- Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1967.
Jere L. Bacharach
As a faculty member at a Research One institution I believe that I had the following responsibilities: to be the best teacher I could serving both graduate and undergraduates; to contribute, when appropriate, to the administration of units which reflected my academic interests at the department, college and university level; to participate in professional organizations including administrative roles; to engage in research including seeking outside funding; and to publish. Since I joined the UW faculty in 1967, my highest priority among these four categories changed over time but all were part of my academic life. In the case of publishing, I made one of my priorities engaging scholars from Egypt by undertaking co-authored articles. PDF’s of all my peer reviewed articles can be found under my name at academia.edu.
University of Washington:
Academic positions at the University of Washington
Assistant Professor of History, 1967-73
Associate Professor of History, 1973-82
Professor of History, 1982 – 2004
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, 1983- 2004
Professor, International Studies, 1989-2001
Stanley D. Golub Professor of International Studies, 1999-2001
Administrative positions at the University of Washington
Director, Middle East Center, Jackson School of International Studies, 1982-95
Chair, Department of History, 1987-1992
Director, Ph.D. Program in Near and Middle East Studies, 1991 - 2000
Director, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, 1995-2000, 2001
Interim Chair, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, 2005 – 06
Selected Service to the Profession:
Director: American Research Center in Egypt, Cairo 2002 – 03
President: Middle East Medievalists, 1997 – 2000; 2003 - 06
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, 1998 – 1999
Middle East Studies Association, 1999-2000 [President-Elect, 1998-1999; Past-
President, 2000 – 01]
Treasurer: American Research Center in Egypt, 1979 – 1987; 2003 - 04
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, 1997 – 98
Society for Iranian Studies, 1994 - 97
Board Member: Committee on Near Eastern Coinage, American Numismatic Society, 1973 - 2001
Research and Training Committee, Middle East Studies Association, 1976-80
American Research Center in Egypt, 1978 – 1987
Middle East Outreach Coordinators, 1982 - 83
Middle East Studies Association, 1982 – 85, 1994 - 97
Executive Committee, Council for International Exchange of Scholars
[National Fulbright Commission, Washington, D.C.], 1985 – 88
American Historical Association, 1992 – 94
American Research Institute in Syria, 1993 - 94
American Numismatic Society, 1993 – 2000; 2004 -
North American Historians of Islamic Art & Architecture, 1993 - 97
Other service: Editor, MESA Bulletin, 1978 - 92
Co-Editor, Edited Works & Colelctions on the Middle East: Tables of Contents
and Author Index, 1988 - 91
Executive Board, Washington Committee on International Trade, 1995 - 2000
Board member, City of Seattle Sister City Association, 1997 - 2000
Editorial Board, American Journal of Numismatics, ANS, 2004 –
Academic Consultant, AMIDEAST – Cairo, 2008 – 2009
Editorial Board, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 2009 –
American Research Center in Egypt Fellow, 1964-65, 1992 – 93, 2000 – 01, 2008 - 09
American Philosophical Society Fellowship, 1971
ARCE Fellow, 1971-72
N.E.H. Younger Fellow, 1974-75
Fulbright-Hays Travel Grant, 1975
ACLS, Travel Grant, 1976
Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, 1979-80
Smithsonian Institution Foreign Research Travel Award, 1984
ACLS, Travel Grant, 1986
Israel Museum Travel Grant, 1988
Japanese Middle East Center Grant, 1989
J. William Fulbright Regional Scholar, CIES, 1992 - 93
Mallone Fellow, National Council for U.S.-Arab Relations, 1994
Council for American Overseas Research Centers Regional Fellow, 1994
Fulbright Scholar in Egypt, 2000 – 2001 [declined]
Robinson Research Fellow, Department of Coins & Medals, The British Museum, 2007.
