Faculty Profile

Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq

Professor

  • PhD (History of Philosophy and Science, Religion and Literature in Classical Islamic Culture), University College,University of London - 1990
  • MA (History and Philosophy of Science and Greco-Arabic Philosophy in Cultural Context), University, College, University of London - 1979
  • BA (Applied Physics and Electronics), University of Hull, England - 1971
Area of Specialization: (History of Philosophy and Science, Religion and Literature in Classical Islamic Culture)
Professional Activities:
On-board Status: Available


Work Experience:

  • - Professor & Chairman Library Committee at IBA, Karachi. (May-2014 to PRESENT)
  • - Professor at IBA, Karachi. (Jan-2013 to Apr-2014)
  • - Visiting Professor at University of Malaya (Jan-2011 to Dec-2012)
  • - Senior Faculty Member Department of Humaities and Socail Sciences at LUMS (Jan-2006 to Dec-2012)
  • - Professor of Islamic Culture & Civilization at Reconstructions Rabbinical College, Wyncote (Jan-2003 to Dec-2004)
  • - Visiting Faculty at University of Pennysylvania (Jan-2002 to Dec-2006)
  • - Assistant Professor at University of Pennysylvania (Jan-2001 to Dec-2002)
  • - Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) at Faculty of Arts and Sciences Rutgers University (Jan-1996 to Dec-2001)
  • - Assistant Professor at Faculty of Arts and Sciences Brown University (Jan-1993 to Dec-1996)
  • - Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at College of the Holy Cross (Jan-1993 to Dec-1994)
  • - Lecturer on Islamic Civilization at Tufts University (Jan-1990 to Dec-1992)
  • - Instructor in the English Language at Northeastern University (Jan-1989 to Dec-1990)

Membership & Affiliations:
  • - CHAIR OF MASTER, Committee Residential Colleges
  • - MEMBER, Editorial Advisory Board PSSR
  • - MEMBER, Int`l Advisory Board GIKI
  • - MEMBER, Int`l Board Periodica Islamica
  • - MEMBER, Advisory Board, Islam&Science
  • - MEMBER, Chief Editor, Bunyad LUMS

Honors & Awards:
  • - American Science Affiliation, Templeton Foundation American Science Affiliation. Benefactors: The Templeton Foundation. 2002.
  • - Waldo G. Leland Prize-American Historical Associat, American. H.A Waldo G. Leland Prize of the American Historical Association (shared), 2011. Awarded to The New Cambridge History of Islam (Chief Ed., M. Cook of Princeton University) cited as “the most outstanding reference tool in the field of history published between 2006-2011.” I wrote two extensive chapters in this work.
  • - Annual Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Pakistan League USA Pakistan League of America, Annual Award for Outstanding Scholarship, 2004.
  • - Science and Religion Development Grant-CTNS, The Templeton Founda Science and Religion Development Grant, Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences(CTNS), Berkeley. Benefactors: The Templeton Foundation. 2002.
  • - Science, Religion, and Art Prize, Templeton Foundation Science, Religion, and Art Prize for the year 2000. Benefactors: The TempletonFoundation
  • - National Endowment-Comparitive Religiousideas Proj, Cross-Cultural Comparative Religious Ideas Collaborative Project. National Endowment for the Humanities and Henry Luce Foundation. 1995-9.
  • - H.U Center for Middle Eastern Studies Grant, Harvard University Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies Grant. 1992
  • - American Philosophy of Science Association Grant., APSA American Philosophy of Science Association Grant. 1992.
  • - Teaching fellowship-Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson, Harvard biologist Between 1984-89, recipient of several teaching fellowships, including one with the Nobel Laureate Sheldon Glashow, and another with the Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson.
  • - Teaching fellowship-Nobel Laureate Sheldon Glashow, Nobel Laureate S.G Between 1984-89, recipient of several teaching fellowships, including one with the Nobel Laureate Sheldon Glashow, and another with the Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson.
  • - Merit Scholarship for Harvard,$80,000, Bank of Credit&Comme Bank of Credit & Commerce Merit Scholarship for Harvard,$80,000. 1983-6.
  • - British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Grant., BBC British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Grant. 1979-80
  • - British Council Merit Award, British Council British Council Merit Award. 1978-79


shaq@iba.edu.pk
: 111422422 (Ext.2669)

 

