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Lauren Erker is a PhD student in the Islamic Archaeology department at the University of Bonn. She received her BA in Anthropology from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado and her MSc in Late Antique, Byzantine and Islamic Studies from the University of Edinburgh. She has archaeological excavation and survey experience in the states of Colorado and Wyoming as well as in Oman, Israel-Palestine, and Jordan. Her thesis work is an inter-disciplinary and comparative study of rural archaeological sites of the Ottoman period in Palestine and Jordan.

Lauren Erker
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Florian Saalfeld is a research associate and doctoral student at the Department for Islamic Studies and Near Eastern Languages of the University of Bonn. He received his B.A and M.A. in Arabic Studies, Islamic Studies and languages and cultures of the Christian Orient from the University of Halle (Saale). Research trips led him to Egypt and Lebanon. Using a literary approach, he is currently working on Indo-Persian historiographic texts of the 13th and 14th century Delhi Sultanate. He is supporting BOAS insights with his technical expertise and as an editor for contributions coming from Islamic Studies.

Florian Saalfeld
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Dr. phil. Vicky Ziegler completed her doctorate in Islamic Studies at the University of Bonn. She holds further university degrees in Arabic Studies and Conference Interpreting Arabic/German from the University of Leipzig. Her research interests include the history of sciences in the Islamicate world, especially the history of alchemy, and the Arabic manuscript tradition. She spent research trips in Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Oman. In her PhD project, which was funded by the German Avicenna Foundation, she analyzed an alchemical work of the Andalusian bāṭinist Maslama b. Qāsim al-Qurṭubī from the 10th century. Now she works as a research assistant at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and conducts within the project "Metaphor and Religion", funded by the German Research Foundation, an edition, German translation and analysis of "The Grammar of Hearts" (Naḥw al-qulūb) by the Sufi Master ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Qushayrī (d. 465/1072).

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