Spanish National Research Council, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cient (CSIC), Madrid
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid (since 2015)
Jan Thiele is a scholar in Islamicate intellectual history. He came to CSIC in 2015 with a Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship, funded by the European Union’s FP7, to conduct the research project Travelling Knowledge in Medieval Islam. Since 2017 he holds a position as Ramón y Cajal Fellow. He is also the Principal Investigator of the research grant Reason and Belief: Theological Debates in the Medieval and Early Modern Islamic West, awarded by the Spanish Agencia Estatal de Investigación (2019–2021). In October 2017, he was Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton NJ.
SOAS University of London (2013−2015)
Marie Curie COFUND Fellowship, funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation’s M4HUMAN programme
Research Project: Abu Bakr al-Baqillani (d. 403/1013) and the scholastic consolidation of Ash‘arism
Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Islamic Studies (2012−2013)
Senior Research Associate, Research Unit Intellectual History of the Islamicate World
PhD Resarch (2008−2012)
Die Theologie des Zayditen al-Ḥasan ar-Raṣṣāṣ. Rezeption und Entwicklung bahšamitischer Lehren im Jemen des 6./12. Jahrhunderts
- First supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sabine Schmidtke
- Second supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Bongardt
Jan Thiele so far published Kausalität in der muʿtazilitischen Kosmologie (Brill, 2011) und Theologie in der jemenitischen Zaydiyya (Brill, 2013).
Theologie in der jemenitischen Zaydiyya
For his PhD Research, Jan Thiele was awarded with the scientific award of the Annemarie-Schimmel-Foundation for Islamic Studies. It was presented during the opening ceremony for the Deutscher Orientalistentag 2013 in Münster.