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Professor Carole Hillenbrand, OBE, FBA, FRSE, FR HIst.Soc

Carole was educated at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Edinburgh.

She was Professor of Islamic History at the University of Edinburgh between 2000 and 2008, acting as Head of the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, 1997-2002, 2006-8

Other academic positions include:

Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA, 1994 and 2005 Visiting Professor at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, 2002

Professor Emerita of Islamic History, University of Edinburgh, 2008-

Visiting Professor at the University of St Louis, USA, 2011

Professor of Islamic History, University of St Andrews, 2013- 


Four books, including The Crusades: Islamic perspectives, Edinburgh, 1999, two edited books and over sixty articles and book chapters.

Awards within the UK

Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2001

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, 2001

Fellow of the British Academy, 2007

Awarded the Order of the British Empire for Services to Higher Education, 2009

Awarded an Honorary Fellowship at Somerville College, Oxford, 2010

International awards

Awarded The King Faisal International Prize in Islamic Studies, 2005; this was the first time this prize (the highest scholarly prize in the Arab world) has been awarded to a non-Muslim.

Corresponding Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, 2012

Other information

Islamic Advisory Editor, Edinburgh University Press, 1983-

Editor of the series entitled "Studies in Persian and Turkish History", Routledge, 1999-.

Chair of the Advisory Board of HRH Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre, University of Edinburgh, 2009-

For further details about Carole, please click here to be taken to her personal website.