Rahim, Abdul Rahman (Egypt)
spec. modern history (Arab world in Ottoman era); Professor,
Head of History Department, Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Al-Azhar
Abiodun Adebayo (Nigeria)
spec. African history; Associate Professor, University of
Wisconsin; Professor, Department of History, Awolowo University,
Alexander K. (the Netherlands)
spec. Indonesian historical linguistics; former Research Fellow,
Australian National University, Canberra; Humboldt Fellow,
Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main; Senior Lecturer, University
Jean S. (United States of America)
spec. prehistory and human paleoecology - Eastern Asia, Arctic,
Circumpolar; Professor of Anthropology, University of Alaska;
Director, Office of Faculty Development, University of Alaska.
Isaac Adeagbo (Nigeria)
spec. history of West Africa, Yoruba language and literature;
Professor of History, Awolowo University, Ife.
spec. archaeology and history of Anatolia, Dr; Holder of The
Goethe Medal; Visiting Professor, Universities of Princeton,
United States of America, Berlin and Vienna; Member of 7 foreign
Saleh Ahmad (Iraq)
spec. social and economic history of early Islam; President
of Iraq Academy; Professor of Arabic History, College of Arts,
University of Baghdad.
Mohammad Adnan (Jordan)
spec. Islamic History; President, AL al-Bayt University, Mafraq
Abdul Rahman (Saudi Arabia)
spec. pre-Islamic history and archaeology of the Arabian Peninsula;
Dean, College of Arts, King Saud University.
spec. archaeology and ethnohistory of Mesoamerica and the
Andean area. Complutense University, Madrid (Spain).
P. (Russian Federation)
spec. physical anthropology, ethnology and prehistoric archaeology;
Director, Institute of Archaeology, Russian Academy of Sciences.
Member, Russian Academy of Science.
Sayyar K. (Iraq)
spec. Ottoman and Arab modern history; Professor, University
of Mosul; Director, Centre of Ottoman Studies, Mosul.
Mohammad Saeed (Saudi Arabia)
spec. modern history of Arabia and the Middle East; Professor
of History; Dean, College of Arts, King Saud University, Riyadh.
A. (United States of America)
spec. history of Eastern Africa; Professor, Dept. of History,
University of California.
spec. archaeology and cultural heritage; Director, Art and
Archaeology Centre, Faculty of Arts, University of Antananarivo;
Member of Malgasy Academy.
spec. archaeology, pre-Aksumite and Aksurnite periods of the
history of Ethiopia; Director, French archaeological mission
in Addis Ababa.
spec. Neolithic archaeology of China; Chief, Section 1 (Neolithic)
and Deputy Director, Archaeology Institute of the Chinese
Academy of Social Sciences.
H., Alfonso (Mexico)
spec. Maya writing and culture; Mesoamerican civilizations;
Assessor, Humanities Co-ordination; Professor, Humanities
Faculty (Pre Hispanic Art and Literature), Universidad Nacional
Autónoma de México.
Viada A. (Russian Federation)
spec. Byzantinology and Armenology; Leading researcher of
the Institute of Russian History of the Russian Academy of
Sciences; Member of the scientific body of the East-Christian
Muhammad S. (Tajikistan) (the late)
spec. philosophy and history of sciences; Professor; former
Member, Tajik Academy of Sciences, Dushanbe
spec. history, sociology and religions of Central and Eastern
Asia; Emeritus Director of Research, Centre National de la
Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches
Internationales (CERI) at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences
spec. Oriental languages and civilizations; Lecturer, Institut
national Des langues et civilisations Orientales (INALCO);
Scientific Member of INALCO, Paris.
spec. archaeology and Egyptology; former President, Egyptian
Organization of Antiquities (Cairo).
spec. Palaeolithic art and archaeology; Curator and Deputy
Director, History 1 Museum of Bern, Secretary-general, Schweizerisch
Lichtensteinische Stfitung für archäologische Forschungen
spec. Middle Eastern Palaeolithic and Neolithic; Professor,
Department of Anthropology, Peabody Museum, Harvard University,
(United States of America)
specialization in medieval Iberian cultures (Islamic, Christian)
and in medieval and modern Afghanistan. Latest book, Colour
and Symbolism in Islamic Architecture (Thames & Hudson)
received 1997 Medal for History of Art from the Académie Française.
