Publications/Presentations

Project Members

ANDRE GINGRICH (project leader)

Collected Volumes (editor)

Andre Gingrich and Christina Lutter (eds.), Visions of Community. Comparative Approaches to Medieval Forms of Identity in Europe and Asia, in History and Anthropology – Thematic Journal Issue (2014)

Andre Gingrich, Fernand Kreff, Eva-Maria Knoll, (eds., in cooperation with Sven Hartwig and Sabine Declev), Lexikon der Globalisierung, (Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld 2011)

Collected Volumes (contributor)

Andre Gingrich, ‘Galactic Polities: Anthropological Insights for Understanding States in Yemen’s pre-Ottoman Past’, in: Andre Gingrich and S. Haas (eds.), Southwest Arabia across History - Essays to the Memory of Walter Dostal (Wien: Verlag der OEAW, forthcoming)

Andre Gingrich, ‘The Use and Abuse of Civilization: An Assessment from Historical Anthropology for South Arabia’s History’, in: J. P. Arnason and C. Hann (eds.), Reconsidering Civilization (forthcoming)

Andre Gingrich and Christina Lutter, ‘Visions of Community: an Introduction’, in Andre Gingrich and Christina Lutter (eds.), Visions of Community. Comparative Approaches to Medieval Forms of Identity in Europe and Asia, History and Anthropology Special Issue (2014)

Andre Gingrich and Christina Lutter, ‘Multiple Histories: Three Journeys through Academic Records, Medieval Yemen, and Current Anthropology’s Encounters with the Past’, in: Andre Gingrich and Christina Lutter (eds.), Visions of Community. Comparative Approaches to Medieval Forms of Identity in Europe and Asia, History and Anthropology Special Issue (2014)

Andre Gingrich and Monika Palmberger, ‘Qualitative Comparative Practices: Dimensions, Cases, and Strategies’, in: U. Flick (ed.), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis (Los Angeles et al.: SAGE, 2014), 94-108

Andre Gingrich, ‘Methodology’, in: J. G. Carrier and D. B. Gewertz (eds.), The Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology (London – New York: Bloomsbury, 2013), 107-124

Andre Gingrich, 'Methodology', in: James G. Carrie and Deborah B. Gewertz (eds.): The Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology, (Bloomsbury, London & New York 2013), pp. 107-124.

Andre Gingrich, 'Envisioning Medieval Communities in Asia: Remarks on ethnicity, tribalism, and faith', in: Walter Pohl, Clemens Gantner, and Richard Payne (eds.): Visions of Community in the Post-Roman World: The west, Byzantium and the Islamic World, (Ashgate, Farnham: 2012), pp. 29-41.

Andre Gingrich, 'Paradise Lost, or Paradise Regained? Conceptions and Ideologies of Himah as a Ritual Site in the Highlands of South-Western Arabia', in: Gabriela Kilianová, Christian Jahoda and Michaela Ferencová (eds.), Ritual, Conflict and Consensus: Case Studies from Asia and Europe, Veröffentlichungen zur Sozialanthropologie 16 (Verlag der ÖAW, Vienna 2012), pp. 65-74.

Andre Gingrich, 'Comparative Methods in Socio-cultural Anthropology Today', in: Richard Fardon, Olivia Harris, Trevor H.J. Marchand, Mark Nutall, Cris Shore, Veronica Strang and Richard A. Wilson (eds.), Handbook of Social Anthropology, (SAGE, Los Angeles-London-New Delhi-Singapore-Washington 2012), 2 vols.: vol. 2, pp. 201-214.

Andre Gingrich, 'Anthropological Comparison as a Research Method in Arabia: Concepts, Inventory, and a Case Study', in: Roger Heacock, and Édouard Conte (eds.), Critical Research in the Social Sciences: A Transdisciplinary East-West Handbook, (al-Nasher, Ramallah-BirZeit 2011), 2 vols., vol 1, pp. 165-190; Arabic translation in vol 2., pp. 137-158: 'Al-muqārana al-anthrūbūlūjiya kamanhaj bahthiyan fī shibhi ‘l-Jazīrati l-‘Arabiyati: Mafāhīm wa numdhij, wa hāla dirāsiya'.

