Experts
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Willemijn Waal
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Ancient Near East, Ancient Near Eastern literature, Ancient writing systems, Assyriology
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Assyria, Near East
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Martin Baasten
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History of the Hebrew language, Comparitive Semitics, Dead Sea Scrolls
Region
Israel, Near East
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Margaretha Folmer
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Aramaic Language and Linguistics, Aramaic Philology, Area Studies, Classical Judaism, Linguistics
Region
Israel, Palestine, Near East
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Ahab Bdaiwi
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Arabic philosophy, Islamic studies, medieval studies
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Helbertijn Krudop
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The restoration history of the museum’s Egyptian collection, old restoration materials, and the ethics of restoration over the years.
Region
Egypt
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Renske Dooijes
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Restoration of ceramics and glass, restoration of (prehistoric) pottery, archaeological field preservation, the history of restoration and restoration techniques
Region
The Mediterranean region and the Near East
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Petra Hogenboom
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Papyrology, history of the Egyptian Late Period and Graeco-Roman period, history of collecting Egyptian antiquities and early development of museum collections
Region
Egypt
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Daniël Soliman
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Egyptology, sculpture from the Middle and New Kingdom and its social and administrative aspects, the art market and the trade in pharaonic antiquities
Region
Egypt
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Sebastiaan Berntsen
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History of Near East studies
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Marten Stol
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Assyriology, history of the Old Babylonian period, Babylonian medicine
Region
Babylon
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Lucy Bennison-Chapman
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Near Eastern Archeology, administration systems, early writing, material culture, symbolism
Region
Anatolia, Mesopotamia, Levant
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Lara Weiss
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Ancient Egypt, Interdisciplinary methods, Museology, Religion studies
Region
Deir el-Medina
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Crystal Ennis
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Gulf political economy, Labour market reform, Entrepreneurship in the Middle East
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Maaike Warnaar
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Iran, foreign policy, international relations, politics in the Middle East, poststructuralism and constructivism
Region
Iran
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Miguel John Versluys
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Classical archaeology, cultural interaction
Region
Mediterranean, Egypt, Near East
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Maurits Berger
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Islam in the West, Islamic law, political Islam, Islam and democracy
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Joanita Vroom
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Medieval and Post-Medieval archaeology, Byzantine archaeology, Islamic archaeology, Ottoman archaeology, ceramics, dining habits and cuisine
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Eastern Mediterranean
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Lucas Petit
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Archeology, excavation method and theories, grinding stones and other stone objects
Region
Levant, Benin, Burkina Faso
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Cisca Hoogendijk
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Greek papyrology, history of Graeco-Roman and Byzantine Egypt
Region
Egypt
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Luit Mols
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Islamic art and material culture
Region
West and Central Asia, Middle East
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Hans Theunissen
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Ottoman and Turkish history & art
Region
Turkey
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Gabrielle van den Berg
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Persian language and literature
Region
Persia, Iran, Tajikistan
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Ab de Jong
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Comparative religion, religions of Antiquity, Zoroastrianism and interaction with other religions,
Region
Iran
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Peter Akkermans
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Near Eastern Archaeology, Late Neolithic settlement and subsistence in Syria
Region
Near East, Syria
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Erik-Jan Zurcher
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Ottoman Empire, Republic of Turkey, the Young Turks, social history, language
Region
Turkey
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Jacques van der Vliet
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Coptic literature and papyrology, Magical, Apocryphal and Gnostic texts, Christian epigraphy of Egypt and Nubia
Region
Egypt
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Olaf Kaper
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Egyptian religion, Iconography, Cultural history and change
Region
Ancient Egypt
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Caroline Waerzeggers
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Assyriology, History of Mesopotamia, Political transformations, Establishment of the Persian Empire in Babylonia
Region
Mesopotamia, Jerusalem, Babylonia
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Petra Sijpesteijn
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Islamic and Arabic Studies, social and economic history of Late Antiquity, Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean, Arabic papyrology
Region
Near East, Middle East
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Tsolin Nalbantian
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Contemporary history, Minorities, Nation state, Diaspora
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Syria, Lebanon, Armenia, Middle East
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Léon Buskens
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Culture, law and Islam in contemporary Middle Eastern societies
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Middle East, Southeast Asia
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