Dr. Malek Sharif

Tel: +49-251-83241-13
Mail: malek.sharif@gmx.de

Malek Sharif received a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master degree in Middle Eastern History from the American University of Beirut. He holds a PhD in Ottoman History/Turkic Studies from the Free University of Berlin. He was a post-doctoral fellow of the working group “Modernity and Islam” of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin to conduct research in Istanbul on the municipal, hygiene and medical history of the Ottoman Empire. He also received the post-doctoral scholarship of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for his extended research in Istanbul on the first Ottoman parliament. From 2008 until 2014 he was visiting assistant professor and lecturer at the American University of Beirut. From 2015 on he is a fellow of the Corpus Musicae Ottomanicae CMO-project at Münster and affiliated to the filed of research „Music in the Ottoman Empire and in Turkey“.

Critical edition of the song texts in the frame of CMO project

The Ottoman state and its medical professionals in the Arab provinces and their humanitarian perceptions and practices, from the late 18th until the early 20th Century.

As Associate Researcher in Tokyo-Beirut Urban Studies Project “Human Mobility and Multi-ethnic Coexistence in Middle Eastern Cities”, initiated by Prof. Hidemitsu Kuroki, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

Translation and edition of the memoirs of an Arab officer in the Ottoman army during the First World War

Imperial Norms and Local Realities: Ottoman Municipal Laws and the Municipality of Beirut, 1860-1908, Beiruter Texte und Studien, Bd. 105. Würzburg: Ergon, 2014.

Edition/editorship:

The Local Histories of Lebanon Revisited, edited by Mohamed Rihan and Malek Sharif, envisaged date of publication: 2017.

The First Ottoman Experiment in Democracy, Christoph Herzog and Malek Sharif, eds., Istanbuler Texte und Studien, Bd. 18. Würzburg: Ergon, 2010.

Articles

“Istanbul Sweet and Bitter: Memoirs of an Arab Teenager between 1916 and 1918”, in: Istanbul, Kushta, Constantinople: Diversity of Identities and Personal Narratives in the Ottoman Capital (1830-1900), edited by Christoph Herzog and Richard Wittmann, envisaged date of publication: 2017.

“Fleeing Lebanon and Breaking the Law in the Late Ottoman Period”, in: A Lord of many mansions, Denkschrift for Kamal S. Salibi, edited by Abdul Rahim Abu Husayn, Tarif Khalidi and Sulaiman Murad, envisaged date of publication: 2017.

“Local, Imperial and Global Intersections in the Contemporary Historiography of the Late Ottoman Period”, in: The Local Histories of Lebanon Revisited, edited by Mohamed Rihan and Malek Sharif, envisaged date of publication: 2016.

„Hakkı, İsmail Bey“, in: 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. by Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson, issued by Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin 2015-09-17. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15463/ie1418.10728.

al-Da’uq, Umar, in: 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. by Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson, issued by Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin 2015-04-07. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15463/ie1418.10597.

“Introduction” coauthored with Christoph Herzog, in: Christoph Herzog and Malek Sharif, eds., The First Ottoman Experiment in Democracy. Würzburg: Ergon, 2010, 13-19.

“A Portrait of Syrian Deputies in the First Ottoman Parliament”, in: Christoph Herzog and Malek Sharif, eds., The First Ottoman Experiment in Democracy. Würzburg: Ergon, 2010, 285-311.

“Missionaries, Medicine and Municipalities: A History of Smallpox Vaccination in Nineteenth-Century Beirut”, in: Makdisi, Ussama, ed.: Beyond the Clash of Civilizations: Missionaries, Conversion and Tolerance in the Ottoman Empire. Archaeology and History in the Lebanon 22 (2005), 34-50.