Jan-Peter Hartung

PD Dr. Jan-Peter Hartung

Researcher

Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe (EZIRE)

Schillerstr. 1
91054 Erlangen

jan-peter.hartung@fau.de

Office hours: on appointment

 

 

Personal details

since 2021 Researcher at the Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
2017-2021 Research fellow in the ERC-funded research project 693457 “Private Pieties, Mundane Islam and New Forms of Muslim Religiosity: Impact on Contemporary Social and Political Dynamics” at the Institute of Ethnology, Georg August University of Göttingen
2016 Module coordinator and lecturer at the Department of Philosophy, University of York (UK)
2014-2015 Lecturer for the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London (UK)
2013 Habilitation at the Faculty of Philosophy, Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelm University of Bonn: venia legendi (Islamic Studies)
2012-2013 Fellow at the Käte-Hamburger-Kolleg “Dynamics in the History of Religions” at the Center for Religious Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum
2010 Visiting Scientist at the Research Center “History of Emotions” of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin
2007-2016 Reader in the Study of Islam at the Department of Religions and Philosophies of SOAS, University of London (UK)
2006-2007 Stand-in professor (Islamic Studies, focus on the Persophone World) in the Department of Islamic Studies at the Institute for Oriental and Asian Studies, Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelm University of Bonn
at the same time:
Lecturer at the Seminar for Oriental and Islamic Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum
2003-2006 Research assistant (DFG-funded project “The School of Ḫayrābād”) at the Seminar for Religious Studies, University of Erfurt
2000-2003 PhD studies (Religious Studies) at the Max Weber College, University of Erfurt
1993-1999 Magister Artium (M.A) in Indology, Philosophy and Central Asian Studies at the University of Leipzig

Research profile

  • Islamic intellectual and religious history since the early modern period, especially in the Persian-influenced cultural area
  • Socio-religious and political expressions in the borderland between Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Islamic philosophy, especially in islamic South Asia
  • History of ideology: Islamism, Salafī Islam/Salafism
  • History of concepts (Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto)
  • Islamic piety movements
  • Borderland studies

Publications

All publications, unless restricted by publishing laws, are available for free download HERE.

Monographies and Editorships

2020

  • Editor (together with Philipp Bruckmayr): Special issue of Die Welt des Islams (60/2‑3): Challenges from the “Periphery”? – Salafī Islam Outside the Arab World: Spotlights on Wider Asia.

2013

  • A System of Life: Mawdūdī and the Ideologisation of Islam, London: Hurst / New York: Oxford University Press.

2011

  • Editor (together with Albrecht Fuess): Court Culture in the Muslim World: Seventh to Nineteenth Centuries, London and New York: Routledge, [Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East 13].

2009

  • Editor (together with Andreas Christmann): Islamica: Studies in Memory of Holger Preißler (1943‑2006), Oxford: Oxford University Press, [Series: Journal of Semitic Studies: Supplement Volume 26].

2005

  • Editor (together with Helmut Reifeld): Islamic Education, Diversity, and National Identity: Dīnī Madāris in India Post 9/11, New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, CA and London: Sage.

2004

  • Viele Wege und ein Ziel: Leben und Werk von Sayyid Abū l‑Ḥasan ʿAlī Ḥasanī Nadwī (1914‑1999), Würzburg: Ergon, 2004 [Series: Kultur, Recht und Politik in muslimischen Gesellschaften 6].

Journal Articles:

2020

  • ‘«He’s Just a Man» – Pashtun Salafists and the Representation of the Prophet.’ Die Welt des Islams 60/2‑3: 170–204.
  • (together with Philipp Bruckmayr) ‘Introduction: Challenges from the “Periphery”? – Salafī Islam Outside the Arab World: Spotlights on Wider Asia.’ Die Welt des Islams 60/2‑3: 137–69.

2019

  • ‘Of Pious Missions and Challenging the Elders: A Genealogy of Radical Egalitarianism in the Pashtun Borderscape.’ Geopolitics 24/2: 308–43 (Reprint in Geopolitics of the Pakistan‑Afghanistan Borderland, ed. by Syed Sami Raza and Michael J. Shapiro, London and New York: Routledge, 2021, pp. 31–63).

