Monographs in Islamic Archaeology
Bethany J. Walker [+–]
University of Bonn
Bethany Walker is Research Professor of Mamluk Studies at the Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg of the University of Bonn in Germany. An archaeologist and historian, her research has been published in numerous American, European, and Middle Eastern journals in both fields. With over twenty years field experience in the eastern Mediterranean, she directs two long-term archaeological projects in Jordan (the Tall Hisban excavations and the Northern Jordan Project), and is affiliated with numerous others in the region. Her recent monographs include Jordan in the Late Middle Ages: Transformation of the Mamluk Frontier and her edited Reflections of Empire: Archaeological and Ethnographic Studies on the Pottery of the Ottoman Levant.
Walker’s research in recent years has focused on rural societies, the dynamics of state-village relations, medieval Islamic environmental and agricultural history, local resource management, and ceramic analysis (primarily transitional and coarse wares).
Asa Eger [+–]
University of North Carolina – Greensboro
Asa Eger is Assiociate Professor of Early Islamic History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. An archaeologist and historian, he has published numerous articles and two books. He has fifteen years field experience in the eastern Mediterranean, most recently completing excavations in Turkey at Tüpraş Field, identified as the eighth to twelfth century frontier site of Ḥiṣn al-T¬¬in¬at. He has excavated and surveyed in the regions of Cilicia, Antioch, and Mar’ash in Turkey, and in Israel, Greece, and Cyprus. He has also worked on ceramic analysis from these and older museum collections. His books include the recently published The Spaces Between the Teeth: A Gazetteer of Towns on the Islamic Byzantine Frontier and the forthcoming monograph The Islamic-Byzantine Frontier: Interaction and Exchange Among Muslim and Christian Communities. Eger’s work follows themes of frontiers, landscape and settlement archaeology, environmental history, and GIS mainly in the central Islamic lands (Anatolia, Syro-Palestine, and northern Mesopotamia/al-Jazira) from the Byzantine transition until the start of the Middle Islamic period (sixth through twelfth centuries).
Monographs in Islamic Archaeology is a series dedicated to the promotion of innovative and state-of-the-art scholarship on Islamic societies, polities, and communities, from an archaeological perspective. The volumes are problem-oriented, data-rich, theoretically sound, and methodologically innovative studies of archaeological sites and corpuses. The range of studies span the Islamic periods (7th century CE until today), and represent the Islamic world on its global scale.
The range of topics invited for the series is wide, including not only carefully argued and interpreted final excavation, survey, and ceramic reports, but also studies from other disciplines that are of direct relevance to Islamic archaeology, such as historical geography, art history, history, numismatics, ethnography, heritage management, and environmental studies, if they include archaeological material. Monographs may include revised doctoral dissertations. We particularly welcome comparative, transregional, and multi-disciplinary studies. Studies of unprovenanced artifacts, conference volumes (which are better suited to the journal), and descriptive field reports and exhibition or museum catalogues will not be considered.
Submissions to the series will follow the Style Guide of the Journal of Islamic Archaeology and will be subjected to the same rigorous peer-review process.