Relevant Publications by Team Members

1John-Paul Ghobrial, ‘The Archive of Orientalism and its Keepers: Re-imagining the Histories of Arabic Manuscripts in Early Modern Europe’, in Liesbeth Corens, Kate Peters and Alexandra Walsham, eds., The Social History of the Archive: Record Keeping in Early Modern Europe, Past and Present Supplement 11 (Oxford, 2016), pp. 90-111. Available open-access at

2. John-Paul Ghobrial, ‘The Life and Hard Times of Solomon Negri: An Arabic Teacher in Early Modern Europe’, in Charles Burnett, Alastair Hamilton, and Jan Loop, eds., The Teaching and Learning of Arabic in Early Modern Europe (Brill, 2017), pp. 310-331.  Open-access version available at

3. John-Paul Ghobrial, Review of Bernard Heyberger, Jérôme Lentin, Paul Fahmé-Thiéry, eds., D’Alep à Paris: Les pérégrinations d’un jeune Syrien au temps de Louis XIV (Paris: Sindbad, 2015) in English Historical Review (2017).

4. Feras Krimsti, ‘The Lives and Afterlives of the Library of the Maronite Physician Ḥannā al-Ṭabīb (c. 1702–1775) from Aleppo’, Journal of Islamic Manuscripts, volume 9 issue 2-3. Brill: 2018. Available Open Access at

5. Lucy Parker, ‘The Ambiguities of Belief and Belonging: Catholicism and the Church of the East in the Sixteenth Century’, The English Historical Review, volume 133 issue 565, pp 1420-1445. Oxford University Press, 2018. Available open-access at