Simon Brelaud

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Simon Brelaud

Visting Professor, Near Eastern Studies; CMES Senior Research Scholar

Simon Brelaud is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. His research focuses on the history of Christians in Mesopotamia and its borders in Late Antiquity, particularly analysing ancient literary testimonies and archaeological remains in tandem. One area of particular interest is the transmission of Persian Christians’ memories and the different environments in which they were produced. Brelaud holds a doctorate on Christianity in the Sasanian Empire (3rd—7th century) from the Sorbonne University in Paris, where he taught the history of ancient Rome. He was a Research Fellow in the Center for Advanced Studies "Migration & Mobility in Late Antiquity and the High Middle Ages" at the University of Tübingen. He is participating in several ongoing archaeological and epigraphic projects in the Middle East, including in Iraqi Kurdistan, Jordan and Turkey.

Keywords: Middle Eastern Christianity; Syriac studies.

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
University of California, Berkeley
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