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Michael Chamberlain Chamberlain

Email: mchamber@wisc.edu
Phone: (608)265-2673
Office: 4111 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4008 Mosse Humanities

Curriculum Vitae: View PDF

Office Hours: TBA

Education: PhD: UC-Berkeley; MA: Pontificio Instituto di Studi Arabi e d’Isalamistica; BA: UC-Berkeley

Bio Sketch:

My specializations is Middle East (Medieval)

My Research and Teaching Interests include Social and cultural history of the medieval Middle East: comparative history; comparative family history. Teaching fields: the Middle East from antiquity to the twentieth century; Muslim responses to the Crusades; Middle Eastern citires from Late Antiquity to the twentieth-century; nineteenth-century Islamic political movements; nineteenth-century Egypt and Syria.

Selected Publications:

  • Knowledge and Social Practice in Medieval Damascus, 1190-1350 (Cambridge University Press, 1994).

History Courses Taught:

Lecture Courses:

  • History 205 - The Making of the Islamic World: The Middle East, 500-1500 - Syllabus 2014 (pdf)
  • History 439 - Islamic History From the Origin of Islam to the Ottoman Empire - Syllabus 2010 (pdf)

Undergraduate Seminars:

  • History 225 - The First Islamic Empire - Syllabus 2014 (pdf)
  • History 600 - Advanced Seminar in History - Topics: "Family & Gender in Medieval Islam "; "Shiism in Iraq "; "Islam and Politics" Syllabus 2009 (pdf)
  • History 680/690 - Honors Thesis Colloquium

Graduate Courses:

  • History 851 - Seminar on Ottoman and Middle East History
  • History 858 - Seminar in Problems of Islamic History - Topics: "Medieval Islamic Social History"
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