Andre Gingrich, 'Warriors of Honor, Warriors of Faith: Two historical male role models from south-western Arabia', in: Maria Six-Hohenbalken and Nerina Weiss (eds.), Violence Expressed: An Anthropological Approach, (Ashgate, Farnham 2011), pp. 37-54.

Dictionary entries/Lexikon-Einträge

Andre Gingrich, Fernand Kreff and Eva-Maria Knoll, 'Vorwort, Einleitung', pp. 9-20;

Andre Gingrich, Fernand Kreff and Eva-Maria Knoll, 'Globalisierung', pp. 126-129;Andre Gingrich and Brigitte Steger, 'Kulturkreis', pp. 217-219;

Andre Gingrich and Peter Hervik, 'Rassismus', pp. 335-338;Andre Gingrich and Sylvia M. Haas, 'Stamm',  pp. 360-363;

Andre Gingrich, 'Ende der Geschichte', pp. 56f.;Andre Gingrich, 'Familie', pp. 76f.;Andre Gingrich, 'Identität', pp. 143-146;

Andre Gingrich, 'Lokal/Global', pp. 232f.;Andre Gingrich, 'Othering', pp. 323f.;Andre Gingrich, 'Pannationalismus', pp. 325f.;

Andre Gingrich, 'Vergleich', pp. 407f.;

all in: Andre Gingrich, Fernand Kreff, Eva-Maria Knoll, (eds., in cooperation with Sven Hartwig and Sabine Declev), Lexikon der Globalisierung, (Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld 2011).

Journal Articles

Andre Gingrich with Tatjana Thelen, 'Comparative Anthropology: Achievements, failures and future', in: Ethnologie Française 42.2 (2012), pp. 385-391.

Andre Gingrich with Maria Six-Hohenbalken, 'Diaspora and ‘Arabness’: Limits and Potentials for Critical Analysis', in: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 31.2 (2011), pp. 372-380.


JOHANN HEISS

Collected Volumes (editor)

Johann Heiss and Johannes Feichtinger (eds.), Geschichtspolitik und “Türkenbelagerung”, Kritik und Utopie (Mandelbaum, Wien 2013).

Johann Heiss and Martin Slama (eds.), Comparing Arab Diasporas, special issue of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 31.2 (2011).

Collected Volumes (contributor)

Johann Heiss, ‘Sa’da revisited’, in: Andre Gingrich and S. Haas (eds.), Southwest Arabia across History - Essays to the Memory of Walter Dostal (Wien: Verlag der OEAW, forthcoming)

Johann Heiss and Eirik Hovden, ‘The political usage of group terms in medieval South Arabia: A comparative response to Gerda Heydemann’, in: Walter Pohl, Christina Lutter and Eirik Hovden (eds.), Meanings of Community across Medieval Eurasia (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2015)

Johann Heiss and Eirik Hovden, ‘Cities in medieval South Arabia: A comparative response to Elisabeth Gruber’, in: Walter Pohl, Christina Lutter and Eirik Hovden (eds.), Meanings of Community across Medieval Eurasia (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2015)

Johann Heiss and Johannes Feichtinger, 'Einleitung', in: Johann Heiss and Johannes Feichtinger (eds.), Geschichtspolitik und “Türkenbelagerung”, Kritik und Utopie (Mandelbaum, Wien 2013), pp. 7-21.

Johann Heiss, 'Die Ereignisse zum hundertjährigen Jubiläum 1783', in: Johann Heiss and Johannes Feichtinger (eds.), Geschichtspolitik und “Türkenbelagerung”, Kritik und Utopie (Mandelbaum, Wien 2013), pp. 58 – 88.

Johann Heiss and Johannes Feichtinger, 'Konjukturen einer verflochtenen Geschichte. Islam und Türken in Österreich', in: Amena Shakir, Gernot Galib Stanfel, Martin M. Weinberger (eds.), ostarrichislam. Fragmente achthundertjähriger gemeinsamer Geschichte (New Academic Press, Wien 2012), pp. 68 – 74.

