Institute for social Movements

Mitarbeiterportrait Dr. Vivian Strotmann
Managing Editor of Moving the Social

Clemensstr. 17-19
44789 Bochum
Room 213

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Vivian Strotmann studied Middle Eastern Studies/Islamic Studies and English at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (Co. Kildare).She conducted research in Egypt and Yemen and wrote her Ph.D. thesis on Majd al-Din al-Firuzabadi. Her research focuses on the history of sciences (with a particular interest in Arabic lexicography and Islamic philosophy), on networks and on the migration of knowledge between countries and cultures.

She also takes a special interest in open access publishing and digital humanities.

Vivian Strotmann taught in and outside of university and worked as a translator.
For several years, she served as Editorial Assistant to The World of Islam/International Journal for the Study of Modern Islam.
From June 2014 to November 2016, she worked as Managing Editor of Entangled Religions - Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Religious Contact and Transfer at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe“.
In December 2016, she joined the University Library of Ruhr-Universität Bochum as a meta-data expert for the DFG-funded project "Historiography of Ottoman Europe" and became Managing Editor of Moving the Social - Journal of Social History and the History of Social Movements at the Institute for Social Movements, Bochum.


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