|R. Michael FEENER
|History, Anthropology, Philology, Islamic Studies, Archaeology, Religious Studies, Southeast Asian Studies
|The main focus of my work is on Islamic Studies, with a particular emphasis on the history of Muslim societies of Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean World. Within that geographic area, my first two monographs dealt with the history of legal thought and practice in Indonesia. My research interests extend across the broader maritime world of Islam around the Indian Ocean littoral. Across the broad region ranging from Egypt to Eastern Indonesia I have researched and published on topics including Muslim networks, Qur’anic studies, Sufism, Shiism, trans-regional histories, local histories (especially of Aceh and the Maldives), religion and development, humanitarianism and post disaster reconstruction, as well as archaeological field survey work. I am concurrently an Associate Member of the History Faculty at the University of Oxford, a Senior Associate of the Melbourne Law School’s Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, and Director of the Maritime Asia Heritage Survey.
|History of Islam in Southeast Asia, Research Seminar on Environment, Society and Culture I-IV, Guided Research on Southeast Asian Area Studies I-III, Open Seminar on Asian Area Studies, Asian Area Studies On-site Seminar I-III