Mellon Foundation Emeritus Fellow, 2008 - 2010
ARCE Research Associate, 2009 – 2010
Honors and Grants:
P.I., Division of Museums and Historical Organizations, N.E.H. Grant, 1977- 79
Participant, Scholar-Diplomat Seminar, Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1978
P.I., Smithsonian Institution Research Project in Egypt, 1979 - 82
Fellow, American Numismatic Society, 1980 -
Visiting Professor, American Heritage Association Program in London, 1982
Faculty, Salzburg Seminar No. 236, Salzburg, Austria, 1984
P.I., Henry M. Jackson Foundation Grant, 1991 - 92
P.I., Earhard Foundation of Ann Arbor Grant, 1991 - 92
Samir Shamma Visiting Lecturer in Islamic Numismatics and Epigraphy and Fellow,
Ashmolean Museum & St. Cross College, Oxford University, 1995 -96, 2004 - 05
P.I., Henry M. Jackson Foundation Grant, 1996 -00
Advisory Board, The Chaim Herzon Center for Middle East Studies & Diplomacy, Ben
Gurion University of the Negev, 1999 - 2009
Co-P.I., ARCE-US Department of Education ARCE/IFAO grant, 2003 - 2007
Middle East Studies Association Service Award, 2004
P.I., ARCE, Antiquities Endowment Funded Project, 2004 – 05
Cone Lecturer, Department of History, University of Wyoming, 2005.
P.I., ARCE, Antiquities Endowment Funded Publication Subsidy, 2006.
P.I., Getty Foundation Grant, Summer Institute in Istanbul, 2006.
Co-winner, Samir Shamma Prize in Islamic Numismatics for the best book in Islamic
Numismatics, Royal Numismatic Society of Great Britain, for 2006 -2007
P.I., ARCE Antiquities Endowment Project, 2007 – 2008.
P.I. ARCE Signage for Historic Cairo Project, 2011 – 2013.
Selected Books: Authored and/or Edited:
- A Near East Studies Handbook, 570 -1974. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1974. 147pp./ 2nd edition 1977, 166 pp.
- Co-editor with Irene A. Bierman. The Warp and Weft of Islam. Seattle: Henry Art Gallery, 1978. 128 pp.
- Norman D. Nicol, Raafat el-Nabarawy and Jere L. Bacharach. Catalog of the Islamic Coins, Glass Weights, Dies and Medals in the Egyptian National Library. (ARCE Catalogs.) Malibu, Ca.: Undena Publications, 1982. 313 pp.
- A Middle East Studies Handbook. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1984 and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. 160 pp. Reprint with corrections, 1986.
- and Irene A. Bierman. A Viewers Guide to Symbols of Islam: A Telecourse Series. Seattle: University of Washington Middle East Center - Occasional Papers #2, 1986. 85pp.
- editor. Restoration and Conservation of Islamic Monuments in Egypt. [Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1995].
- editor. Fustat Finds: Beads, Coins, Medical Instruments, Textiles and Other Artifacts from the Awad Collection [Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2002]
- and, Raafat Muhammad al-Nabarawy, Sherif Sayed Anwar and Ahmed Mohammed Yousef. A Complete Catalog [Sylloge] of the Glass Weights, Vessel Stamps & Ring Weights in the Gayer-Anderson Museum [Mathaf Bayt al-Kritiliyya], Cairo – 2005 [www.amnumsoc.org] (A catalog of almost 1,100 items).
- Islamic History through Coins: An Analysis and Catalogue of Tenth Century Ikhshidid Coins, [Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2006]. [Co-winner, Samir Shamma Prize in Islamic Numismatics, Royal Numismatic Society of Great Britain, for 2006 -2007]
Articles: Peer Reviewed: 54 items
Articles: Not peer reviewed: 25 items
Short notes, reviews and abstracts: 68 items
Lecture Courses Taught at the University of Washington
Comparative History of Slavery
Introduction to the Islamic Middle East
Jews in Muslim Lands before 1800
Medieval European History Survey
Medieval Islamic History
Modern European History Survey
Modern Middle East History
Survey of Middle East History
Wars in the Modern Middle East
Lectures outside the United States
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Established Funds and/or Honors in Bacharach Name:
Jere L. Bacharach Professorship in International Studies, University of Washington
Jere L. Bacharach Fund, Middle East Center, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Middle East Studies Association Jere L. Bacharach Service Award [named from 2005]
Books and Pamphlets: Authored and Edited:
And Adon A. Gordus. Determining the Silver Content of Coins Non-Destructively Using Neutron Activation Analysis. Ann Arbor: Department of Chemistry, 1967. 10pp.
Assistant Editor. Near Eastern Numismatics, Iconography, Epigraphy and History: Studies in Honor of George C. Miles. Dickran K. Kouymjian, ed. Beirut: American University of Beirut Press, 1974. 478pp.