Gert-Jan (the Netherlands)
spec. Pleistocene and Palaeolithic archaeology in South-east
Asia; Professor, Biologisch-archaeologisch Instituut, Universiteit,
spec. philology and cultural history of the Turkish speaking
and Turk-Mongol world; Emeritus Professor, Université de Paris
III-Sorbonne Nouvelle; Director of Studies (Turkish History
and Philology), Ecole Pratique Des Hautes Etudes, IVe section;
Member of the Institut de France (Académie Des Inscriptions
spec. archaeology and prehistory of South-east Asia and Oceania;
Reader, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian
National University, Canberra; Fellow, Australian Academy
of the Humanities.
spec. archaeology and history of the Bronze Age and the Early
Middle Ages; Professor of Archaeology, University of Budapest;
Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
spec. social History of Al-Andalus and the Maghrib (medieval
period); Professor, Universities of Rabat and Tetuan; Co-ordinator
of the Research Group for the History of Morocco and Al-Andalus
at the University of Tetuan.
spec. Syro-Mesopotamian archaeology, formerly Curator, Department
of Oriental Antiquities, Musée du Louvre, Paris; Professor,
University of Strasbourg II.
spec. African history; Chairman, Department of Humanities
and Social Sciences, Africa University, Mutare; Fellow, Royal
Historical Society, London.
spec. history, religion and culture of Mongolia; Professor
and Senior researcher, Institute of History, Mongolian Academy
of Sciences; Secretary-general, International Association
for Mongol Studies; Academician of the Mongolian Academy of
Sciences; Honorary member of the International Academy of
José Maria (Spain)
spec. ancient history of Spain; Professor, University of Madrid;
former Director, Spanish Institute of Archaeology of CSIC
and Archivo Espagnol de Arcquelogia a; Director, Gezion; Member,
Academy of History (Madrid) and German Archaeological Institute
spec. early medieval history; Emeritus Professor, Humboldt
spec. Tibetology, notably religious and ritual history; Director
of Studies, Ecole pratique Des Hautes Etudes, Chair, Tibetan
Religions; Director, The Canter of Studies on Tibetan Religions
(EPHE) and associated Laboratory to the Centre National de
la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).
spec. palaeozoology; Director, Hungarian National Museum.
spec. Islamic Law, Muslim Spirituality and Muslim-Christian
relations through history (especially in the Arab World);
Editor-in-Chief of its yearly Journal Islamochristiana; Member
of the International Academy of Religious Sciences (Brussels);
Professor, Pontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi e d'Islamistica
Clifford Edmund (United Kingdom)
spec. history and culture of the Islamic Middle East and India;
Professor, University of Manchester; Member, British Academy.
spec. history of Sub-Saharan Africa; Professor, University
of Paris I; Centre for African Research.
(United States of America)
spec. Middle Eastern History; Professor, University of Boston
spec. history of the Middle East during the first millennium
BC; Professor, University of Toulouse II-Le Mirail
spec. European Bronze Age, Megalithism of Brittany, Palaeometallurgy.
Research Director CNRS; Director, Laboratory Anthropology
Université Rennes l, Professor, Université Haute-Bretagne
spec. American prehistory; Professor, University of Alberta.
spec. Spanish and British Caribbean history; Professor, Department
of History, University of the West Indies, Mona Jamaica.
W. (United States of America)
spec. medieval Islamic history; Professor, Columbia University,
I. (Russian Federation)
deceased; spec. Feudal Eastern European and Russian history,
science of historical sources, archeography; Former Professor
and Head of Department of Science of Historical Sources, the
Institute of Russian History; Former Corresponding member
of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
spec. Roman history; Researcher, Institute of Greek, Roman
and Latin Studies, Czech Academy of Sciences.
spec. intellectual history; Professor, Cambridge University;
Fellow of Emmanuel College.
spec. ancient Greek and Latin literature; Professor, University
of Bari; Editor, Quaderni DI storia.
Colognesi, Luigi (Italy)
spec. Roman history and Roman law; Professor, University of
spec. archaeology and ethnology, North American prehistory,
particularly Northwest coast and Southwest, primitive art;
Professor, Dept. of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University;
Director, Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Simon Fraser
Johannes G. (the Netherlands)
spec. history of South and South-east Asia; Emeritus Professor,
University of Leiden.
del Castillo, Guillermo (Spain)
spec. colonial Latin American history; Emeritus Professor,
University of California, San Diego; member, Royal Academy
of History, Madrid.
spec. history of Southern India (the Tamil region); Professor,
University of Jawaharlal Nehru (New Delhi).
