Daniel Mahoney

Daniel Mahoney


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Institute for Social Anthropology • Austrian Academy of Sciences

Daniel Mahoney completed his PhD in 2014 in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago where he has focused on the history and archaeology of South Arabia. In his dissertation research he incorporates texts, architecture, and material culture in order to study the interactions between intruding states and the local tribal communities of Dhamar Plain in the central highlands of Yemen during the late medieval and early Ottoman periods. His research interests include historical anthropology and geography, medieval historiography, and Islamic archaeology.   


Selected Publications:

  • The Political Construction of a Tribal Genealogy from Early Medieval South Arabia, in: Walter Pohl, Christina Lutter and Eirik Hovden (eds.), Meanings of Community across Medieval Eurasia (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming).
  • Ceramic Production in the Yemeni Central Highlands during the Islamic Period, in: S. McPhillips and P. Wordsworth (eds.), Landscapes of the Islamic World: Archaeology, History, and Ethnography (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).
  • Cultural Heritage and Identity Politics in Early Medieval South Arabia, in: Andre Gingrich and S. Haas (eds.), Southwest Arabia across History - Essays to the Memory of Walter Dostal (Wien: Verlag der OEAW, 2014), 67-78.
  • (with Eirik Hovden), Stammes- und Religionsgemeinschaften im mittelalterlichen Südarabien, in: Historicum 31 (2014), 28-33.
Last Update: 17.07.19