Junior Professorin für Islamische Archäologie und Kunstgeschichte

Raum 5.516

Tel: 069/798-32292 

Sprechstunde: Di. 10:30-12 Uhr



Short biography

  • 2000-2003
    BA in the Department of Middle East Studies & Department of Bible, Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)
  • 2005-2008
    Master in the Department of Middle East Studies, Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Israel) 
  • 2013-2019
    PhD in the Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg (Germany), under the supervision of Prof. Stefan Heidemann and Prof. Donat Wehner. Dissertation title: “Landscaping Early Islam: The History of Settlement in Central Israel during the 7th-11th Centuries through Archaeology, Terminology and Narratives”.
  • 2020-2022
    Post-Doctorate Marie-Curie fellow, Centre de Recherches en Archéologie et Patrimoine, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). 
  • Since 2023
    Junior Professor for Islamic Archaeology and Art History, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main


Main interests

  • Settlement patterns and migration during the Early Islamic period
  • The formation of Islam: beliefs, rituals, texts
  • Economic and social history of the early medieval period
  • The diffusion of knowledge and ideas
  • Archaeological thought and method
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Digital Humanities


Funded research projects

  • 2020-2022
    "Early Manifestations of Islam: A Critical Worldwide Survey of Mosques in the First Three Centuries of the Hijra (622-913 AD) through Archaeology and Arabic Terminology”, funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801505.


Interesting collaborations!


Monographs and edited volumes

  • Nol, Hagit (ed.), 2021. Riches Beyond the Horizon: Long-Distance Trade in Early Medieval Landscapes (ca. 6th-12th Centuries), Medieval and Post-Medieval Mediterranean Archaeology Series 4, Turnhourt: Brepols. doi: 10.1484/M.MPMAS-EB.5.128663
  • Nol, Hagit, 2022. Settlement and Urbanization in Early Islamic Palestine, 7th-11th Centuries: Texts and Archaeology Contrasted, Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East, Abingdon and New York: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003176169




Articles, book reviews, and conferences