2018

  • ‘The Subtle Difference: On Ending One’s Own Life in Muslim Religious Thought.’ Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 28/1: 1–22.

2017

  • ‘Appropriations and Contestations of the Islamic Nomenclature in Muslim North India: Elitism, Lexicography, and the Meaning of The Political.’ Contributions to the History of Concepts 12/2: 76–110.
  • (together with Marjorie Corbman): ‘“I Pine for True Closeness”: Muḥammad Iqbāl’s Uneasy Relationship with Christianity, and the Islamic Social Ideal.’ SAMAJ – South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal 15 (2017). Permanente URL: <http://journals.openedition.org/samaj/4363>.

2016

  • ‘Shackled Liberties, or: How Security Came to Trump Everything Else.’ Review of Human Rights 2/1: 43–59.
  • ‘The Praiseworthiness of Divine Beauty: The “Shaykh al‑Hind” Maḥmūd al‑Ḥasan, Social Justice and Deobandiyyat.’ South Asian History and Culture 7/4: 346–69.
  • ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Ṭālibān, Afghan Self‑Determination and the Challenges of Transnational Jihadism.’ Die Welt des Islams 56/2: 125–52.

2013

  • ‘The Limits of the Dialogical: Thoughts on Muslim Patterns of In‑ and Exclusion.’ Culture and Dialogue 3/1: 73–94.

2012

2004

  • ‘ʿUlamāʾ in Contemporary South Asia – Globalising the Local by Localizing the Global.’ Oriente Moderno 23 n.s./1: 83–101.

2001

  • ‘Affection and Aversion: Ambivalencies among Muslim Intellectual Élites in Contemporary South Asia.’ South Asia Research 21/2: 189–202 (Reprint in Islam in South Asia, ed. by David Taylor, Bd. 3, London and New York: Routledge, 2011, pp. 137–50).

2000

  • ‘Gottesstaat versus Kemalismus: Eine islamische Reaktion auf Mušarrafs Putsch in Pakistan.’ Religion – Staat – Gesellschaft 1/1: 75–94.

1999

  • ‘A Contribution of Islamic Revivalists to Modernity: The Ǧamāʿat‑i islāmī as a Practical Approach for the Realization of an Islamic Concept of History.’ Folia Orientalia 35: 41–54.

Articles in anthologies

2022

  • ‘Taking Lessons from the Prophet in Times of War: und Muhammadan Images during the Afghan Resistance, c. 1978–1992.’ In The Presence of the Prophet in Early Modern and Contemporary Islam, Vol. 2: Heirs of the Prophet: Authority and Power, ed. by Rachida Chih, David Jordan and Stefan Reichmuth, Leiden and Boston, MA: Brill, pp. 419–47 [Series: Handbuch der Orientalistik 159/2].

2021

  • ‘§§ 25–27: Südasien.’ In Philosophie in der Islamischen Welt, Bd. 4/2: 19. und 20. Jahrhundert: Türkei, Iran und Südasien, ed. by Anke von Kügelgen, Basel: Schwabe, pp. 1.189–1.365 [Series: Grundriss der Geschichte der Philosophie, begründet von Friedrich Ueberweg] (Online version HERE)
  • ‘A Ṭālibān Legal Discourse on Violence.’ In Violence in Islamic Thought from European Imperialism to the Post‑Colonial Era, ed. by Mustafa Baig and Robert Gleave, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 123–59 [Series: Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Islamic Thought 3].

