Prof. Thomas Burman
Distinguished Professor of the Humanities and Head of the Department of History, University of Tennessee
Thomas E. Burman is Distinguished Professor of the Humanities and Head of the Department of History at the University of Tennessee. His research focuses on the intellectual and religious interactions between Latin Christendom and Arab Islam in the medieval and Early-Modern periods. Having held both Rockefeller and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, he is the author of numerous scholarly articles as well as Religious Polemic and the Intellectual History of the Mozarabs, c. 1050-1200, and Reading the Qur’ân in Latin Christendom, 1140-1560 (Winner of the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History). He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of Islamic Societies and Civilizations at Washington University in St. Louis as well as at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, and has given invited lectures at many institutions, including Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, Oxford University, Yale University, and the Folger Shakespeare Library.