Prof. Gabriel R. Warburg
Department of Middle Eastern History

Address: 18 Shoshanat Hacarmel street, Haifa, Israel, 34321
Tel.(Home) 972-4-8372371
Fax (Office) 972-4-8386552

Personal Data:

Born: 12 July 1927, in Berlin
1934: Immigrated to Palestine & settled in Haifa
Education: 1934-46: Hugim Secondary School, Haifa & Ben-Shemen Agricultural College
Since 1948: Israeli citizen
September 1947: Married to Rachel+two sons
1946-1965: Member Kibbutz Yehi`am, Western Gallilee


Academic Studies:
1961-1964: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
B.A: 1. History of the Islamic Countries
2. Arabic Language and Literature
1965-1968: School of Oriental and African Studies,
University of London, post-graduate studies
Middle Eastern History:
1966: M.A. Qualifying examination
1968: Ph.D. dissertation: "Administration in
the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1899-1916."

Academic Appointments (tenured):

Since 1968: Department of Middle East History,
University of Haifa.
1979-1996: Full Professor
Since 1996: Professor Emeritus


Visiting Academic Appointments

1969-1970: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1970-1972: Tel-Aviv University
1977-1978: York University, Toronto Canada
1979-1981: University of Miami, Center for Advanced
International Studies
1990: Fullbright Scholar-In-Residence, University of
California, Berkeley, Department of History

Research Fellowships

1972-1973: Columbia University, New York, Research Institute on Communist Affairs
1978: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Middle East Center
1989-1990: Annenberg Research Institute, Philadelphia
1990-1991: St. Antony's College, Oxford
1991-1992: Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
1994: Center for Islamic Studies, Bergen University 1996: Gustav von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
1997-1998: Minerva Fellowship, Freie Universitat Berlin
1999: Visiting Fellow, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

Membership in Learned Societies

1968-1998: Israel Oriental Society
1971-1981: Middle East Studies Association of North America
1973-1996: Jewish-Arab Center, Haifa University
1984- : Sudan Studies Association of North America
1986- : African Studies Association of North America
1987-97 : British Society for Middle Eastern Studies

Academic Administrative Positions

1964-1965: President National Union of Israeli Students
1969-1972: Chairman Department of Middle East History University of Haifa
1973-1974: Director of Overseas Studies Program, University of Haifa
1974-1977: Rector, University of Haifa
1974-1989: Member Board of Governors and its Executive Committee, University of Haifa
1981-1984: Member Planning and Grants Committee of the Council of Higher Learning, Jerusalem
1984-1987: Director of the Israeli Academic Center in
Cairo, (since 1982 on its executive council)
1987-1989: Chairman Dep. of Middle East History
1992-1996: Head School of Social Work & Founding Dean Faculty of Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa
1996-1997: President Tel Hai Academic College
1996-2001: Member Board of Governors, Haifa University
1996- : Member Executive Council and the Academi Steering Committee, Yitzhak Rabin Center
1998-2000: Member Executive Committee of the Israel Science Foundation


1981-1995: Asian and African Studies, Journal of the Israel Oriental Society and the Gustav Heineman Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Haifa
1984-1987: Bulletin of the Israeli Academic Center in Cairo


A. Books

1. The Sudan Under Wingate, Administration in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 1899-1916, (London, Frank Cass, 1971)
2. Islam Nationalism and Communism in a Traditional Society, the Case of Sudan, (London, Frank Cass, 1978)
3. Egypt and the Sudan, Studies in History and Politics, (London, Frank Cass, 1985)
4. Historical Discord in the Nile Valley, (London: C.Hurst & Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1992)
5. With Aharon Layish, The Revival of Islamic Law Under Numayri, (forthcoming)
6. Sudan: Islam, Sectarianism and Politics Since the Mahdiyya, (London: C.Hurst, forthcoming)

B. Edited Books

1. Islam Nationalism and Radicalism in Egypt and the Sudan, (New York, Praeger Publications, 1983) co-editor: Uri M. Kupferschmidt.
2. Studies in Islamic Society, Contributions in Memory of Gabriel Baer, (Haifa University Press and E.J. Brill Leiden, 1984) co-editor: Gad G. Gilbar