2020

  • ‘Making Sense of “Political Quietism”: An Analytical Intervention.’ In Political Quietism in Islam: Sunni and Shi‘i Practice and Thought, ed. by Saud al‑Sarhan, London: I.B. Tauris, pp. 15–32 [Reihe: King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Series 1]

2016

  • ‘Radical Egalitarianism in the Frontier: Of Pious Missions and Challenging the Elders.’ In Dynamics of Change in the Pak‑Afghan Borderland: The Interplay of Past Legacies, Present Realities and Future Scenarios IV, ed. by Sami Raza and Shahida Aman, Peshawar: University of Peshawar Press, pp. 91–126.
  • ‘Südasien.’ In Islam: Einheit und Vielfalt einer Weltreligion, ed. by Rainer Brunner, Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, pp. 589–607.

2015

  • s.v. ‘Iman’ und s.v. ‘Imam.’ In Key Concepts in Modern Indian Studies, ed. by Gita Dharampal‑Frick, Rachel Dwyer u.a., New Delhi et al.: Oxford University Press / New York: New York University Press, pp. 111–3.
  • ‘Legal Discourses on Faith in the Pak‑Afghan Borderlands.’ In Dynamics of Change in the Pak‑Afghan Borderland: The Interplay of Past Legacies, Present Realities and Future Scenarios, ed. by Shahida Aman and Muhammad Ayub Jan, Peshawar: University of Peshawar Press, pp. 198–220.

2014

  • ‘Abused Rationality?—On the Role of maʿqūlī Scholars in the Events of 1857/8.’ In Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857. Vol. 5: Muslim, Dalit and Subaltern Narratives, ed. by Crispin Bates, New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, CA and London: Sage, pp. 135–55.

2013

  • ‘Schulen, Netze, Traditionen: Zur Institutionalisierung von Wissen in der persophonen Welt der Frühen Neuzeit.’ In Stifter und Mäzene und ihre Rolle in der Religion: Von Königen, Mönchen, Vordenkern und Laien in Indien, China und anderen Kulturen, ed. by Barbara Schuler, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 135–47.

2012

  • ‘Who speaks of what Caliphate? —The Indian Khilāfat Movement and its Aftermath.’ In Demystifying the Caliphate: Advocates, Opponents and Implications for Europe, ed. by Madawi Al Rasheed, Carool Kersten and Metin Shterin, London: Hurst / New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 81–94.
  • ‘La Yamaat‑i Islami.’ In Los movimientos islámicos transnacionales y la emergencia de un «islam europeo», ed. by Frank Peters und Rafael Ortega, Barcelona: Edicions Bellaterra, pp. 47–56 [Reihe: Biblioteca del Islam Contemporáneo / Biblioteca de Casa Arabe 44]. (English version in Islamic Movements in Europe: Perspectives on Public Religion and Islamophobia, London: I.B. Tauris, 2014, pp. 23–9).
  • ‘«Und tötet Euch nicht!» Martyrium im Islam zwischen Heilsversprechen und Heilserwartung.’ In Martyriumsvorstellungen in Antike und Mittelalter: Leben und Sterben für Gott?, ed. by Sebastian Fuhrmann and Regina Grundmann, Leiden and Boston, MA: Brill, pp. 275–305 [Series: Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity/Arbeiten zur Geschichte des antiken Judentums und des Urchristentums 80].
  • s.v. ‘India.’ In The Princeton Encyclopeadia of Islamic Political Thought, ed. by Gerhard Böwering, Patricia Crone et al., Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, pp. 21–3.

2011

  • Enacting the Rule of Islam: On Courtly Patronage of Religious Scholars.’ In Court Culture in the Muslim World: Seventh to Nineteenth Centuries, ed. by Albrecht Fuess and Jan‑Peter Hartung, London and New York: Routledge, pp. 295–325 [Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East 13].
  • (together with Albrecht Fuess): ‘Introduction.’ In Court Culture in the Muslim World: Seventh to Nineteenth Centuries, ed. by Albrecht Fuess and Jan‑Peter Hartung, London and New York: Routledge, pp. 1–17 [Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East 13].

