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German Scholar Pays Tribute to Annemarie Schimmel on Her 100th Birthday

August 5, 2022

Annemarie Schimmel (1922-2003), Harvard’s first Professor of Indo-Muslim Culture, would have turned 100 in April 2022. In celebration of her birthday, German scholar of Islamic studies, Stefan Weidner, delivered a speech in honor of Professor Schimmel’s legacy at the University of Erfurt on April 23, 2022, which was later summarized into an article.

Dr. Weidner hails Professor Schimmel, one of the first women in a field dominated by men, as a pioneer of Islamic studies. At Harvard, Professor Schimmel had the distinction of being not only its first female professor of...

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