Continuing project, initiated in 2013 by Professor Charles Burnett, Professor Alastair Hamilton and Dr Jan Loop, thanks to funding from HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) under the Cultural Encounters scheme.

Objectives: to document the European scholarly encounter with the Orient between 1580 and 1800, examining the ways in which the exchange of knowledge and ideas was organised and structured, and seeking to document the change from a religious to a cultural perspective on Oriental societies.

The project is led by the Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe (CHASE) at the Warburg Institute, represented by Professor Charles Burnett. The principal resesearch participants are Dr Jan Loop (University of Kent), Professor Bernd Roling (FU Berlin), Professor Martin Mulsow (Erfurt University, Literaturhaus Berlin), Professor Gerard Wiegers (University of Amsterdam, Leiden University Library, National Museum of Antiquities), and Professor Outi Merisalo (University of Jyväskylä).

CHASE and EOS publications

Visit the CHASE website

Visit the EOS website