2009

  • ‘Religious Education in Transition: The Moral and Academic Training of Maulānā Sayyid Abū’l‑Ḥasan ʿAlī Nadwī.’ In Islamica: Studies in Memory of Holger Preißler (1943‑2006), ed. by Andreas Christmann and Jan‑Peter Hartung, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 231–55 [Series: Journal of Semitic Studies, Supplement Volume 26].
  • s.v. ‘Philosophie: III. Islam.’ In Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit, Bd. 9, ed. by Friedrich Jäger, Stuttgart: Metzler, pp. 1.121–5.

2008

  • ‘Wahhābīs and Anti‑Wahhābīs: The Learned Discourse on Sufism in Contemporary South Asia.’ In Sufi Traditions and New Departures: Recent Scholarship on Continuity and Change in South Asian Sufism, ed. by Søren Christian Lassen and Hugh van Skyhawk, Islamabad: Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations, pp. 82–110.
  • ‘«Die Mauer muss weg!», oder: Alles ist für sich singulär. Gedanken zur islamwissenschaftlichen Beschäftigung mit Südasien in Deutschland.’ In Das Unbehagen in der Islamwissenschaft: Ein klassisches Fach im Scheinwerferlicht der Politik und der Medien, ed. by Abbas Poya and Maurus Reinkowski, Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 85–104.

2007

  • ‘Wider die Schmach: Zur historisch‑anthropologischen Untersuchung von “Beleidigung” in einigen muslimischen Kontexten.’ In Islamwissenschaft als Kulturwissenschaft I: Historische Anthropologie, ed. by Stephan Conermann und Syrinx von Hees, Schenefeld: EBV, pp. 105–37.

2006

  • ‘Standardising Muslim Scholarship: The Nadwat al‑ʿulamāʾ.’ In Asserting Religious Identities: India and Europe, ed. by Satish Saberwal and Mushirul Hasan, New Delhi: Manohar, pp. 121–44.

2005

  • (together with Guido Steinberg) ‘Islamistische Gruppen und Bewegungen.’ In Der Islam in der Gegenwart, ed. by. Werner Ende and Udo Steinbach, München: Beck, pp. 681–95 (English version in Islam in the World Today, Ithaca, NY and London: Cornell University Press, 2010, pp. 682–96).
  • ‘The Nadwat al‑ʿulamāʾ – A Chief Patron of madrasa Education in India and Turntable to the Arab World.’ In Islamic Education, Diversity, and National Identity: Dīnī Madāris in India Post 9/11, ed. by Jan‑Peter Hartung and Helmut Reifeld, New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, CA and London: Sage, pp. 135–57.
  • ‘Towards a Reform of the Indian madrasa? – An Introduction.’ In Islamic Education, Diversity, and National Identity: Dīnī Madāris in India Post 9/11, In Islamic Education, Diversity, and National Identity: Dīnī Madāris in India Post 9/11, ed. by Jan‑Peter Hartung and Helmut Reifeld, New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, CA and London: Sage, pp. 11–36.

2004

  • ‘«Überall ist Kerbala!» – Überlegungen zu 12er‑schiitischen Vorstellungen von sakralem Raum.’ In Mental Maps – Raum – Erinnerung: Kulturwissenschaftliche Zugänge zum Verhältnis von Raum und Erinnerung, ed. by Sabine Damir‑Geilsdorf, Angelika Hartmann and Béatrice Hendrich, Münster et al.: LIT, pp. 259–82 [Series: Kulturwissenschaft: Forschung und Wissenschaft 1].
  • ‘Die fromme Stiftung (waqf): Eine islamische Analogie zur Körperschaft?’ In Die verrechtlichte Religion: Der Öffentlichkeitsstatus von Religionsgemeinschaften, ed. by Hans G. Kippenberg and Gunnar Folke Schuppert, Tübingen: Mohr‑Siebeck, pp. 287–314.
  • ‘The Land, the Mosque, the Temple. 145 Years of Dispute over Ayodhya.’ In Ayodhya 1992–2003: The Assertion of Cultural and Religious Hegemony, ed. by Richard Bonney, Leicester: Centre for the History of Religious and Political Pluralism–Institute for the Study of Indo‑Pakistan Relations / New Delhi: Media Publishing House, pp. 22–46 [Series: South Asian History Academic Papers 9].