Johann Heiss, 'Caravans from South Arabia: Roads and Organization' in: Eva-Maria Knoll and Pamela Burger (eds), Camels in Asia and North Africa. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on their Past and Present Significance, (Verlag der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien 2012), pp. 131 – 139.

Johann Heiss and Maria Six-Hohenbalken, 'Diaspora', in: Fernand Kreff, Eva-Maria Knoll and Andre Gingrich (eds.): Lexikon der Globalisierung, (Transcript, Bielefeld 2011) pp. 44 – 47.

Johann Heiss, 'Fundamentalismus' and 'Orientalismus', and 'Okzidentalismus', in: Fernand Kreff, Eva-Maria Knoll and Andre Gingrich (eds.): Lexikon der Globalisierung, (Transcript, Bielefeld 2011) pp. 91-94, 319-323 and 313-314.

Journal Articles

Johann Heiss and Johannes Feichtinger 'Der Kopf des Feindes. Zum Umgang mit Türkenköpfen in Wien' in: Austriaca 74, 2012, 45 – 58.

Johann Heiss and Martin Slama, 'Introduction: Dimensions of Comparison. The Hadhrami Diaspora in Indonesia', in: Johann Heiss and Martin Slama (eds.), Comparing Arab Diasporas, special issue of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 31.2 (2011), pp. 231 – 250.


EIRIK HOVDEN

Collected Volumes (editor)

Eirik Hovden, Christina Lutter, and Walter Pohl (eds.), Meanings of Community across Medieval Eurasia (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2016).

Collected Volumes (contributor)

Eirik Hovden, ‘Competing Visions of Welfare: Hijras and Zakāt in Medieval South Arabia’, in: Eirik Hovden, Christina Lutter, and Walter Pohl (eds.), Meanings of Community across Medieval Eurasia (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2016)

Johann Heiss and Eirik Hovden, ‘The political usage of group terms in medieval South Arabia: A comparative response to Gerda Heydemann’, in:  Eirik Hovden, Christina Lutter, and Walter Pohl (eds.), Meanings of Community across Medieval Eurasia (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2016)

Johann Heiss, Eirik Hovden, and Elisabeth Gruber, ‘Urban Communities in Medieval South Arabia: A Comparative Reflection’, in:  Eirik Hovden, Christina Lutter, and Walter Pohl (eds.), Meanings of Community across Medieval Eurasia (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2016)

Eirik Hovden, ‘Birka and Baraka: Cistern and Blessing: Notes on Custom and Islamic law Regarding Public Cisterns in Northern Yemen’, in: Andre Gingrich and S. Haas (eds.), Southwest Arabia across History - Essays to the Memory of Walter Dostal (Wien: Verlag der OEAW, 2014), 55-65.

Journal Articles

Johann Heiss and Eirik Hoven, 'Competing Visions of Community in Mediaeval Zaydī Yemen', in: Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient 59/3 (2016), 366-407.

Eirik Hovden and Rutger Kramer, ‘Wondering about Comparison: Enclaves of Learning in Medieval Europe and South Arabia – Prolegomena to an Intercultural Comparative Research Project’, in: Networks and Neighbours 1 (2014), 20-45.

Eirik Hovden and Daniel Mahoney, ‘Stammes- und Religionsgemeinschaften im mittelalterlichen Südarabien‘, in: Historicum 31 (2014), 28-33.

Encyclopedia Entries

Eirik Hovden, 'Water', in: Richard C. Martin (ed.), Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, 2nd edition, (Macmillan Reference: USA, 2016).

Eirik Hovden, 'Shawkani, al-', in: Richard C. Martin (ed.), Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, 2nd edition, (Macmillan Reference: USA, 2016).

Eirik Hovden, 'Shiʿa: Zaydi (Fiver)', in: Richard C. Martin (ed.), Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, 2nd edition, (Macmillan Reference: USA, 2016).

Blog Entry

Eirik Hovden, "Yemen's water scarcity problem."  World Policy Blog (2015). doi:http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2015/07/14/yemens-water-scarcity-problem.

