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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 
Middle Eastern Studies
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
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Biography: 

Nick is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Cambridge Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies where he researches interfaith exchange in the intellectual history of Middle Eastern languages. He earned his PhD in Middle Eastern Studies (2021) from Cambridge as a member of Corpus Christi College. Previously, he completed a BA in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures/Religious Studies (2016) and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies (2017) at the University of Chicago. He is also a Research Associate at the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit.

Select Publications:
 
Posegay, Nick. 2021. Points of Contact: The Shared Intellectual History of Vocalisation in Syriac, Arabic, and HebrewCambridge Semitic Languages and Cultures, 10. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers [freely available here: https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0271].
 
Connolly, Magdalen M. and Nick Posegay. 2021. “A Survey of Personal-Use Qurʾan Manuscripts Based on Fragments from the Cairo Genizah.” Journal of Qurʾanic Studies 23.2, 1-40 [https://doi.org/10.3366/jqs.2021.0465].
 
Posegay, Nick. 2021. “To Belabour the Points: Encoding Vowel Phonology in Syriac and Hebrew Vocalization.” Journal of Semitic Studies LXVI (1), 53-76, [https://doi.org/10.1093/jss/fgaa045].
 
Posegay, Nick. 2021. “The Marking of Poetry: A Rare Vocalization System from an Early Qurʾān Manuscript in Chicago, Paris, and Doha.” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 80.1, 73-89, [https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/712876].
 
Posegay, Nick. 2020. "A Judaeo-Arabic Biblical Glossary as a Source for Arabic Historical Dialectology." Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 20, 33-52 [https://doi.org/10.5617/jais.7863].
 
 
Research interests: 

Arabic, Syriac, Hebrew, Judaeo-Arabic, Cairo Genizah, manuscripts, intellectual history