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history professor

Walter Emil Kaegi, American history professor. Member American History Association, American Philological Association, Byzantine Studies Conference (governing board directors 1994-1998), Society for Studies and Research on the Ancient Aures, United States National Committee for Byzantine Studies, Medieval Academy American, Swiss-American History Society, Middle East Medievalists, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Kaegi, Walter Emil was born on November 8, 1937 in New Albany, Indiana, United States. Son of Walter Emil and Ruth Ann (Mergell) Kaegi.

Education

AB, Haverford College, 1959. AM, Harvard University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1965.

Career

Teaching fellow Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1961-1963. Fellow Center for Byzantine Studies Dumbarton Oaks Research Library., Washington, 1963—1965, 1980. Assistant professor history University Chicago, 1965-1969, associate professor history, 1969-1974, professor history, since 1974, voting member Oriental Institute, since 1997.

Co-founder Byzantine Studies Conference, 1975. Co-editor Byzantinische Forschungen, Amsterdam, Las Palmas, since 1981. President United States National Committee for Byzantine Studies, since 2007.

Achievements

  • He is known as the co-founder of the Byzantine Studies Conference and the editor of the journal Byzantinische Forschungen.

Works

Religion

He is known for his researches on the period from the fourth through eleventh centuries with a special interest in the advance of Islam, interactions with religion and thought, and military subjects. Muslim Raids into Byzantine Anatolia.

Membership

Member American History Association, American Philological Association, Byzantine Studies Conference (governing board directors 1994-1998), Society for Studies and Research on the Ancient Aures, United States National Committee for Byzantine Studies, Medieval Academy American, Swiss-American History Society, Middle East Medievalists, Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, travel, walking.

Connections

Married Louise Polk Mullikin, June 9, 1969. Children: Frederick George, Christian Emil.

father:
Walter Emil Kaegi

mother:
Ruth Ann (Mergell) Kaegi

spouse:
Louise Polk Mullikin

children:
Frederick George Kaegi

Christian Emil Kaegi