Papers, Presentations, Workshops

Eirik Hovden, 'Islamic Charitable Foundations in Yemen: Knowing the Law', paper presented at the ISA Research Forum (Vienna, 18.02.2016)

Eirik Hovden, 'Zaydī theology popularized: A hailstorm hitting the heterodox', paper presented at the VISCOM Conference Making Ends Meet (Vienna, 25.09.2015)  

Eirik Hovden, 'Ideal and Pragmatic Tax Law in Medieval Zaydi Yemen', paper presented at the Middle Eastern Studies Association Annual Meeting (Washington, D.C., 24.11.2014)  

Eirik Hovden, 'Ideal and pragmatic tax law in mediaeval Zaydi Yemen', paper presented at the University of Bergen Sharia Seminar Series (Bergen, 23.10.2014).  

Eirik Hovden, 'The Zaydis of Early Medieval Yemen between Abbasids and Fatimids', paper presented at the International Medievalist Congress (Leeds, 09.07.2014)

Eirik Hovden, 'Managers of Knowledge: Hijras in Medieval South Arabia', paper presented at the International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 02.07.2013)

Eirik Hovden, 'Competing visions of welfare: Hijras and zakāt in mediaeval South Arabia', paper presented at the VISCOM Conference Meanings of Community across Medieval Eurasia (Vienna, 29.11.2013)

Eirik Hovden, 'Religious groups in medieval South Arabia', paper presented at the Vienna Univerisity Ringvorlesung Gemeinschaftsvorstellungen und soziale Kohärenz im mittelalterlichen Europa, Asien und Tibet im Vergleich (Vienna, 17.04.2013)

Eirik Hovden, 'The political significance of the Muṭarrifiyya network: Zaydi Yemen from the 11th to the 13th century AD', paper presented at the Institute for Socail Anthropology Research Forum at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Vienna, 11.10.2012)

Eirik Hovden, 'Pre-modern Sharia codification? Examples from Zaydi Yemeni family waqf/inheritance law' paper presented at the University of Bergen Workshop: Islamic and Muslim Law: Perspectives (Bergen, 30.08.2012)

Eirik Hovden, ‘The political significance of the Muṭarrifiyya network: Zaydi Yemen from the 11th to the 13th century AD’ paper presented at Institute for Social Anthropology Research Forum of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Vienna, 11.10.2012)

Eirik Hovden, ‘Zaydi endowment fiqh between doctrines and legal practice’, paper presented at The Yemeni Manuscript Digitization Initiative (YMDI) International Workshop (Berlin, 09.05.2012)


NOURA KAMAL


MAGDALENA MOORTHY KLOSS

Collected Volume (contributor)

Magdalena Kloss, 'The Najahids: A Slave Dynasty in Medieval Yemen', in: Thomas MacMaster (ed.), Before the Atlantic: Slave-Trading from Late Antiquity to the Age of Exploration (Kalamazoo, ARC-Medieval Press, in review).

Book Reviews

Magdalena Moorthy Kloss, 'Review of Benjamin Reilly, Slavery, Agriculture and Malaria in the Arabian Peninsula, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2015', Arabian Humanities 6 (2016).

Magdalena Kloss, 'Review of Jerzy Zdanowski, Speaking with their Own Voices: The stories of Slaves in the Persian Gulf in the 20th Century, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014', Arabian Humanities 5 (2015).

Papers, Presentations, Workshops

Magdalena Kloss, 'Ethiopian Slaves in Medieval Yemen – A Study of Medieval Arabic Texts', paper presented at the International Conference of Ethiopian Studies (Warsaw, 25.08.2015)

Magdalena Kloss, 'Slaves, Soldiers and Sovereigns: African Slaves in Medieval South Arabia', paper presented at the International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 09.07.2015)


ODILE KOMMER

Journal Article

Odile Kommer, 'Von „Söhnen“ und ihrem Erbe: Persische Minderheiten im mittelalterlichen Jemen', Jemen Report 47 (2016), 126-127.

Book Review

Odile Kommer, 'Review of Amélie Le Renard, A Society of Young Women: Opportunities of Place, Power, and Reform in Saudi Arabia, Stanford: Stanford University Press', in: Social Anthropology 24/1 (2014), 126-127.

