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Giancarlo Casale, Faculty Fellow, Fall 2008

Giancarlo Casale (History, College of Liberal Arts): “Curiosity and Intolerance in Muslim-Christian Relations: The Ottoman Case”

Casale completed the final revisions of his first book, The Ottoman Age of Exploration (forthcoming from Oxford University Press, 2010) and was able to make substantial progress on his second research project. Because of the amount of work he was able to complete while an IAS fellow, his department recommended that he be put up for tenure a year earlier than anticipated. He was also named a McKnight Land-Grant Professor for 2009-11. He found the intellectual environment provided by the institute incredibly stimulating, not only in terms of his current research but also by raising a whole range of questions and possibilities for projects and collaborations in the future to which he would otherwise never have been exposed.

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