Associate Professor Ahmad Shboul

License ès letters (Damascus), PhD (University of London), AM (Member of the Order of Australia)
Honorary Associate Professor

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 5645
Fax +61 2 9351 2319

Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae

Research interests

  • Intellectual history and historiography of the Arab-Islamic world
  • Arab-Greek (especially Byzantine) cultural relations and mutual perceptions
  • Cities, human geography and cultural dynamics in Arab and Islamic history
  • Islam, society and politics in the contemporary Middle East
  • Aesthetics of place in creative Arabic literature (poetry and the novel).

Teaching and supervision

Doctoral supervision

  • The life, works and intellectual contribution of Shaykh ‘Abd al–Samad al-Falembānī (Muhammad Hussain Ahmad, 2005-)
  • Islamic Reformism and modernity (Syed Safdar Ahmed – 2005-)
  • Dynamics and perceptions of social movements in Egypt and Iran (Tara Mariam Povey - 2008)

Current projects

  • Secular Orientations and Tendencies in Islamic Thought and Practice
  • Cultural Moments in the History and Historiography of Damascus and Greater Syria (7th-11th Centuries CE)
  • The Poetics of Hellenic Motifs in the Work of Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008)

Associations

  • Member of the Advisory Council for Multicultural Affairs, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, (1996-1999)
  • Member of the Council for Australian-Arab Relations, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2003-6).
  • Past President of the Australasian Middle East Studies Association

Selected grants

2000

  • Socio-cultural change and continuity in Damascus and Syria in the early Islamic period (7th-10th century CE); Shboul A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Pryor, J., Jeffreys, E., Shboul, A. (2006). The Age of the ∆POMΩN: The Byzantine Navy ca 500-1204. Leiden, Boston: Brill.

Book Chapters

  • Shboul, A. (2012). The Aesthetics of Peotry in Praise of the Prophet. In Nijmeh Hajjar (Eds.), Praising The Prophet in Arabic Poetry and Song, (pp. 7-26). Beirut: Bissan.
  • Shboul, A. (2012). The Historical and Intellectual Context: Ameen Rihani in Thought and Action. In Nijmeh Hajjar (Eds.), Ameen Rihani and Arab Renewal: Challenges of Change in Literature, Thought and Society (Seminar Proceedings), (pp. 53-98). Beirut: CAUS.
  • Shboul, A. (2005). Between Rhetoric and Reality: Islam and Politics in the Arab World. In Nelly Lahoud and Anthony H. Johns (Eds.), Islam in World Politics, (pp. 170-191). London & New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Shboul, A. (2004). Byzantium and the Arabs: the Image of the Byzantines as Mirrored in Arabic Literature'. In Michael Bonner (Eds.), Arab-Byzantine Relations in Early Islamic Times, (pp. 235-260). Aldershot (UK): Ashgate.
  • Shboul, A. (2004). Islam And Globalization: Arab World Perspectives. In Hooker, Virginia and Saikal, Amin (Eds.), Islamic Perspectives on the New Millennium, (pp. 43-73). Singapore: ISEAS Publishing (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).

Journals

  • Shboul, A. (2010). Greek Destinies Among Arabs: 'Rumi' Muslims in Arab-Islamic Civilization. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 14, 287-304.
  • Shboul, A. (2007). Gendered Space and Dynamics in Saudi Arabian Cities: Riyadh and Dammam in Turki Al-Hamad's Trilogy. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 17(1), 203-223.
  • Shboul, A. (2006). Different Journeys: Place, Self and Imagination in the Classical Arabic Poetic Tradition. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 16(2), 8-24.
  • Shboul, A. (2005). The Arab Poet and the City: Modenism and Alienation. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 15(2), 59-74.

Other

  • Shboul, A. (2006), Muhammad ibn Mankali, [a] Al-Adilla al-Rasmiyya fi 'l-Ta`a bi al-H arbiyya [b] Al-Ahka m al-Mulu kiyya wa 'l-Dawa bit al-Na musiyya: Brill.

2012

  • Shboul, A. (2012). The Aesthetics of Peotry in Praise of the Prophet. In Nijmeh Hajjar (Eds.), Praising The Prophet in Arabic Poetry and Song, (pp. 7-26). Beirut: Bissan.
  • Shboul, A. (2012). The Historical and Intellectual Context: Ameen Rihani in Thought and Action. In Nijmeh Hajjar (Eds.), Ameen Rihani and Arab Renewal: Challenges of Change in Literature, Thought and Society (Seminar Proceedings), (pp. 53-98). Beirut: CAUS.

2010

  • Shboul, A. (2010). Greek Destinies Among Arabs: 'Rumi' Muslims in Arab-Islamic Civilization. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 14, 287-304.

2007

  • Shboul, A. (2007). Gendered Space and Dynamics in Saudi Arabian Cities: Riyadh and Dammam in Turki Al-Hamad's Trilogy. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 17(1), 203-223.

2006

  • Shboul, A. (2006). Different Journeys: Place, Self and Imagination in the Classical Arabic Poetic Tradition. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 16(2), 8-24.
  • Shboul, A. (2006), Muhammad ibn Mankali, [a] Al-Adilla al-Rasmiyya fi 'l-Ta`a bi al-H arbiyya [b] Al-Ahka m al-Mulu kiyya wa 'l-Dawa bit al-Na musiyya: Brill.
  • Pryor, J., Jeffreys, E., Shboul, A. (2006). The Age of the ∆POMΩN: The Byzantine Navy ca 500-1204. Leiden, Boston: Brill.

2005

  • Shboul, A. (2005). Between Rhetoric and Reality: Islam and Politics in the Arab World. In Nelly Lahoud and Anthony H. Johns (Eds.), Islam in World Politics, (pp. 170-191). London & New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Shboul, A. (2005). The Arab Poet and the City: Modenism and Alienation. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 15(2), 59-74.

2004

  • Shboul, A. (2004). Byzantium and the Arabs: the Image of the Byzantines as Mirrored in Arabic Literature'. In Michael Bonner (Eds.), Arab-Byzantine Relations in Early Islamic Times, (pp. 235-260). Aldershot (UK): Ashgate.
  • Shboul, A. (2004). Islam And Globalization: Arab World Perspectives. In Hooker, Virginia and Saikal, Amin (Eds.), Islamic Perspectives on the New Millennium, (pp. 43-73). Singapore: ISEAS Publishing (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).

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