Papers, Presentations, Workshops

Odile Kommer, 'Al-Abnā' and al-Furs: Persians in al-Hamdānī's South Arabia', paper presented at the International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 9.7.2015)

Odile Kommer, 'Persische Minderheiten im Werk al-Hamdānīs – ethnische Terminologie und sozialer Status im mittelalterlichen Jemen', paper presented at 10th Vienna Anthropology Days at Vienna University (Vienna, 23-25.4.2015)

Odile Kommer, 'Ethnonyms and Ethnicity in Medieval South Arabia from a Historical Anthropological Perspective', paper presented at the International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 7-10.7.2014)


DANIEL MAHONEY

Collected Volumes (contributor)

Daniel Mahoney, ‘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)

Daniel Mahoney, '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).

Daniel Mahoney, ‘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)

Journal Article

Daniel Mahoney and Eirik Hovden, ‘Stammes- und Religionsgemeinschaften im mittelalterlichen Südarabien‘, Historicum 31 (2014), 28-33

Papers, Presentations, Workshops

Daniel Mahoney, 'Non-local glazed ceramics from the Islamic period Yemeni highlands', paper presented at the International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (Vienna, 28.4.2016)

Daniel Mahoney, 'Under siege: the political landscape of the Yemeni central highlands during the late medieval and early Ottoman periods' poster presented at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting (Atlanta, 9.1.2016)

Daniel Mahoney, 'From state soldiers to rebel tribes: Kurds in late medieval South Arabia', paper presented at the International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 9.7.2015)

Daniel Mahoney, 'A tale of two families: The varied formation of post-Abbasid polities in ninth century South Arabia', paper presented at the VISCOM Workshop: In the Shadows of Empire II - Peripheral Polities of Byzantium and the Caliphate (Vienna, 20.4.2015)

Daniel Mahoney, 'A cultural heritage text from early medieval South Arabai', paper presented at the Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting (Washington, D.C., 24.11.2014)

Daniel Mahoney, 'The ideological establishment of the Rasulids as a sub-imperial power in medieval South Arabia', paper presented at the International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 9.7.2014)

Daniel Mahoney, 'The formation of South Arabian identity in al-Hamdānī’s al-Iklīl', paper presented at VISCOM Workshop: Historiographies of Identity 4 - Historiography and Identity towards the End of the First Millennium workshop, (Vienna, 16-17.12.2013)

Daniel Mahoney, 'The effects of Rasulid and Mamluk rule over the resistant central highlands of Yemen', paper presented at the Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting (New Orleans, 13.10.2013)

Daniel Mahoney, 'The divisive formation and contentious competition of tribal groups in the highlands of Yemen', paper presented at the International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 02.07.2013)

Daniel Mahoney, ‘The utilized landscape: local craft production and exchange networks in the Islamic period central highlands of Yemen’, paper presented at the Middle East History and Theory Workshop at the University of Chicago (Chicago, 07.11.2012)

Daniel Mahoney, ‘The diverse strategies of identification in the historiography of the early medieval tribal community in South Arabia’, paper presented at VISCOM Workshop: Historiographies of Identity 1 - Narrating Community – Methodological Approaches (Vienna, 19.10.2012)

Daniel Mahoney, ‘Islamic period domestic and religious architecture of the Yemeni central highlands’, paper presented at the Symposium ‘South Arabian Studies Today: In memoriam Walter Dostal’ at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Austrian Oriental Society (Vienna, 08.10.2012)

Daniel Mahoney, ‘The ceramic production of rural communities in the Yemeni central highlands during the Islamic period’, paper presented at Materiality in Islam Research Initiative (MIRI) workshop ‘The Materiality of the Islamic Rural Economy’ (Copenhagen, 24.08.2012)

Daniel Mahoney, ‘The Islamic period ceramic industry of the Dhamar Basin in the central highlands of Yemen’, paper presented at the 8th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (Warsaw, 01.05.2012)

Daniel Mahoney, ‘Tribes under siege: a colonial(?) history of the Islamic period Dhamar Basin, Yemen’, paper presented at the Institute for Social Anthropology Research Forum of the Austrian Academy of Sciences  (Vienna, 15.03.2012)

Last Update: 27.06.17