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LUCIS Visiting Fellow: Christian Müller

This spring, LUCIS is happy to welcome Christian Müller to Leiden. Our visiting fellow will give five public lectures about Islamic law.

About Christian Müller

Christian Müller (PhD Freie Universität Berlin 1997) is directeur de recherche (research professor) at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris. Since 2004 he has acted as the head of the Arabic section of the Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes.

After his habilitation in Halle/Saale in 2007 he has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in many institutions in France and Germany. In 2015-2016 he taught at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München where he was visiting professor. His research interersts center on the practice of Islamic law in the pre-modern period with a special focus on fatwa literatures and legal documents. He is mainly interested in the doctrinal evolution of juridical casuistry within the framework of Islamic legal systems. From 2009 until 2013, he acted as principal investigator of the ERC project "Islamic Law Materialized" which focuses on the edition, categorization and analysis of Arabic legal documents dated from the eighth to the sixteenth centuries and gave rise to the online database Corpus of Arabic legal documents (CALD).

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