2002

  • ‘(Re‑)Presenting the Other? Erkenntniskritische Überlegungen zum Orientalismus.’ In Räume der Hybridität: Postkoloniale Konzepte in Theorie und Literatur, ed. by Christof Hamann and  Cornelia Sieber, Hildesheim, Zürich and New York: Georg Olms Verlag, pp. 135–50 [Series: Passagen 2].
  • s.v. ‘Naqshbandiyya Sufi Order.’ In Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, Bd. 3, ed. by J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann, Ann Arbor, MI: ABC‑Clio, pp. 910 et sqq..
  • s.v. ‘Chishtiyya Sufi Order.’ In Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, Bd. 1, ed. by J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann, Ann Arbor, MI: ABC‑Clio, p. 263 et seqq..
  • (together with Jamal Malik) ‘Islam auf dem indischen Subkontinent.’ In Indien – Wege zum besseren Verstehen: Fächerübergreifende Unterrichtsmaterialien, ed. by Clemens Jürgenmeyer et al., Gotha and Stuttgart: Klett‑Perthes, pp. 121–4.

2001

  • ‘Reinterpretation von Tradition und der Paradigmenwechsel der Moderne: Abū l‑Aʿlā Mawdūdī (1903‑1979) und die Jamāʿat‑i Islāmī.’ In Sendungsbewußtsein oder Eigennutz: Zu Motivation und Selbstverständnis islamischer Mobilisierung, ed. by Dietrich Reetz, Berlin: Das Arabische Buch, pp. 107–26 [Series: Studien des Zentrums Moderner Orient 15].

Reviews

2021

  • ‘Crafting Masculine Selves: Culture, War and Psychodynamics in Afghanistan. Von Andrea Chiovenda.’ Anthropos 116.

2020

  • ‘Das Rätsel des Pfeils: Begegnungen mit Sufi‑Meistern. Von Jürgen Wasim Frembgen.’ Anthropos 115: 571 et sqq..
  • ‘Circuits of Faith: Migration, Education and the Wahhabi Mission. Von Michael Farquhar.’ Die Welt des Islams 60/1: 113–7.

2019

  • ‘Pagan Christmas: Winter Feasts of the Kalasha in the Hindu Kush. Von Augusto S. Cacopardo.’ Anthropos 114 (2019): 570–3.

2017

  • ‘Die Träume der Schulweisheit: Leben und Werk des ʿAlī b. Muḥammad al‑Ǧurǧānī (gest. 816/1413). Von Josef van Ess.’ Die Welt des Islams 57/1: 108–11.

2014

  • ‘Sayyid Qutb: The Life and Legacy of a Radical Islamic Intellectual. Von James Toth.’ Journal of Qurʾānic Studies 16/2: 159–62.

2013

  • ‘Militancy and Political Violence in Shiism–Trends and Patterns. Ed. by Assaf Moghadam.’ Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 23/4: 587–9.

2012

  • ‘Islamische Stiftungen zwischen juristischer Norm und sozialer Praxis. Ed. by Astrid Meier, Johannes Pahlitzsch and Lucian Reinfandt.’ Der Islam 89/2: 224–6.
  • ‘Schooling Islam: The Culture and Politics of Modern Muslim Education. Ed. by Robert W. Hefner and Muhammad Qasim Zaman.’ Die Welt des Islams 52/3: 117–9.
  • ‘Abdulkarim Soroush: The Expansion of Prophetic Experience: Essays on Historicity, Contingency and Plurality in Religion. Ed. by Forough Jahanbakhsh.’ Journal of Qurʾānic Studies 14/2: 354–6.

2011

  • ‘Philosophy in Early Safavid Iran: Najm al‑Dīn Maḥmūd al‑Nayrīzī and his Writings. Von Reza Pourjavady.’ Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 21/4: 517 et sqq..
  • ‘Der Eine und das Andere: Beobachtungen an islamischen häresiographischen Texten. Von Josef van Ess.’ sehepunkte 11/10. Permanente URL: <www.sehepunkte.de/2011/10/20095.html>.
  • ‘Islamism and Democracy in India: The Transformation of Jamaat‑e‑Islami [sic]. Von Irfan Ahmad.’ Asian Affairs 42/2: 342–5.

