Sabine Schmidtke

A Yemeni man reads the Qur'an at the Great Mosque in the old city of the capital Sana’a.
“Working together, the Institute for Advanced Study and HMML provide an accessible digital platform, a sophisticated cataloging system, and the capacity to keep the Zaydi corpus free and available for the foreseeable future. The project has made possible many new discoveries, including among scholars in...
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Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has been elected to the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres as a Foreign Corresponding Member. Also among the newly elected Foreign Corresponding Members are former IAS Members Werner Eck and Amneris...
Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in the School of Historical Studies, specializing in Islamic intellectual history, will participate in a panel discussion hosted by the University of Pennsylvania at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Sharing insight from her pioneering research on the medieval...
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As part of Professor Sabine Schmidtke 's Zaydi Manuscript Tradition (ZMT) project, the Leiden University Libraries have commenced digitization of their circa 150 Yemini manuscripts. Writing for the Leiden Special Collections Blog, curator Arnoud Vrolijk discusses Yemen's distinctive written heritage and the...
Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in the School of Historical Studies , will give a public talk on Friday, October 12. Drawing on her research and reading from her recent publication Studying the Near and Middle East at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton,...
The Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome is collaborating with the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, to provide open access to approximately 5,000 digitized Zaydi manuscripts from Yemen and neighboring countries that are held by Italian libraries. Earlier this year,...
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute will host a workshop on Near Eastern Studies after Patricia Crone on Monday, June 4, 2018. Participants, including Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in the School of Historical Studies, and Joseph Witztum , former research assistant to the late...
The Institute for Advanced Study and the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies have jointly organized the "Literary Genres and Their Changing Functions among Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages" workshop. Participants will include co-organizers Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in...
The School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study has received a $315,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the Zaydi Manuscript Tradition initiative, led by Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in the School of Historical Studies. The literary...
Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has been elected for nomination as a member of the Accademia Ambrosiana in Milan, Italy. The Academy Ambrosiana, formed inside the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, is comprised of over 370 members and focuses...
Professor Sabine Schmidtke and Institute Trustees Lorraine Daston and Benedict Gross are among those newly elected. Other elected members include D avid Hollinger , former Institute Trustee and Member (1977–78, 1999) in the School of Historical Studies.
The Institute for Advanced Study and Hill Museum & Manuscript Library are partnering to provide open access to approximately 15,000 digitized Zaydi manuscripts from Yemen and neighboring countries. The three-year project will help support and make accessible the Zaydi handwritten heritage—a heritage that is on the verge of destruction in Yemen.