Stuck in the middle with you, oh Syriac

Saturday, June 11, 2011

With apologies to "Stealers Wheel", I find myself not quite fitting into many of the Uni department categories and typical conference themes. My research doesn't quite fit properly into Arabic and Islamic studies, although it covers a lot about early Islam. It doesn't quite fit Byzantine or medieval studies, although there's lots of overlap. And Syriac is usually specifically Christian-focussed, whereas my work is half about Islam. Hmmm. This is both a negative and a positive- at least I get to build bridges to people in several fields :-)