Sonja Brentjes

Research Scholar
Research Scholars are early career scholars who have ordinarily already had at least one postdoctoral fellowship or equivalent academic experience. This is the equivalent of an entry-level academic position (e.g. assistant professor in North America, Lecturer in the United Kingdom, Maître de conférences in France). These scholars carry considerable responsibilities (no more than 30% of their time) within their research unit.
Department I
Dr.
Residence:
since April 15, 2012
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Research Interests

History of science, cartography, institutions and cross-cultural exchange of knowledge in Islamicate societies and the Mediterranean world (8th-17th centuries)

Professional Career

2012 Researcher, Department I, MPIWG, Berlin, Germany
2008-2012 Researcher, Departamento de la Filsofía y Lógica y Filosofía de Ciencia, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
2007 Researcher, Institute for the History of Science, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
2004-2007 Associate Professor, Institute for the Study of Muslim Cultures, Aga Khan University International, London, UK/Pakistan
2002-2003 Rockefeller Fellow, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA
1999-2002 Researcher, Institute for the History of Science, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1996-1999 Researcher, Department II, MPIWG, Berlin, Germany
1980-1997 Tenured Assistant Professor, Karl Sudhoff Institute for the History of Medicine and Sciences, Karl Marx University/University of Leipzig, Leipzig, German Democratic Republic/Germany
1976-1980 Non-Tenured Assistant Professor, Karl Sudhoff Institute for the History of Medicine and Sciences, Karl Marx University, Leipzig, German Democratic Republic

Education

1991 Dr. habil. nat., History of Science, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
1989 Dr. sc. nat., Karl Marx University, Leipzig, German Democratic Republic
1978-1982 Diploma Near Eastern Studies, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle/Saale, German Democratic Republic 
1977 Dr. rer. nat., History of Mathematics, Technical University Dresden, Dresden, German Democratic Republic
1969-1973 Diploma Mathematics, Technical University Dresden, Dresden, German Democratic Republic

Selected publications: 

Brentjes, S. (2017). Teaching the sciences in ninth-century Baghdad as a question in the history of the book: the case of Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqūb b. Isḥāq al-Kindī (d. after 256/870). Intellectual History of the Islamicate World, 5(1-2), 1-27.

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Brentjes, S., Edis, T., & Richter-Bernburg, L. (Eds.). (2016). 1001 distortions: how (not) to narrate history of science, medicine, and technology in non-western cultures. Würzburg: Ergon.

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Brentjes, S., & Renn, J. (2016). Contexts and content of Thābit ibn Qurra's (died 288/901) construction of knowledge on the balance. In S. Brentjes, & J. Renn (Eds.), Globalization of Knowledge in the Post-Antique Mediterranean, 700–1500 (pp. 67-99). London [u.a.]: Routledge.

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Brentjes, S., & Renn, J. (Eds.). (2016). Globalization of knowledge in the post-antique Mediterranean, 700-1500. London [u.a.]: Routledge.

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Renn, J., & Brentjes, S. (2016). Introduction. In S. Brentjes, & J. Renn (Eds.), Globalization of Knowledge in the Post-Antique Mediterranean, 700–1500 (pp. 1-6). London [u.a.]: Routledge.

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