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Professor Daniel Newman

Professor / Director of Studies

Professor / Director of Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures+44 (0) 191 33 43412
Member of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 
Member of the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies 

Research interests

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

Esteem Indicators

  • 2023: Member of the Scientific Council of the European Institute for the History and Cultures of Food (Institut Européen dl’Histoire et des Cultures de l’Alimentation, IEHCA):
  • 2023: Member of the Editorial Board of Food&History:
  • 2021: Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society:
  • 2019: Vice-President of the British Association of Teachers of Arabic:
  • 2019: Visiting Professor at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Doha, Qatar):
  • 2014: Visiting Professor, UCLA:
  • 2009: co-recipient of World Award of the President of the Republic of Tunisia for Islamic Studies:
  • 2009: AHRC Peer Review College member:
  • 2009: Member of Council, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (2009-2012):
  • 2008: Member of the Executive Committee of the University Council of Modern Languages (UCML) [2008-12]:


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