Ms. Anne-Sylvie Boisliveau

Ms. Anne-Sylvie Boiliveau is a Professor in medieval history of the Islamic worlds and Islamic studies at the Faculty of Historical Sciences of the University of Strasbourg, France.

She graduated from the Institute of Political Studies of Aix-en-Provence and the French National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO, Paris) where she followed a complete course in Arabic language. She holds a PhD in Arabic studies. She studied for many years in the Arab world and is a specialist in the Qurʾān, Islamic thought and the beginnings of Islam.

Anne-Sylvie Boisliveau created and managed the program “Islamic Studies” in 2015‒2017 (Paris-Sorbonne University), which enabled the arrangement, with a team of three post-PhD students, of a study day on presuppositions for the study of the Qurʾān (summer 2016), an international summer academy, on Islamic prophetology, for master’s/PhD students (summer 2017), and a monthly seminar at the IISMM (2016-2017).

Anne-Sylvie Boisliveau is now head of the Masters program in Muslim Worlds at the University of Strasbourg and deputy director of the Strasbourg Institute of Islamology (INISTRA). She is a member of the Archimede Laboratory, dedicated to the history and archaeology of ancient worlds with a large component dedicated to the East, from Antiquity to the medieval period. She co-organizes activities: regular seminars (e.g., “Representations of Islam: pan-chronic experiences”) or conferences (e.g., Umayyad Syria, a context for the Qurʾān?”, 2021).