Intellectual? On the Pro's and Con's of a Category.' Middle East – Topics & Arguments, 1 . pp. 35-45.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2013) 'The Limits of the Dialogical: Thoughts on Muslim Patterns of In- and Exclusion.' Culture and Dialogue, 3 (1). pp. 73-94.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2009) 'Religious Education in Transition: The Moral and Academic Training of Sayyid Abû 'l-Hasan ´Alî Nadwî.' Journal of Semitic Studies, Suppl. (26). pp. 231-255.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2004) 'ʿUlamāʾ in Contemporary South Asia – Globalising the Local by Localizing the Global.' Oriente Moderno, 23 n.s (1). pp. 83-101.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2001) 'Affection and Aversion: Ambivalencies among Muslim Intellectual Élites in Contemporary South Asia.' South Asia Research, 21 (2). pp. 189-202.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2000) 'Gottesstaat versus Kemalismus: Eine islamische Reaktion auf Mušarrafs Putsch in Pakistan. [Kingdom of God versus Kemalism: An Islamic Reaction to Musharraf's coup d'etat in Pakistan].' Religion – Staat – Gesellschaft, 1 (1). pp. 75-94.

Hartung, Jan-Peter (1999) 'A Contribution of Islamic Revivalists to Modernity: The Ǧamāʿat-i islāmī as a Practical Approach for the Realization of an Islamic Concept of History.' Folia Orientalia, 35 . pp. 41-54.

Conference or Workshop Items

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2013) The Word of God for the Modern Indian Muslim: Abū ’l-Kalām Āzād’s Tarjumān al-qurʾān. In: Cultural Institutions and Knowledge Arenas Post-1947: Revisiting the Role of Maulana Azad, 21-22 March 2013, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi.

Other

Hartung, Jan-Peter (2014) 'Public lecture: On 'Creeds' and 'Guidances': Tradition, Commentary and Canon in the Early Modern Persianate World.' Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 12 June 2014 .

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