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Benjamin Geer
Works at Digital Humanities Lab, University of Basel
Attended School of Oriental and African Studies
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This blog post includes (a) a video of a talk I gave on the early history of Islam, in which I summarise mainstream scholarship on that topic, and (b) an essay discussing possible reasons for the lack of interaction between sociology and the study of the early history of Islam.
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This is a talk I gave at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association in New Orleans on 12 October 2013, in the panel ‘The Politics of Taste in the Late Ottoman Empire and Egypt’. In under 15 minutes, it outlines the main argument of my PhD thesis and gives a few examples.
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I do sociological/historical research, and I develop software for humanities scholars.
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  • Digital Humanities Lab, University of Basel
    Software Developer, 2014 - present
  • National University of Singapore
    Non-resident scholar, 2013 - 2014
  • National University of Singapore
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, 2012 - 2013
  • American University in Cairo
    Visiting Assistant Professor, 2011 - 2012
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Software developer, Digital Humanities Lab, University of Basel. Non-resident scholar in the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore.
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  • School of Oriental and African Studies
    Middle East Studies, 2007 - 2011
  • Hampshire College
  • University of Florida
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  • Université de Provence Aix-Marseille I
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