For the first time, a scholar representing the field of Islamic Studies has won the Gerda Henkel Prize presented by the Gerda Henkel Foundation – PUP author Gudrun Krämer is that scholar. Many congratulations, Gudrun!
Since its founding in 1976, the Gerda Henkel Foundation has been funding research projects in the historical humanities, more recently starting a program dedicated to studying “Islam, the modern state and transnational movements.”
Of their honoree, Chairman of the foundation Dr. Michael Hanssler says, “Krämer’s work helps us to obtain far deeper understanding of Islamic cultures and societies. Working from a sound historical basis, the winner of the 2010 Gerda Henkel Prize is then able to give us a more nuanced view of our everyday reality.”
With her incredible research and investigations, Gudrun has established herself as a leading scholar in the field of Islamic Studies and has built an impressive reputation with her written works including A History of Palestine: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Founding of the State of Israel.
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