Dr. Eric Hanne

Ph.D., University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Director of Undergraduate Programs

Areas of Expertise

  • Medieval Islamic History and Culture
  • Islamic Numismatics

Email: ehanne@fau.edu
Office Phone: (561) 297-3847

faculty photoDr. Hanne received his degrees in Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies (M.A.) and medieval Islamic History (Ph.D.) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has also studied at the American Numismatic Society in New York and at Boğazıcı University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Dr. Hanne's research focuses on the socio-political history of the medieval Islamic central Islamic lands.  His work, Putting the Caliph in His Place:  Power and Authority in Medieval Islam (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2007) addresses the pivotal role of the later Abbasid caliphs in the fractious political arena of the eleventh and twelfth century central Islamic lands.  His other works, addressing this time period and related topics, include articles and book chapters on Islamic  numismatics, elite woman in regional courts, the competing agendas of court officials, and rituals associated with rulership.  Dr. Hanne is currently work on producing a monograph study of the Mazyadids, a Shi'ite Arab dynasty of amīrs based in Hilla.

A proud "Army Brat," he spent his youth traveling the country with his family.  He now calls South Florida home, and when he is is not too busy with his partner taking care of a growing menagerie of pets, he enjoys going off on research trips to the UK and beyond. Dr. Hanne currently holds the Chastain-Johnston Distinguished Professorship in Middle Eastern and Peace Studies (2013-2015) and is Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of History (2013-2016).


Undergraduate courses

  • History of Civilization 1
  • Islamic History
  • Crusades
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Islamic Intellectual History
  • Modern Middle East
  • U.S. and the Middle East
  • Modern Iran
  • Historical Methods
  • Senior Seminar

Graduate courses

  • Teaching Practicum
  • Readings in Non-Western History: Authority in Islam
  • Readings in Non-Western History: Islamic Historiography
  • Seminar in Non-Western History: "Revolutions" in Medieval Islamic History

Curriculum Vitae (Available upon request)