Dr. Hannah-Lena Hagemann
Foto: Hannah-Lena Hagemann
Nachwuchsgruppenleiterin / Junior Research Group Leader
Emmy Noether research group 'Social Contexts of Rebellion in the Early Islamic Period (SCORE)'
Hannah-Lena Hagemann is an historian of early Islam with a particular interest in historiography and historical memory, rebellion and social strife, Islamic Late Antiquity, the Umayyads, and the history of the Jazīra (Northern Mesopotamia). She received her PhD from Edinburgh University in 2015 for a dissertation on the representation of Khārijites in works (mostly chronicles) of the early Islamic historical tradition. She worked for Stefan Heidemann’s ERC project “The Early Islamic Empire at Work” (Hamburg) for several years, during which she focused on the administrative history and geography of the Jazīra. As leader of her own research group, she is thrilled to return to Khārijism, this time from a more positivist perspective.
Since 04/2020: Emmy Noether research group leader, “Social Contexts of Rebellion in the Early Islamic Period” (Hamburg University)
2014–2019: Research Associate with ERC project “The Early Islamic Empire at Work” (Hamburg University)
2015: PhD (Edinburgh University); title of dissertation: “History and Memory: Khārijism in Early Islamic Historiography”
2010: M.A. (Magister Artium) in Islamic Studies (major), Political Science and Religious Studies (minors) (Hamburg University)
2006–2007: Visiting Student in Arabic and Oriental Studies at St. John’s College, University of Oxford.
Monographs and Edited Volumes
2021. The Khārijites in Early Islamic Historical Tradition: Heroes and Villains, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
2020. With Stefan Heidemann, eds., Transregional and Regional Elites: Connecting the Early Islamic Empire, Berlin: De Gruyter.
Articles and Book Chapters
(Forthcoming). “al-Nāṭiq bi-l-Ḥaqq, Mūsā b. Muḥammad”, Encyclopaedia of Islam, Three.
(Forthcoming). “Naṣr b. Shabath al-ʿUqaylī”, Encyclopaedia of Islam, Three.
(Forthcoming). “al-Ḥasan b. Sahl”, Encyclopaedia of Islam, Three.
(Forthcoming). “The Limits of Imperial Control: The Jazīran North in the Early Islamic Period”, in Stefan Heidemann & Katharina Mewes, eds., The Reach of Empire, Berlin: De Gruyter.
2022. “Was Muṭarrif b. al-Mughīra al-Thaqafī a Khārijite? Rebellion in the Marwānid Period”, al-‘Uṣūr al-Wusṭā 30, 445-468.
2020. With Peter Verkinderen, “Kharijism in the Umayyad Period”, in Andrew Marsham, ed., The Umayyad World, London: Routledge, 489-517.
2020. “Muslim Elites in the Early Islamic Jazīra: The qāḍīs of Ḥarrān, al-Raqqa, and al-Mawṣil”, in Hannah-Lena Hagemann & Stefan Heidemann, eds., Transregional and Regional Elites: Connecting the Early Islamic Empire, Berlin: De Gruyter, 331-358.
2020. With Katharina Mewes & Peter Verkinderen, “Studying Elites in Early Islamic History”, in Hannah-Lena Hagemann & Stefan Heidemann, eds., Transregional and Regional Elites: Connecting the Early Islamic Empire, Berlin: De Gruyter, 17-44.
2019. “Whence Diyār Bakr? An Inquiry into Early Jazīran Administrative Geography”, Der Islam 96/2, 324-344.
2018. Review of Alison Vacca, Non-Muslim Provinces under Early Islam: Islamic Rule and Iranian Legitimacy in Armenia and Caucasian Albania (CUP, 2017), BSOAS 81/2, 342-344.
2018. Review of Adam R. Gaiser, Shurāt Legends, Ibāḍī Identities: Martyrdom, Asceticism, and the Making of an Early Islamic Community (USCP, 2016), Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 29/4, 534-536.
2016. “Challenging Authority: al-Balādhurī and al-Ṭabarī on Khārijism During the Reign of Muʿāwiya b. Abī Sufyān”, al-Masāq 28/1, 36-56.
Scholarships and Awards
2015: PhD dissertation shortlisted for BRAIS-De Gruyter Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World.
2011–2013: Full 3-year PhD scholarship from the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW), Edinburgh.