Hassan Ansari

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Hasan Ansari
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Hassan Farhang Ansari (1970-) is Iranian Scholar specializing in Islamic Studies and a professor who conducts lectures and tutorial sessions for students residing in Western countries.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • PhD, Islamic Studies, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes-Sorbonne, Paris, 2009
  • Diploma, Islamic Studies, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes-Sorbonne, Paris, 2007
  • Bachelors, Islamic Intellectual History and Law, Lebanese University, Beirut, 1997
  • Bachelor, Islamic and Western philosophy University of Tehran, 1993
  • Ijtihad, Qom/Tehran Seminaries, 1985-2002

Career[edit | edit source]

  • Guest Director of Studies, Ecole Pratique des Hautes, Paris, 2022
  • Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, Princeton, 2020-Present
  • Long-term Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2013-2020
  • Senior Research Associate, Research Unit Intellectual History of the Islamicate World, Freie Universität Berlin, 2009-2013
  • Research Associate, Institute of Islamic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, 2005-2007
  • Researcher, Markaz-e-Daʾirat al-Maʿarif-e-Buzurg-e-Islami (The center for The Great Islamic Encyclopaedia), Tehran, 1989-2002

Academic Activities[edit | edit source]

  • Executive Editor, Journal Shii Studies Review, Brill, 2017-Present
  • Co-founder and member of the Editorial Board, The Classical Muslim Heritage Series, published jointly by Miraas-e-Maktub, Tehran, and the Research Unit Intellectual History of the Islamicate World, Paris), 2011-Present
  • Co-founder and member of the Editorial Board, Muslim History and Heritage Series, jointly published by Markaz-e-Daaʾirat ul-Maʿaarif-e-Buzurg-e-Islami, Tehran, and the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, Montreal, under the title “Intellectual Heritage of Islamic Civilization”, 2011-Present
  • Has been a visiting faculty and for Princeton University from 2015-2017
  • Has been a Guest lecturer for McGill University for April in Montreal, Canada
  • Has given lectures at various tutorial sessions for students of all levels from Bachelor to Doctoral level in various Islamic and Arabic subjects at Columbia University, Princeton University, Freie Universität Berlin, and other institutes

Books[edit | edit source]

  • Zaydi reception of Bahshamite Muʿtazilism: Facsimile Edition of MS Shiraz, Library of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Shiraz (Allama Tabatabai Library), majmuʿa 102, Gorgias Press, Piscataway, 2019
  • Studies in Medieval Islamic Intellectual Traditions, Lockwood Press, Atlanta, 2019
  • The Religio-Intellectual History of Rayy During the Seljuk Period, Der Islam, 2019
  • Studies in Medieval Islamic Intellectual Traditions (Resources in Arabic and Islamic Studies), Lockwood Press, 2017
  • Accusations of unbelief in Islam: A diachronic perspective on takfir, Brill, 2015
  • Articles
  • Do Accidents Need a Substrate? Critical Edition of al-Hasan al-Rassas’s Masʾala fi kayfiyyat wujood ala raad, Shii Studies Review, vol. 5, 2021, pp. 203-219
  • Sixth/Twelfth-Century Zaydi Theologians of Yemen Debating Avicennan Philosophy, Shii Studies Review vol. 5, 2021, pp. 219-271.
  • Al-Sharif al-Murtada’s Responses to Theological Questions posed by Abu Yaʿla Sallar [Salar] b. Abd al-Aziz al-Daylami (d. 448/1057): A Critical Edition, Shii Studies Review, vol. 2, 2018, pp.251–303
  • Muʿtazilism after Abd al-Jabbar: Abu Rashid al-Nishaburi’s Kitab Masaʾil al-khilaf fil-usul (Studies on the transmission of knowledge from Iran to Yemen in the 6th/12th and 7th/13th c. I), Studia Iranica, vol. 39, 2010, pp. 227-278

Sources[edit | edit source]

Hasan Ansari's CV