Kwang-chih (United States of America)
spec. Chinese archaeology; John E. Hudson Professor of Anthropology,
Harvard University; Honorary Professor, Universities of Shandong,
Xiamen and Beijing.
spec. medieval Islamic history, Egypt and Syria during Mamelouk
period; Professor of medieval History, Dept. of medieval History
at the Faculty of humanities and social sciences, University
of Tunis I.
spec. history of Byzantine art; Director, Benaki Museum (1940-1973);
Director, Byzantine Museum (1960-1971); member, Academy of
Braja Dulal (India)
spec. ancient Indian history; former President, Ancient India
Section, Indian History Congress; Professor, University of
Jawaharlal Nehru (New Delhi).
Jean François Henri (France)
spec. geology and prehistory, especially in Greece, the Sahara,
Ethiopia and the Republic of Djibouti; Director, Laboratoire
de Recherches sur l'Afrique orientale, Centre National de
la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).
(China/United States of America)
spec. ancient and early medieval Chinese history; Professor,
University of California (Santa Barbara).
spec. History of medieval Timbuktu; has published various
works on the history of Western Sudan, from the Middle-Age
to the colonial Conquest; Research worker, IFAN-Dakar; Professor
at the University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar and then at the
University of Libreville. Now in Mali.
Desmond (United Kingdom)
spec. prehistory of Africa, -\Western Asia and India; Professor,
University of California at Berkeley. Member, British Academy
and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
E. (United Kingdom)
spec. prehistory of North Africa and the European Palaeolithic;
Visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology and Research
Associate, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
spec. paleoanthropology and prehistory (especially of Africa);
Professor, Collège de France (Chair of Paleoanthropology and
Prehistory). Member, French Academy of Sciences (Institut
S. (United States of America)
spec. US. Southwest archaeology and history; Director, University
of Colorado Museum; Professor, Department of Anthropology,
University of Colorado at Boulder.
spec. archaeology and prehistory of Australia; Bibliographer
(Anthropology, Archaeology and Health), Australian Institute
of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra.
spec. medieval Islamic history, Arabic peninsula and Yemen
in the Middle Ages; Director of Dept. of History at the Faculty
of humanities and social sciences; Professor of Medieval History,
University of Tunis I.
Muhammad A. (Russian Federation)
spec. history of the Ancient Near East; Head of the Department
of Ancient Oriental Studies, Institute for Oriental Studies,
Ahmad Hasan (Pakistan)
spec. archaeology; Professor, University of Islamabad; Director,
Centre for the Study of Central Asian Civilizations. Member
of numerous national and international academic bodies.
spec. Balkan history; Professor, Institute of Balkan Studies,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia.
Laet, Sigfried Jan (Belgium)
spec. Roman history, European archaeology and prehistory;
Chief Editor, History of Scientific and Cultural Development
of Humanity, Volume 1. Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences,
Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium.
spec. classical archaeology, ancient Greek sculpture; Director,
Benaki Museum (Athens); Member, Governing Board of the Greek
Archaeological Society; Member, Committee for the Preservation
of the Acropolis Monuments.
Anatoly P. (Russian Federation)
spec. prehistory of Siberia. Corresponding member of the Russian
Academy of Sciences.
Louise Marie (France and Senegal)
spec. demo-geography and historical demography of sub-Saharan
Africa; Doctor of anthropogeography (University of Paris I).
spec. archaeology of the Ancient Near and Middle East; Professor,
Free University, Berlin.
E.J. van (The Netherlands)
spec. history of Ethiopia, Islam; Secretary-general and Co-editor
of the Encyclopaedia of Islam; Member of the Academia Europea
spec. archaeology, Aegean world; Supervisor, Antiquities in
various region of Greece; Director, Antiquities at the Ministry;
Professor, University of Athens.
Duri, Abdul Aziz
spec. Arab history (esp. economic history); Professor of History,
Jordan University; Member of the Royal Academy for Islamic
Civilization Research; Honorary member of the Jordan Academy
for the Arabic Language.
spec. historical demography; Director of Studies, Ecole Des
Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
spec. history of European mentalities; Professor, University
of Bucharest; Director, Institute for South East European
Studies of the Romanian Academy; Director, Centre for the
Study of European Mentalities.