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apl. Professor für Religionsgeschichte, Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien (CERES), Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Adam Knobler joined the faculty of CERES in 2013. He was Associate Professor of History at The College of New Jersey from 1998 to 2013. Prior to that he was Assistant Professor of History at TCNJ from 1992 to 1998 and Adjunct Instructor in History at Pennsylvania State University in 1991/1992. Professor Knobler teaches courses on the history of religions, especiallly Judaism and interfaith relations in the medieval mediterranean.

Adam Knobler specializes on the Crusades and Tamerlane expansionist empire with a special focus on the concept of a ‘Holy War’ and the different relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims in this context. During his time in Bochum he will collaborate with Alexandra Cuffel on a project investigating the impact that the image of the ten lost tribes had on the Christian, Jewish and Muslim development of an Anti-Messiah.


  • Ph.D., History, Girton College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 1990
  • B.A., Medieval Studies, Wesleyan College, Middletown, Connecticut, USA, 1985

Duration of Käte Hamburger Fellowship
October 2011 – December 2011
Project: Jewish Warriors in Distant Lands: Imagining the ten lost Tribes in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods. 

External website
The College of New Jersey


Do 13-14 Uhr

Projektkoordination von ERiC

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in von The Ten Lost Tribes. A Cross-Cultural Approach

Kooperationspartner von Jewish Warriors in Distant Lands

Ehem. KHK Gastwissenschaftler/in von KHK

Mitglied des Research Departments von CERES RD

Mitglied von Studienbeirat

Apl. Professor/in von CERES und CERES Lehre