Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2014
    Professor for Arabic language and literature, Seminar for Semitic and Arabic Studies, Freien Universität Berlin

  • 2012 – 2013
    Senior Research Fellow, International and Area Studies, Macmillan Center, Yale University

  • 2010 – 2011
    Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

  • 2008
    Visiting Scholar, Department of Near Eastern Literaures and Civilizations, Harvard University

  • 2006
    Visiting Scholar, Department of Near Eastern Literaures and Civilizations, Harvard University

  • 2006 – 2007
    Fellow, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University

  • 2004 – 2005
    Fellow, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University

  • 2003 – 2004
    Visiting Scholar, Department of Near Eastern Literaures and Civilizations, Harvard University

  • 2002 – 2014
    Professor for Arabic language and literature, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University

  • 2002 – 2003
    Fellow, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University

  • 1996 – 2002
    Assistant Professor for Arabic literature, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University

  • 1995 – 1996
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Literature, Dartmouth College

Selected publications

  • The Life and Times of Abū Tammām by Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyā al-Ṣūlī preceded by al-Ṣūlī’s Epistle to Abū l-Layth Muzāḥim ibn Fātik, edition and translation, Library of Arabic Literature. New York and London: New York University Press, 2015

  • Classical Arabic Humanities in Their Own Terms, edited by Beatrice Gruendler, Leiden: Brill, 2007

  • Medieval Arabic Praise Poetry: Ibn al-Rūmī and the Patron’s Redemption, London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003, Paperback edition, London: Routledge, 2010

  • The Development of the Arabic Scripts: From the Nabatean Era to the First Islamic Century. Harvard Semitic Studies 43, Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1993



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • The Arab Anonymous in a world Classics (ERC Advanced Grant project)

  • Kalīla wa-Dimna/Wisdom encoded. E-Learning/E-Research Grant, Freie Universität Berlin

  • The Poetics of Aristotle between Europe and Islam. A Multilingual Edition with Studies of the Cultural Contexts of the Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin Translations. Initiated and carried out jointly with Einstein Visiting Fellow Dimitri Gutas (Yale University) and located at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Max Planck Institute for the History of Science;

  • Dahlem Humanities Center, Freie Universität Berlin

  • German Orient Institute Beirut

  • Excellency Council of Freie Universität Berlin

Media coverage

  • see Wikipedia Beatrice Grundler/Gründler (German and English): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_Gr%C3%BCndler

  • Further recent links:

  • http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/presse/informationen/fup/2017/fup_17_074-erc-grant-fuer-beatrice-gruendler/index.html

  • http://www.german-u15.de/epaper-wissen-schafft-vertrauen/index.html

  • http://www.tagesspiegel.de/wissen/geisteswissenschaften-potenzial-demokratien-zu-stabilisieren/19966260.html

  • http://mediathek.dfg.de/video/prof-dr-beatrice-gruendler-gottfried-wilhelm-leibniz-preistraegerin-2017/

  • http://www.tagesspiegel.de/wissen/leibniz-preis-fuer-beatrice-gruendler-weisheiten-aus-der-kalifenzeit/19215958.html

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