Mark Muehlhaeusler received a BA in oriental languages from Oxford University (1998), and an MA in Islamic Studies from Leiden University (1999). He began his career in academic librarianship as an Arabic cataloger in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, before being appointed head of the Near Eastern Section at Cambridge University Library. He has worked in a variety of functions in Libraries in the United Kingdom and the United States as reference and collection development librarian, as manuscripts curator, as scholarly communications officer, as contracting and licensing expert, and as copyright advisor. He currently occupies the position of director of the Center of Excellence for the Middle East and Arab Cultures at AUC Libraries, where he oversees the Arabic and Middle Eastern collections. His special interest include outreach, digitization, open access, and Arabic papyrology.
Articles in externally refereed journals
- Muehlhaeusler, Mark P. “An invitation to dinner for Abū Nuwās and his friends: An early textual witness on papyrus (Yale P. CtYBR inv. 2597(A)).” Studia Orientalia Electronica, Vol. 4 (2016), pp. 24-35.
- Muehlhaeusler, Mark P. “Additional reading marks in kufic manuscripts.” Journal of Islamic Studies, Vol. 26, No. 3 (2015), pp. 1-16.
- Muehlhaeusler, Mark P. “Fragments of Arabic poetry on papyrus: Questions of textual genesis, attribution, and representation.” Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 134, No. 4 (2015), pp. 673-687.
- Muehlhaeusler, Mark P. “Oriental tales in eighteenth-century manuscripts … and in English translation.” Middle Eastern Literatures, Vol. 16, No. 2 (2013), pp. 189-202.
- Muehlhaeusler, Mark P. “Math and magic: A block-printed wafq amulet from the Beinecke Library at Yale.” Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 130, No. 4 (2011), pp. 607-618.
- Muehlhaeusler, Mark P. “Eight Arabic block prints from the collection of Aziz S. Atiya.” Arabica, Vol. 55, No. 5-6. (2008), pp. 528-582.
- Bassiouney, Reem, and Mark Muehlhaeusler. “Cairo: The linguistic dynamics of a multilingual city.” In Smakman, Dirk, and Patrick Heinrichs (Eds.), Urban sociolinguistics: The city as a linguistic process and experience. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018.
Reviews in professional journals
- Muehlhaeusler, Mark P. “A descriptive catalogue of oriental manuscripts at St John's College, Oxford [Review article].” Journal of Islamic Studies, Vol. 17, No. 2 (2006), pp. 201-204.