1. Mosaics in Earthquake Country (tentative title) explores the social and cultural impact of religious and ethnic diversity in the medieval Middle East, ca. 950-1500. Islam became a majority religion toward the end of this period, implying the continuation of Christianity, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism to a previously unsuspected degree. How did these religions interact? How did religious diversity function in a premodern society? How did Islam become the religion of the majority after 1000 CE?
  2. Co-editing a sourcebook for Christian-Muslim relations, 600-1600 CE.
  3. An edition, translation, and commentary on Ishaq Shbadnaya’s book-length “Poem on God’s Government from ‘In the Beginning’ to Eternity,” from fifteenth-century Iraq.


  1. Article on Jewish, Christian, and Muslim physicians in medieval “Islamic” medicine.
  2. Article on a Muslim Türkmen ruler's Christian ecclesiastical policy in the mid-15th C.
  3. Digital Humanities article on possible alternate visualizations of time and our mediated access to the past.

Digital History:

  1. A new project to record and make visible the range of languages containing sources relevant for various topics in medieval Middle Eastern history.