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Dr. Jan-Peter Hartung

KHK Visiting Research Fellow 2012
Senior Lecturer in Study of Islam, Department for the Study of Religion, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

Jan-Peter Hartung joined the Department for the Study of Religions at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London as a Lecturer in the Study of Islam in 2007 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer herein in 2010. From 2003 to 2007 he worked as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Chair of Islamic Studies at the University of Erfurt and held a temporary Chair of Islamic Studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn from 2006 to 2007, while at the same time also teaching at Ruhr-University Bochum. In May 2012, he obtained his Habilitation from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn. Additionally, Hartung received several research grants in Germany and the UK.

His fields of interests include Muslim intellectual history, with a regional focus on South Asia and the wider Persianate world. In 2004 Hartung has published a commendable biography on the Northern Indian scholar Sayyid Abû l-Hasan ‘Ali Nadwî (d. 1999), titled Viele Wege und ein Ziel: Leben und Wirken von Sayyid Abû l-Hasan 'Ali al-Hasani Nadwi (1914-1999). A second monograph on the Islamist theorist Sayyid Abû l-A’lâ Mawdûdî (d. 1979), titled A System of Life: Mawdudi and the Ideologization of Islam, is currently in press.

During his stay in Bochum he investigates the intertextuality in the transmission of rational traditions in the religious sciences of Islam from Safavid Iran to Northern India in Early Modernity.


  • Ph.D., Religious Studies, Max-Weber-Kolleg, University of Erfurt, 2003
  • M.A., South and Central Asian Studies and Philosophy, University of Leipzig, 1999

KHK Fellowship

Duration: July 2012 - June 2013
Project: Intertextuality in the Transmission of Rational Traditions in the Religious Science of Islam from Safavid Iran to Northern India in Early Modernity