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How to find us prof. dr. W.J. (Wout) van Bekkum

prof. dr. W.J. van Bekkum

Professor of Middle East Studies
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+31 50 36 35850 (out of office: secretariate)

1972-1979 Semitic Languages and Cultures: Hebrew, Arabic, Aramaic, Ugaritic, University of Groningen

1978-1979 One-Year-Program Semitic Studies, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

1979-1980 Student-assistant Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic Linguistics, University of Groningen

1980-1986 Assistant-teacher Modern Israeli Hebrew, Dept. of Semitic Languages, University of Groningen

1988 Ph.D. Medieval Hebrew Poetry: The Qedushta'ot of Yehudah according to Genizah Manuscripts

1986-2000 Teacher Classical, Rabbinic, Medieval and Modern Hebrew, University of Groningen

1996-2001 Professor of Modern Jewish History, University of Amsterdam

2000-now Professor of Middle East Studies, University of Groningen

2003-now Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, Amsterdam


Research Interests:

Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic Linguistics

Jews in the World of Islam

Medieval Jewish Culture: Hymnography, Poetry and Poetics, Karaism and Karaites

Judaism: History, Religion and Culture

Translator of Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed from Judeo-Arabic into Dutch

Jewish Europe: Minority and Majority Aspects 1800-2000


Last modified:11 February 2020 10.31 a.m.

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

Center of Middle East Studies, POB 716, 9700 AS Groningen, NL

+31 50 36 35850 (out of office: secretariate)