A Near East Studies Handbook, 570 -1974. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1974. 147 pp. 2nd ed., 1977. 166 pp.
Co-editor with C. Sheikholeslami and J. Clear. Near Eastern Civilizations Through Art. Seattle: University of Washington Extension Division, 1977. 48 pp.
Co-editor with Irene A. Bierman. The Warp and Weft of Islam. Seattle: Henry Art Gallery, 1978. 128pp.
Co-editor with Norman D. Nicol. Paul Balog. A Catalogue of Ayyubid Coins. London: Royal Numismatic Society, 1980. 334 pp.
Norman D. Nicol, Raafat el-Nabarawy and Jere L. Bacharach. Catalog of the Islamic Coins, Glass Weights, Dies and Medals in the Egyptian National Library. (ARCE Catalogs.) Malibu, Ca.: Undena Publications, 1982. 313 pp.
A Middle East Studies Handbook. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1984 and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. 160 pp. Reprint with corrections, 1986.
And Irene A. Bierman. A Viewers Guide to Symbols of Islam: A Telecourse Series. Seattle: University of Washington Middle East Center - Occasional Papers #2, 1986. 85pp.
Editor. Andrew S. Ehrenkreutz. Monetary Change and Economic History in the Medieval Muslim World. London, Varorium Reprints, 1992.
Editor. Restoration and Conservation of Islamic Monuments in Egypt. [Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1995].
Co-editor with Lawrence I. Conrad and Patricia Crone. Martin Hinds. Studies in Early Islamic History. Studies in Late Antiquity and Early Islam, No. 4 [Princeton: Darwin Press, 1996].
Editor. Fustat Finds: Beads, Coins, Medical Instruments, Textiles and Other Artifacts from the Awad Collection [Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2002]
Jere L. Bacharach, Raafat Muhammad al-Nabarawy, Sherif Sayed Anwar and Ahmed Mohammed Yousef. A Complete Catalog [Sylloge] of the Glass Weights, Vessel Stamps & Ring Weights in the Gayer-Anderson Museum [Mathaf Bayt al-Kritiliyya], Cairo – 2005 [www.amnumsoc.org] (A catalog of almost 1,100 items).
Islamic History through Coins: An Analysis and Catalogue of Tenth Century Ikhshidid Coins, [Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2006]. [Co-winner, Samir Shamma Prize in Islamic Numismatics, Royal Numismatic Society of Great Britain, for 2006 -2007]
"Early Islamic Mint Output." Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (JESHO). X(1966):212-241.
"Studies in the Fineness of Silver Coins." JESHO . XI(1968):298-317.
"A Few Unpublished Mamluk Dirhams." American Numismatic Society Museum Notes (ANSMN) . XIV(1968):163-169.
"Circassian Monetary Policy: Silver." Numismatic Chronicle . 7th series. XI(1971):267-281.
"Numismatic Studies in the Arab World." American Research Center in Egypt Newsletter . 79(1971):14-16.
(With Adon A. Gordus.) "The Purity of Sasanian Silver Coins: An Introduction." Journal of the American Oriental Society (JAOS) . 92(1972):280-283.
"The Dinar versus the Ducat." International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES) . IV(1973):77-96.
"Economic and Social Problems in Eleventh-Century Egypt." American Philosophical Society for 1972 Year Book . 1973:558-559.
(With Henri Amin Awad.) "The Problem of the Obverse and the Reverse in Islamic Numismatics." Numismatic Chronicle . 7th series. XIII(1973):183-191.
(With Henri Amin Awad.) "The Early Islamic Bronze Coinage of Egypt: Additions." Near Eastern Numismatics ... D.Kouymjian, ed. (Beirut: AUB Press, 1974):185-192.
(With Henri Amin Awad.) "A Hoard of Ikhshidid Dirhams." al-Abhath . XXIV(1974):51-58.
"Al-Ikhshid, the Hamdanids and the Caliphate: The Numismatic Evidence." JAOS 94(1974):360-370.
"Muhammad ibn Tughj al-Ikhshid." Speculum. 1975:586-612.
(With Samir Shamma). "Les Premiers dirhems ikhshidides." Revue numismatique. 6e serie. XVII(1975):139-144.
