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Professor Daniel Newman

Professor / Director of Studies

PhD London

AffiliationRoom numberTelephone
Professor / Director of Studies in the School of Modern Languages and CulturesA8, Elvet Riverside I+44 (0) 191 33 43412
Special Advisor to the Islamic Criminal Justice Project in the Centre for Criminal Law & Justice  
Member of the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies  
Member of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies  

Research interests

  • Arab food history
  • History of Translation in the Arab world
  • Arabic geographical and travel literature (with special focus on Arab travellers to Europe)
  • The Tunisian and Egyptian Nahda movements
  • Erotology and sexuality in the mediaeval Muslim world

Research groups

  • Translation/Linguistics/Pedagogy

Esteem Indicators

  • 2019: Vice-President of the British Association of Teachers of Arabic:
  • 2014: Visiting Professor, UCLA :
  • 2009: co-recipient of World Award of the President of the Republic of Tunisia for Islamic Studies:
  • 0000: AHRC Peer Review College member (2009-2012):
  • 0000: Member of Council, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (2009-2012):
  • 0000: Member of the Executive Committee of the University Council of Modern Languages (UCML) [2008-12]:

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Foreign Literature & Language: Arabic Language and Literature
  • Middle eastern and Islamic studies: Alterist Discourse: the West and the Arab World
  • Politicial, cultural, social history: Food history


Authored book

  • Newman, Daniel. (Forthcoming). Images and Representations: Tunisian Travellers to Europe in the 19th Century. Beit al-Hikma.
  • Newman, Daniel. (2020). Rifa'a al-Tahtawi: A Nineteenth-Century Egyptian Educationalist and Reformer. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Newman, Daniel & Husni, R. (2015). Arabic-English-Arabic Translation: Issues and Strategies. Routledge.
  • Newman, D. & Husni, R. (2013). A to Z of Arabic-English-Arabic Translation. Saqi Books.
  • Newman, Daniel (2011). An Imam In Paris: Al-Tahtawi's Visit To France 1826-1831. Rev. 2nd ed. Saqi.
  • Newman, Daniel & Husni, R. (2008). Modern Arabic Short Stories: A Bilingual Reader - Twelve Stories by Contemporary Masters from Morocco to Iraq. London: Saqi Books.
  • Newman, D (2007). Arabic-English Thematic Lexicon. London: Routledge.
  • Newman, D. (2004). An Imam in Paris: Al-Tahtawi's Visit to France (1826-1831). London: Saqi Books.
  • Newman, D & Van der Tuin, J (1993). Elsevier’s Dictionary of Ports and Shipping (English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, German). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Book review

Chapter in book

Edited book

  • Newman, Daniel (2014). 2nd Annual International Conference Proceedings, Language, Literature & Linguistics (L32013), 17-18 June 2013, Singapore. GSTF.
  • Newman, Daniel (2012). Proceedings of the 1st Annual International Conference on Language, Literature & Linguistics (L3 2012). Global Science and Technology Forum.
  • Newman, D & Van Campenhoudt, M (1999). Maritime Terminology: Issues in Communication and Translation. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Maritime Terminology. Brussels: Éditions du Hazard.

Journal Article

Scholarly Edition

  • Newman, Daniel L. (orig.) (2020). The Sultan's Feast: A Fifteenth-Century Egyptian Cookbook . Saqi Books
  • Newman, Daniel. (orig.) (2014). The Sultan's Sex Potions: Arab Aphrodisiacs in the Middle Ages . London: Saqi Books
  • Newman, Daniel & Husni, R. (orig.) (2007). al-Tahir al-Haddad, Muslim Women in Law and Society: Annotated translation of al-Tahir al-Haddad’s Imra‘tuna fi ‘l-shari'a wa 'l-mujtama', with an introduction (Imra'tuna fi 'l-mujtama' wa 'l-shari'a). London: Routledge