Dr Andrew Newman is Director of the Graduate School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures and a Reader in Islamic Studies and Persian at the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies (IMES).
In 2000 the IMES celebrated the 250th anniversary of the beginning of Arabic teaching at the University of Edinburgh.
The Institute is world-renowned for its knowledge and expertise in:
IMES staff carry out research and offer teaching and supervision for honours and postgraduate study across a broad spectrum of areas.
In the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise, IMES achieved the second-highest national result (in a tie with Oxford), confirming the department's continuing role as a leading programme for research and study of Islam, the Middle East, and other related subjects.
My principle interests include the history of Twelver Shi’ism, history of Islamic law, evolution of legal bases of Islamic medical theory and practice and the history of Iran and Persian language and literature. Basing my research within the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies gives me the chance work alongside people with complementary research interests and be part of a far reaching network.
Dr Andrew Newman
This article was published on Jun 22, 2010