"Circassian Monetary Policy: Copper." JESHO. XIX(1976):32-47.
(With Henri Amin Awad.) "An Andarab Dirham of A.H. 270/ 883-884 A.D.” Spink's Numismatic Circular. Feb., 1976: 50-57.
"Circassian Mamluk Historians and their Quantitative Economic Data," Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt. (JARCE) XII (1975): 75-88.
"Andarab and the Banijurids." Afghanistan Journal. III(1976):147-150.
"Foreign Coins, Forgers and Forgeries in Fifteenth Century Egypt." Actes de 8eme congres International de Numismatique. Paris: Bales, 1976:501-511.
"Islamic Art." Near Eastern Civilizations Through Art. C. Sheikholeslami, et al., ed. Seattle: University of Washington Extension Division, 1977:31-45.
"The Modern Arab World: A Select Bibliography." Middle East Review. XI(1978):51-53.
"Hoard of Muslim Dirhams from Tel Ashdad," Atiqot. XIV(1981):83-92.
"Note on a Late Mamluk Hoard of Dinars." Atiqot. XIV(1981):116-117.
(With Irene A. Bierman.) "Oriental Carpets, Islamic Society and the West." Arts and Antiques. March, 1981:64-73.
"African Military Slaves in the Medieval Middle East: The Cases of Iraq (869-955) and Egypt (868 -1171)." IJMES. XIII(1981):471-495.
(With Henri Amin Awad.) "Rare Early Egyptian Islamic Coins and Coin Weights: The Awad Collection."JARCE. XVIII(1981):51-56.
"Monetary Movements in Egypt, 1171-1517." Precious Metals and the Pattern of Commerce in the Late Medieval World Economy. John Richards, ed. (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 1983): 159-182.
"al-Aziz." Dictionary of the Middle Ages. N.Y.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1983. II:28.
"Palestine in the policies of Tulunid and Ikhshidid Governors of Egypt A.H. 254-358/868-969 A.D." Egypt and Palestine: A Millenium of Association (868-1948). Ammon Cohen and Gabriel Baer, ed. (N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, 1984): 51-65.
"Ikhsidhids." Dictionary of the Middle Ages. 1985 VI: 416-418.
"The Islamic Middle East and Archaeology," Art and Archaeology in the Mediterranean World. A.L.H. Robbins, ed. (Seattle: Seattle Society. Archeaological Institute of America, 1985): 101-114.
"Islamic Damascus and Aleppo," Elba to Damascus: An Exhibition Catalogue. Harvey Weiss, ed. (Washington, D.C.,: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibitions Services, 1985): 477-484.
"Data Bank Uses: Examples from the Seattle Art Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art." Arts & the Islamic World. IV, #4 (1987/1988):45-47.
"Tulunids." Dictionary of the Middle Ages. XII: 223-225.
"The Coinage of the Baridi." Proceedings of the 10th International Numismatic Congress. (London, 1989): 391-400.
"Administrative Complexes, Palaces, and Citadels: Changes in the Loci of Medieval Muslim Rule." Ottoman Power and Urban Structure. I. Bierman, R. Abou-El-Haj, & D. Preziosi, ed. (New Rochelle, N.Y.: Aristide D. Caratzas, 1991): 105-122.
"Muhammad b. Tughdj al-Ikhshid," Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd ed., VII, 411.
"The Court-Citadel: An Islamic Urban Symbol of Power." Urbanism in Islam, (Tokyo, 1989):III, 206-245.
"The Coinage of Kafur," Israel Numismatic Journal, X (1988-9): 71-79.
"Al-Mansur and Umayyad Dirhams," Yarmouk Numismatics, IV (1992): 7 - 17. V (1993): 43. Arabic translation by S. Shamma, pp. 27 - 38 (Arabic section).
"Laqab for a Future Caliph: The Case of the Abbasid al-Mahdi," JAOS 113 (1993): 271-74.
"Restoration and Conservation of Islamic Monuments in Egypt," Newsletter of the American Research Center in Egypt. Number 161/162 [Summer/Spring 1993]: 19-20.
"The Ducat in Fourteenth Century Egypt," Itineraires d'Orient: Rex Orientales: VI :95-102.
