Kevin van Bladel

Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Kevin van Bladel is Professor of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations. He is a philologist and historian studying texts and societies of the Near East of the period 200-1200 with special attention to the history of scholarship, ancient Iran and the transition from Persian to Arab rule, and historical sociolinguistics. His research focuses on the interaction of different language communities and the translation of learned traditions between Arabic, Iranian languages, Aramaic, Greek, and Sanskrit.