Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Reuven Amitai is Eliyahu Elath Professor for Muslim History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and currently Dean of the Faculty of Humanities there (from 1 September 2010). He studies and teaches the history of the pre-modern Islamic world, specializing in the following fields: the coming of the Turks and Mongols to the Middle East, Muslim responses to the Crusades, the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt and Syria, the Ilkhanate (the Mongol state in the Middle East), medieval Palestine, the military history of the pre-modern Muslim world, and conversion to Islam.