With Dr. Siham al-Mahdi. "A Study in Fatimid [sic.] Numismatics," [in Arabic] The Egyptian Historian: Journal of the Department of History, Cairo University. X [Jan. 1993]: 107-19.
"Al-Amin's Designated Successor: The Limitations of Numismatic Evidence," JAOS 1996: 108-13.
"Marwanid Umayyad Building Activities: Speculations on Patronage," Muqarnas XIII: 27-44.
“Islamic Numismatics: The State of the Art at the End of the Twentieth Century,” Yarmouk Numismatics9(1997): 7-18.
“Thoughts on Pennies and Other Monies,” Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 35.1 [Summer, 2001]: 2-14.
“Continuity and Innovation in Islamic Coinage,” Bulletin of the American Research Center in Egypt [ARCE] 180 [Summer, 2001]: 22-24.
Fustat Finds [Cairo: American University of Cairo Press, 2002]
Introduction: pp. 1 – 11.
With Elizabeth Rodenbeck, “Bone, Ivory and Wood,” pp. 32 – 43.
“Primary attributor: Ayyubid coins,” p. 60 – 62.
With Elizabeth Rodenbeck, “Metal Objects,” pp. 198 – 205.
“ARCE and French Institute Collaborate on Three-Year Project,” Bulletin of the ARCE 185 [Summer 2004]: 15.
“'Reading’ Egyptian and Syrian Islamic Coinage,” Power of gold, Golds of Power: Exhibition of Gold Coins in the Yapi Kredi Collection [Istanbul: Yepi Kredi Yayainlari, 2004]: 69-77.
“Islamic Stamped Glass in the Gayer-Anderson Museum, Cairo,” Bulletin of the ARCE 187 : 17-20.
English Introduction to Jere L. Bacharach, Raafat Muhammad al-Nabarawy, Sherif Sayed Anwar and Ahmed Mohammed Yousef. A Complete Catalog [Sylloge] of the Glass Weights, Vessel Stamps & Ring Weights in the Gayer-Anderson Museum [Mathaf Bayt al-Kritiliyya], Cairo [www.amnumsoc.org] (A catalog of almost 1,100 items) 2005.
“Playing with Coins: Examples from tenth-century Egypt,” Bulletin of the ARCE 191 : 43-47.
With Sherif Sayed Anwar, Raafat Muhammad al-Nabarway, and Norman D. Nicol, “Digitalizing the Numismatic Items in the Egyptian National Library,” Bulletin of the ARCE 194 : 26-29.
“Islamic History through Coins,” Hadeeth ad-Dar: Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyya, State Kuwait. Volume 28 : 15 – 19. Expanded version translated into Arabic in Arabic section, pp. 15-19.
“Conserving Historic Cairo’s Splendid Legacy,” Preserving Egypt's Cultural Heritage Edited by Randi Danforth [Cairo: American Research Center in Egypt / Sahara Press, 2010]: 157-161.
“Baridi, al-,” E.I. 3rd : .
“Signs of Sovereignty: the shahada, Qur’anic verses, and the coinage of Abd al-Malik [65-86/685-705],”Muqarnas 27 : 1-30.
(With Sherif Anwar) “Shi’ism and the early dinars of the Fatimid Imam-caliph al-Mu’izz li-din Allah [AH 341-365 /AD 952975], al-Masaq 22 : 259-78.
“The Inscriptions on ‘Abd al-Malik’s all-epigraphic coinage” Abgadiyat [The Journal of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina] 5: 33-38.
Accepted and forthcoming:
(With Sherif Anwar) “Coinage and their Visual Messages in the Age of the Sultanate: The Case of Egypt and Syria,” [IFAO Publication].
“Tenth-Century Egyptian Coins with Human Representation,” Islamic Art
“Study on Ikhshidid – Central Asian relations ,” Journal of the Department of History, Cairo University[Accepted for a special issue in honor of Hassanein Rabie, 2009]
“Early versions of the shahada: An Aswan tombstone of 71 A.H., the Dome of the Rock, and contemporary coinage (with Sherif Anwar)” [Conference papers on the Stele of Aswan.]
“Material Evidence and Narrative Sources: Numismatic Evidence” [Conference on the Interdisciplinary Studies of the History of Islamic Societies, Ben Gurion University, 2009].