Monica Herrera Casais
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (Oct 2018-Aug 2019)
Mónica Herrera Casais studied Arabic philology at the Faculty of Philology of Seville University, and philology and history of science at the Doctoral School of La Laguna University, Tenerife (1997– 2002), where she wrote a minor dissertation on late medieval Maghrebi astrology. Interjacently, she was appointed by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation to teach Spanish as a Foreign Language at Jordan University, Amman. She was a doctoral fellow at Goethe University Frankfurt and Fundación Juanelo Turriano, Madrid, and participated at Barcelona University in research projects on medieval Andalusi and Maghrebi sciences, geography and cartography. She obtained her PhD at La Laguna University (2017) with a dissertation on the making of premodern Tunisian nautical atlases and is working at the MPIWG on the project Mediterranean Nautical Cartography in Arabic and Ottoman-Turkish: Islands or Gateways of Knowledge in the Sea of Transcultural and Translinguistic Translation Processes?