Professor Bernard Haykel, a historian of the Arabian Peninsula and a scholar of Islamic law and Islamic political movements, was named an Old Dominion Professor for the 2015–15 academic year. The Old dominion Professorship “program is designed to provide additional research time for faculty members and to enhance the humanities community more broadly by providing a core group of senior faculty with time and resources to engage colleagues and students from across the university in sustained discussions of their work… Old Dominion Professors are appointed for a term of one year, one semester of which would otherwise have been devoted to a regular sabbatical leave. The Professorship extends that leave to one full year. Old Dominion Professors are expected to be in residence for the year and to engage in the intellectual life of the Council and the university. To foster a community of scholars, Old Dominion Professors are provided with offices in a congenial setting outside their home departments. They participate in Humanities Council activities, typically as Faculty Fellows in the Society of Fellows.”
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