Academic and professional travel

I have visited the following countries and territories for academic and/or professional purposes:

  • Antigua and Barbuda (St John's)
  • Australia (Sydney)
  • Bahrain (15+ visits, including University of Bahrain and Arabian Gulf University)
  • Bangladesh (several visits, including University of Dhaka)
  • Barbados (including University of the West Indies, Cave Hill)
  • Belgium (KU Leuven; Lessius University College, Antwerp; Ghent)
  • Brunei (many visits, including University of Brunei Darussalam)
  • Bulgaria (many visits, including universities in Blagoevgrad, Plovdiv, Shoumen, Sofia, Svishtov and Veliko Turnovo)
  • Canada (University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of Waterloo)
  • China (several visits, including c. 12 universities in Beijing, Chongqing and Guangzhou)
  • Cyprus (several visits, including Nicosia and Limassol)
  • Czech Republic (including Charles University, Prague)
  • Denmark (lecturer at Aarhus, visits to universities in Aalborg, Copenhagen, Odense and Roskilde)
  • Egypt (many visits to Cairo, including several universities)
  • Finland (University of Helsinki and University of Tampere)
  • France (universities in Bordeaux, Grenoble, Paris and Strasbourg; Humanist Library in Sélestat; Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours; Le Studium, Orléans)
  • Germany (several visits, including University of Cologne)
  • Ghana (several visits, including University of Ghana, Legon; KNUST, Kumasi; University of Cape Coast)
  • Greenland (Norse sites at Qassiarsuk, Igaliku (Garðar), Qaqortokollok (Hvalsey); museums at Narsarsuaq, Nuuk and Qaqotoq)
  • Guyana (University of Guyana)
  • Hong Kong (many visits, including Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Science and Technology, Baptist University, City University and Lingnan University)
  • Hungary (several visits, including Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and University of Debrecen)
  • Iceland (National Museum and Eiriksstaðir)
  • India (20+ visits, including 50+ universities and colleges). I have a close association with Aligarh Muslim University, where I have delivered the University's Distinguished Annual Lecture and given talks in the Department of English, the Department of Persian Studies, the Academic Staff College, the Al-Barkaat School of Management and the Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences. I also examine AMU PhDs regularly (c. 12 a year)..
  • Indonesia (Jakarta)
  • Iran (many visits; in Tehran, University of Tehran, Sharif University of Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology, Art University of Tehran and Shahid Beheshti University; in Isfahan, University of Isfahan, Isfahan University of Technology, and a public lecture in Isfahan Central Library; in Amol, Shomal University; in Ahvaz, Shahid Chamran University; in Kish, Kish University; visits to c. 20 campuses of Islamic Azad University)
  • Iraq (Baghdad)
  • Ireland (hermitage sites)
  • Israel (several visits, most recently for talks at the Bible Lands Museum and the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Italy (Florence, including the Università degli Studi di Firenze; Rome, including the Venerable English College; Matera and Vallombrosa)
  • Jamaica (including University of the West Indies, Mona; University College of the Caribbean, Kingston; University of Technology, Kingston)
  • Japan (Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo; Kyoto)
  • Jordan (many visits, including c. 15 universities)
  • Kenya (many visits, mostly Nairobi and Mombasa)
  • Kuwait (many visits, including Kuwait University)
  • Lebanon (many visits, including American University of Beirut and Lebanese American University)
  • Libya (visits to universities in Benghazi, El Beida, Gharyan, Misratah, Sebha, Tripoli, Zawia)
  • Luxembourg (University of Luxembourg)
  • Macao (University of Macao)
  • Malaysia (many visits to East and West Malaysia, including University of Malaya, University of Technology, University of Science, University of Malaysia Sabah Campus, University of Malaysia Sarawak Campus, National University, International Islamic University, MARA University of Technology)
  • Malta (University of Malta)
  • Mauritius (University of Mauritius and University of Technology)
  • Morocco (Rabat)
  • Nepal (Kathmandu)
  • Nigeria (universities in Abuja and Lagos)
  • Norway (University of Oslo and University of Tromsø)
  • Oman (many visits; Muscat, including Sultan Qaboos University, and Salalah)
  • Pakistan (many visits, including c. 12 universities in Sindh, Punjab, NWFP)
  • Palestinian territories (many visits, including Al-Najah National University, Bethlehem University and Birzeit University)
  • Poland (including Warsaw University)
  • Qatar (many visits, including Qatar University)
  • Romania (many visits, including universities in Bucharest, Cluj, Iaşi and Timişoara)
  • St Lucia (Castries)
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines (Kingstown)
  • Singapore (many visits, including NUS and Nanyang)
  • Saudi Arabia (20+ visits, including c. 12 universities in Abha, Jeddah, Riyadh and Eastern Province)
  • Serbia (University of Belgrade)
  • South Africa (lectures in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Western Cape and Witwatersrand)
  • Spain (many visits, including universities in Alcalá de Henares, Barcelona, Las Palmas, Lleida and Zaragosa)
  • Sri Lanka (15+ visits, including University of Columbo)
  • Sudan (several universities, including University of Khartoum)
  • Switzerland (University of Fribourg and University of Lausanne)
  • Syria (including University of Damascus)
  • Tanzania (including University of Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar)
  • Thailand (including Chulalongkorn University and Thammasat University)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (including University of the West Indies, St Augustine, and SBCS, Champs Fleurs)
  • Turkey (25+ visits, including c. 30 universities; recent lectures at Istanbul University, University of the Bosphorus and Bilgi University)
  • Uganda (several visits, including Makerere University)
  • United Arab Emirates (many visits, including c. 12 universities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman and Sharjah)
  • United States (50+ visits, including lectures at universities, libraries, museums and other institutions, in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington DC)
  • Vatican City (several visits, including the Pontifical Biblical Institute)
  • Yemen (several visits, including Sana'a University)

Private visits to other countries and territories have provided material for subsequent research:

  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • British Overseas Territories (British Antarctic Territory, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, South Georgia)
  • Croatia
  • European microstates (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino)
  • Faroes
  • Greece
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Peru
  • Portugal (including Azores and Madeira)
  • Russia (Moscow, Novgorod, St Petersburg)
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Svalbard
  • Sweden
  • Tunisia (Roman sites: Carthage, Dougga, El Djem)
  • Ukraine (Kyiv)
  • Uruguay (Colônia do Sacramento)

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