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Andreas Goerke

Senior Lecturer

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

The emergence and early history of Islam, Qur'an and Qur'anic exegesis, the Biography of the Prophet Muhammad, Hadith, Islamic Law

Education/Academic qualification

Habilitation, University of Basel
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Universität Hamburg
Das Kitab al-Amwal des Abu 'Ubaid al-Qasim b. Sallam
Master of Arts, Universität Hamburg
Die frühislamische Geschichtsüberlieferung zu al-Hudaibiya

Biography

Andreas Görke is Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He received his PhD from the University of Hamburg in 2001 and his Habilitation from the University of Basel in 2010. Before coming to Edinburgh in 2011, he has taught and lectured at the Universities of Hamburg, Basel, Berlin, and Kiel.

Research Interests

Dr Görke's research interests include early Islamic history and historiography, the life of the Prophet Muhammad, Koran and Koranic exegesis, Hadith, Islamic law, the transmission of Arabic manuscripts, Islam in its late antique environment and the impact of modernity on Muslim thought.

Teaching

Postgraduate teaching

  • Problems, Methods, and Theories in the Study of Early Islam
  • Research Methods and Problems in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
  • The Qur'an - Islam's Holy Book (PG version)
  • Critical Readings in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Undergraduate teaching

  • Where History meets Mystery: Approaches to the Study of Early Islam (Honours)
  • Elements of Islam (Honours)
  • The Qur'an - Islam's Holy Book (Honours)
  • Introduction to Islam A: The Foundational Sources (Subhonours)
  • Introduction to Islam B: Religious Thought and Culture (Subhonours)

Research outputs

  1. Hadith between traditional Muslim scholarship and academic approaches

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  2. Muhammad

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Research activities & awards

  1. Linked Open Tafsir

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  2. Criteria for Dating Early Islamic Exegetical Traditions

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  3. Qur'anic exegesis and religio-political currents in early Islam

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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