Prof. Dr.

Christine Nölle-Karimi

Senior Scientist

+43 1 51581-6506



Christine Nölle-Karimi completed her PhD in Near Eastern Studies at U.C. Berkeley in 1995. Between 1997 and 2008 she worked as an instructor and scientist at the Department of Iranian Studies at the Otto-Friedrich-University in Bamberg and at the Institute for the Near and Middle East at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. She obtained the venialegendi in Iranian Studies in 2009 and an extraordinary professorship at Bamberg University in 2017. Since October 2009 she has been working as a senior scientist at the Institute of Iranian Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. 


Detailed Biography

Main Areas of Research

Main Areas of Research

  • Persian Historiography
  • History of Mentalities
  • Concepts of Power and Space in Early Modern and Modern Times
  • Modern State Building in Iran and Afghanistan
  • Regional History
  • Modernity and Modernism in Persophone Literary History

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • “On the Edge: Eastern Khurasan in the Perception of Qajar Officials, in: Eurasian Studies 14, 2016, S. 135-177.
  • “Afghan Polities and the Indo-Persian Literary Realm: The Durrani Rulers and Their Portrayal in Eighteenth-Century Historiography,” Nile Green (Hg.), Afghan History through Afghan Eyes, London, Hurst, 2015, S. 53-77
  • The Pearl in its Midst: Herat and the Mapping of Khorasan from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Veröffentlichungen zur Iranistik 74/Denkschriften der philosophisch-historischen Klasse, 463. Band. Wien: Verlag der ÖAW, 2014.
  • “The Abdali Afghans between Multan, Qandahar and Herat in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries,” Benjamin D. Hopkins/Magnus Marsden (Hg.), Beyond Swat: History, Society and Economy along the Afghanistan-Pakistan Frontier, London: Hurst, 2013, S. 31-8.
  • 1.4. „Geschichte Afghanistans vom 18. Jahrhundert bis 1978”, in: Ludwig Paul (Hg.), Handbuch der Iranistik, Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2013, S. 80-86.
  • “Maps and Spaces,“ in Roundtable: The Future of Afghan History, IJMES 45, No. 1 (2013), S. 142-5.
  • “ ‘Different in all Respects’: Bukhara and Khiva as Viewed by Ḳāǧār Envoys,” in: Yavuz Köse (Hg.): Şehrâyîn: Die Welt der Osmanen, die Osmanen in der Welt. Wahrnehmungen, Begegnungen und Abgrenzungen. Festschrift für Hans Georg Majer, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2012, S. 435-46.
  • State and Tribe in Nineteenth-Century Afghanistan, Richmond: Curzon Press, 1997.


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