2010

  • ‘Mullā Ṣadrā and Metaphysics: Modulation of Being. Von Sajjad H. Rizvi.’ Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 20/3: 369 et sqq..
  • ‘Scripturalist Islam: The History and Doctrines of the Akhbarī Shīʿī School. Von Robert Gleave.’ sehepunkte 10/4. Permanente URL: <www.sehepunkte.de/2010/04/16203.html>.
  • ‘Logik und Theologie: Das Organon im Arabischen und Lateinischen Mittelalter. Ed. by Dominik Perler and Ulrich Rudolph.’ al‑Masāq 22/1: 109–11.

2009

  • ‘The Delhi College: Traditional Elites, the Colonial State, and Education Before 1857. Ed. by Magrit Pernau.’ Die Welt des Islams 49/1: 148–50.

2008

  • ‘«Ein Garten des Paradieses»: Die Prophetenmoschee von Medina. Von Marcel Behrens.’ Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft 8/1.

2007

  • ‘Islamische Menschenrechtskonzepte: Islamische Menschenrechtskonzepte und das Problem sogenannter “islamischer” Menschenrechtsverletzungen in Pakistan seit 1977. Von Christian Stahmann.’ Die Welt des Islams 47/2: 247–50.

2006

  • ‘Stiftungen in Christentum, Judentum und Islam vor der Moderne: Auf der Suche nach ihren Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschieden in religiösen Grundlagen, praktischen Zwecken und historischen Transformationen. Ed. by Michael Borgolte.’ sehepunkte 6/12. Permanente URL: <www.sehepunkte.de/2006/12/10734.html>.
  • ‘Akbar und Ǧahāngīr: Untersuchungen zur politischen und religiösen Legitimation in Text und Bild. Von Heike Franke.’ sehepunkte 6/9. Permanente URL: <www.sehepunkte.de/2006/09/10735.html>.

2003

  • ‘Leopold Weiss alias Muhammad Asad: Von Galizien nach Arabien 1900–1927. Von Günther Windhager.’ DAVO‑Nachrichten 17: 123 et sqq..

2002

  • ‘Travellers in Faith: Studies of the Tablīghī Jamāʿat as a Transnational Islamic Movement for Faith Renewal. Ed. by Muhammad Khalid Masud.’ Contemporary South Asia 11/1: 101–3.
  • ‘The Passing of Patrimonialism: Politics and Political Culture in Hyderabad 1911–1948. Von Margrit Pernau.’ Internationales Asienforum 33/1‑2: 154–6.
  • ‘Islam and Muslim History in South Asia. Von Francis Robinson.’ Religion – Staat – Gesellschaft 2/2: 315–7.

2001

  • ‘Explorations in the History of South Asia: Essays in Honour of Dietmar Rothermund. Ed. by Georg Berkemer, Hermann Kulke, Tilman Frasch and Jürgen Lütt .’ The Book Review 25/11‑12: 14 et sqq..
  • ‘Ṣūfī Ritual: The Parallel Universe. Von Ian Richard Netton.’ Contemporary South Asia 10/1: 173 et sqq..

Memberships

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the series “Philosophy of Middle Eastern Modernity” (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter) and “World Philosophies” (Milan et al.: Mimesis International)
  • Member of the Editorial Boards of the journals “Die Welt des Islams” and “Review of Human Rights”

Reviewer

  • Hurst
  • Ashgate
  • Routledge
  • Brill
  • Cambridge University Press
  • University of North Carolina Press
  • International journals and funding agencies (AHRC, DFG, HERA)
  • Expert in judicial appeal proceedings in the UK; scientific advice for the British Home and Commonwealth Office and various NGOs (UNICEF, GIZ)