Islamic History

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Courses in Islamic History

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Islamic History Faculty

Jane Hathaway - Prof. Hathaway specializes in the Ottoman Empire before 1800, with a particular focus on the Arab provinces. Until recently, her research focused on Egypt and, to a lesser extent, Yemen. Her current research project is a book-length study of the office of Chief Harem Eunuch of the Ottoman Empire. 

Scott Levi - is a historian of the social and economic history of early modern Central Asia. In addition to his journal articles, book chapters and other publications, he has authored The Rise and Fall of Khoqand, 1709–1876: Central Asia in the Global Age (Pittsburgh University Press, 2017); Caravans: Indian Merchants on the Silk Road (Penguin, 2015); and The Indian Diaspora in Central Asia and its Trade, 1550-1900 (E. J. Brill, 2002). He has also edited India and Central Asia: Commerce and Culture, 1500–1800 (Oxford University Press, 2007) and co-edited (with Ron Sela) Islamic Central Asia: An Anthology of Sources (Indiana University Press, 2010). His current project, “Early Modern Connections: Global Integration and the 18th-Century Bukharan Crisis,” examines a number of ways that historical processes unfolding across the early modern world contributed to the collapse of the Bukharan Khanate. Professor Levi is a recipient of the 2011 OSU Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Thomas McDow - Prof. McDow's research focuses on the Western Indian Ocean in the 19th century and examines the business and family networks that linked Arabia, the East African Coast, and the African interior. Broadly he is interested in World, Islamic, Indian Ocean, and African History and drawn to themes of trade, migration, diaspora, slavery, and colonialism, with a growing interest in the history of medicine.

Affiliated Faculty

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