Prof. Dr. Maurus Reinkowski
Maurus Reinkowski
Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät
Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Professur Reinkowski


Maiengasse 51
4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 28 65

Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät
Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Fachbereich Nahost-Studien


Maurus Reinkowski has been a professor at the University of Basel since 2010.
He studied at the Universities of LMU Munich, Bogazici Istanbul and Vienna. Following a fellowship at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (1995–1996) and two years as a lecturer at the Orient Institute Istanbul (1996–1998), he was an assistant professor at the University of Bamberg in 1998–2004. From 2004 to 2010 Maurus Reinkowski was at the University of Freiburg (Breisgau); 2008–2010 Senior Fellow at the School of History, Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies. Since 2010 corresponding member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. In the fall of 2015, visiting professor at Sabanci University, Istanbul.

Full CV as PDF (as of March 2021)


Maurus Reinkowski is on a research sabbatical until 31 January 2024.

  • Republic of Turkey
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Late Ottoman Palestine
  • Conversion and crypto-religiosity
  • Nationalism and minorities in the Middle East
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Customary law