C. Articles in Learned Journals and Collective Volumes

1. "Trade union Federations in Lebanon", Hamizrah Hehadash, Vol. 13, (1963), (in Hebrew).
2. "The Governor General of the Sudan and his Relations with the British Consuls-General in Egypt, 1899-1916", Asian and African Studies, (AAS), 5, (1969):97-132
3. "The Sudan, Egypt and Britain, 1899-1916", Middle Eastern Studies, (MES), Vol.6,(1970):163-78
4. "Wingate and the Sharifian Revolt, 1915-1916", Hamizrah Hehadash, Vol. 20, (1970), [in Hebrew].
5. "Religious Policy in the Northern Sudan: `Ulama' and Sufism 1899-1916",AAS, 7(1971):89-119; also in Hebrew in G. Baer, (ed.), `Ulama' and Religious Problems in the Islamic World, (Jerusalem: Magness Press, 1971), 167-85
6. "From Ansar to Umma: Religious Politics in the Sudan, 1914-1945", AAS, Vol. 9 (1973).
7. "Popular Islam and Tribal Leadership in the Socio-Political Structure of North Sudan", in M. Milson (ed.), Society and Political Structure in the Arab World, (New York: Humanities Press, 1974), pp.231-280; also published in Hebrew by Van-Leer Foundation, 1972.
8. "The Communist Party in the Sudan", (with H. Shaked and E. Souery), in M. Confino & S. Shamir,(eds.), The Soviet Union and the Middle East, (Israel Universities Press, 1974), pp.335-74
9. "Lampson's Ultimatum to Faruq, February 4, 1942", MES, 11, (1975):24-32
10. "Sudan's Struggle for Independence 1952-1956", Hamizrah Hehadash, Vol. 25/1-2,(1975):38-51 (in Hebrew)
11. "From War to Peace in Southern Sudan: 1955-1972" (Review Article) Hamizrah Hehadash, Vol. 27/1-2(1977): 132-142 (in Hebrew)
12. "Slavery and Labour in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan", AAS, Vol. 12, (1978):221-245
13. "Egypt and the Middle East Conflict", Middle East Focus, Vol. 1/1&2 (1978).
14. "The Sinai Peninsula Borders: from the Taba Incident in 1906 to the Breakdown of the Anglo-Egyptian Negotiations in 1947", Journal of Contemporary History, (Winter, 1979):677-92
15. "The Ansar in Sudanese Politics: Myth and Reality", The Jerusalem Quarterly, (Autumn, 1979), updated in M. Curtis, (ed.),Religion and Politics in the Middle East, (Boulder: Westview Press, 1981), 307-21
16. "The Challenge of Populist Islam in Egypt and the Sudan in the 1970s", in G.S. Wise & Charles Issawi, (eds.), Middle East Perspectives: the Next Twenty Years, (Princeton: Darwin Press, 1981), 105-28
17. "Ideological and Practical Considerations Regarding Slavery in the Mahdist State and the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan: 1881-1918", in Paul Lovejoy,(ed.), The Ideology of Slavery in Africa, (Beverly Hills: Sage, 1981),pp.245-69
18. "British Rule in the Nile Valley 1882-1956 and Robinson's Theory of Collaboration",AAS, 15 (1981):287-322
19. "Islam and Politics in Egypt", MES, Vol. 18,(1982)
20. "Egypt's Regional Policy from Muhammad 'Ali to Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat", in C.F. Pinkele & A. Polis,(eds.), The Contemporary Mediterranean World, (New York: Praeger Publications, 1983), pp.124-48
21. "Islam and State in Numayri's Sudan", Africa, Vol.55/4, (1985):400-13;also in J.D.Y. Peel & C.C.Stewart, (eds.), Popular Islam South of the Sahara, (Manchester University Press, 1985)
22. "Democracy in the Sudan: Trial and Error", North-East African Studies, Vol. 8/2-3 (1986):77-94
23. "The Sudan Egypt and Britain, 1919-1924", in Uriel Dann, (ed.), The Great Powers in the Middle East 1919-1939, (New York: Holmes & Meier, 1988),pp.71-90
24. "Some Social and Economic Aspects of Turco-Egyptian Rule in the Sudan", Belleten, C.LIII,49 (1989):769-95
25. "Egypt the Nile and the Sudan", Apiryon, (Tel Aviv, 1989), 144-50, (in Hebrew)
