Research Unit Islamic Archaeology
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Institut für Orient- und Asienwissenschaften
Abt. Islamwissenschaft und Nahostsprachen
Forschungseinheit Islamische Archäologie
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Dr. Greg Williams

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My primary interests are concerned with the material culture of the Islamic world. I have
participated in archaeological field projects at medieval and Islamic sites in Egypt, Israel, Spain, and the West Bank. My current research focuses on the ceramics of medieval Aswan in order to investigate the development and daily life of Muslim and Christian communities at the edge of the Islamic world.


  • MA, The American University in Cairo, Arabic Studies 2011–2013
  • Concentration: Islamic Art & Architecture
  • BA, magna cum laude, Gettysburg College 2006–2010
  • Majors: Anthropology, History (Honors)





  • A. Quickel and G. Williams, “In Search of Sibākh: Digging up Egypt from Antiquity to the Present Day,” Journal of Islamic Archaeology 3.1 (2016): 89-108.
  • M. Ownby, E. Giomi and G. Williams, in press “Glazed ware from here and there: Petrographic analysis of the technological transfer of glazing knowledge,” Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.


  • G. Williams, Review of The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation and Landscape in Islamic Egypt, John P. Cooper. Sehepunkte 16 (2016), Nr. 7/8
  • G. Williams, “Towards an Understanding of the Medieval Mediterranean World,” Voices from the SYLFF Community, April 2016