Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Gastprofessor Prof. Dr. Irfan Habib

Prof. Dr. Irfan Habib (New Delhi, Indien) ist vom 23.4.-31.08. 2012 Gastprofessor am Seminar für Südasien-Studien im Rahmen des "Rotating Chair" Programms des Indian Council of Culural Relations.

Prof. Dr. Irfan Habib started his career at the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi, in 1982. In 2009, he moved to the National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi. Since then, he occupies the Maulana Azad Chair.

Prof. Dr. Irfan Habib has worked on diverse issues related to science, technology and colonialism in mid 19th and early 20th century India. At present he is engaged in research on issues concerning science and Islam, mainly within South Asia. His book called Jihad or Ijtihad: Religious orthodoxy and modern science in contemporary Islam is due for publication soon.