26. "National Identity in the Sudan: Fact, Fiction, and Prejudice in Ethnic and Religious Relations", AAS Vol. 24/2 (1990)
27. "The Shari`a in Sudan: Implementation and Repercussions, 1983-1989", Middle East Journal, Vol. 44/4 (Autumn 1990):624-37; also in John O. Voll, (ed.), Sudan, State and Society in Crisis, (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991)
28. "The Turco-Egyptian Sudan: A Recent Historiographical Controversy", Die Welt Des Islams, 31/2,(1991):193-215
29. "The Sudan and Israel: An Episode in Bilateral Relations", MES, Vol.28/2 (1992)
30. "The Nile in Egyptian Sudanese Relations", Orient 32/4 (1991):565-72; (an updated English version of 24)
31. "The Condominium Revisited, The Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 1934-1956: A Review Article", BSOAS, 56\1 (1993):1-12
32. "Sudan: Diversity and Conflict in an Unstable State" Review Article, MES, Vol. 29\2 (1993): 339-54
33. "From Revolution to Conservatism: Some Aspects of Mahdist Ideology and Politics in the Sudan", Der Islam, Vol. 70/1 (1993): 88-111
34. "Radical Islam and Regional Ambitions", Analysis 4 (October 1993):1-6
35. "Egypt and Sudan Wrangle Over Halayib", Middle East Quarterly, Vol.1/1 (1994): 57-61
36. "Turabi of the Sudan: Soft Spoken Revolutionary", in Middle Eastern Lectures No.1, (Tel Aviv: The Dayan Center, 1995), pp. 85-97
37. "Mahdism and Islamism in Sudan",IJMES, 27(1995):219-36
38. "Ansar"; "al-Sadiq al-Mahdi"; "Muslim Brothers"; in John L. Esposito, (ed.) The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995, Vol.I 19-20, 92-93, Vol. III, 197-201
39. "The Sudan's Path to Independence: Continuity and Change in Egypt's Policy Towards Sudan", in Shimon Shamir (ed.), Egypt from Monarchy to Republic, (Boulder Colorado: Westview Press, 1995), pp. 309-24
40. "Islam and State in Sudan", Hamizrah Hehadash, Vol.35 (1995):147-59 (in Hebrew)
41. "Military Force as Part of the Islamist Agenda", Sudanews, Vol. 15\2 (1995): 20-25
42. "The Sudan Under Islamist Rule: 1989-1995", Terrorism and Political Violence, 8\2 (Summer 1996):25-42; also in Bruce Maddy-Weitzman & Efraim Inbar (eds.), Religious Radicalism in the Greater Middle East, (London: Frank Cass, 1997), pp, 25-42
43. "British Policy Towards the Ansar: a Note on an Historical Controversy", MES 33/4 (1997):675-692
44. "The Problem of the Southern Sudan as Viewed by the National Islamic Front and by the Ansar", Sudanews 18\2 (October 1998):4-11
45. "The Nile Waters, Border Issues and Radical Islam, in Egyptian-Sudanese Relations: 1956-1995", in Jay Spaulding & Stephanie Besawick (eds.), White Nile Black Blood, War Leadership and Ethnicity from Khartoum to Kampala, (Lawrenceville, NJ, 1999), pp.73-90
46. "Religious and Ethnic Conflict in Sudan: Can National Unity Survive?" in Leonard Binder, (ed.) Ethnic Conflict and International Politics in the Middle East, (Gainsville: University Press of Florida, 1999), pp.110-28
47. "Slatin, Rudolf Anton, [Carl] von, (1857-1932)", in New Dictionary of National Biography, (Oxford University Press, [forthcoming])
48. "The Nile in Egyptian Sudanese Relations: 1956-1995", in Haggai Erlich & Israel Gershoni, (eds.) The Nile: Histories, Conflicts, Myths, (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 1999),pp.227-234
49. "Sectarian Politics in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan: the Emergence of Neo-Mahdism Reconsidered." Sudan Notes and Records, Vol.III (1999):89-104
50. Review Articla: "Islam, Demoracy and Politics in Sudan". MES, 35\3 (July 1999):178-189
51. "Notes on the Jewish Community in Sudan in the 19th and 20th Centuries", Bulletin of the Academic Center in Cairo, 24, (April 2001):22-6; Arabic translation: ibid. pp.34-5