Research Interest

List to come

  • A HISTORY OF THE FABLE IN ITS
  • A Textual Introduction to Rumi
  • DON QUIXOTE AND ITS ANDALUSIAN
  • FROM GHALIB TO BOLLYWOOD
  • HISTORY OF IDEAS I
  • HISTORY OF IDEAS II
  • HISTORY OF SCIENCE
  • INTELLECTUAL & CULTURAL HISTOR
  • MAJOR THEMES IN WORL GEN HIST.
  • PHILOSOPHY LOGIC AND ETHICS
  • SOCIOECONOMIC PHILOSOPHY OF IS
  • THE PERSIAN LITERARY CULTURE O
  1. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "River in the Drop: Taking Stock of the Progressive Writers’ Movement", Herald Dawn, May 14, 2017, Pakistan
  2. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Narratives and Legacy: the Humanities Crisis in Pakistan", Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, May 01, 2017
  3. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Iqbal’s Polarised Legacy", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Apr 25, 2017, Pakistan
  4. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Foreword", in "Iqbal: A Selection of his Urdu and Persian Works", Translated into English by David j. Matthews, Mar 30, 2017, Pakistan
  5. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "The Lost Verse: Why is Iqbal Going out of Fashion?", Herald Dawn, Mar 23, 2017, Karachi, Pakistan
  6. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Mushfiq Khwaja: Idara, Fard, Nabigha (Mushfiq Khwaja: Institution, Individual, Genius)", Anjuman Taraqqi-e Urdu, Mar 03, 2017, Karachi, Pakistan
  7. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Reading Iftikhar Arif in Persian", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Feb 19, 2017, Pakistan
  8. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Gujarati Sandals in Baghdad: Decolonising History", Herald Dawn, Dec 19, 2016, Karachi, Pakistan
  9. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Ta-Sin of Understanding: Ibn Mansur Hallaj", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Sep 16, 2016, Pakistan
  10. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "What is this Aljamiado of Spain? On the Rhythms of World Literary Cultures", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Jul 24, 2016, Pakistan
  11. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "The Chimes of Hayy ibn Yaqzan: From the Divine Comedy to Robinson Crusoe and Onward … On the Cross-Cultural Vicissitudes of an Arabic Work of Fiction", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, May 25, 2016, Pakistan
  12. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Don Quixote: Cervantes’s ‘Arabic’ Tale: On the Andalusian Arabo-Muslim Milieu of the “World’s Greatest Novel", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Apr 03, 2016, Pakistan
  13. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Continuous Poetic Creation: On Urdu Poetry’s Sport of Visual Metaphors", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Jan 31, 2016, Pakistan
  14. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Ta-Sin of Shining Lamp, Ibn Mansur Hallaj", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Jan 10, 2016, Pakistan
  15. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Breaking with Broken Metres: On the Music of Urdu Poetry", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Dec 06, 2015, Pakistan
  16. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Colour, Stone, and the Word: On the Equivalence of Poetry and the Visual Arts", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Oct 18, 2015, Pakistan
  17. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "‘O Lahore! How do you fare without me?’ On Punjab’s Mas‘ud and Seville’s Mu‘tamid", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Aug 30, 2015, Pakistan
  18. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Alternating between flower-clad beauties and “Hu”: Whiter went Sirajuddin Zafar", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Jun 14, 2015, Pakistan
  19. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Madrasas Are Not the Only Parallel System", The Express Tribune, Apr 14, 2015, Pakistan
  20. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "From the Epic of Gilgamesh to the Tablets of Jaun Elia”", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Mar 29, 2015, Pakistan
  21. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Birds, Trees, Stained Gusts — Who is Singing?", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Dec 28, 2014, Karachi, Pakistan
  22. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "In the Court of the Jinn: Animals vs. Humans", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Dec 14, 2014, Karachi, Pakistan
  23. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "The Thousand Faces of Mirage: Back to Noon Meem Rashid", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Oct 12, 2014, Pakistan
  24. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "What is it that Rattles? - On the Autonomy of Ideas", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Aug 24, 2014, Karachi, Pakistan
  25. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Young Man, Poetry has Saved Us!", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Jun 22, 2014
  26. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "In the Chamber of Being: Humanising Iqbal", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Apr 21, 2014, Karachi, Pakistan
  27. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Even the Ashes Blown Away", The Columbia Global Humanities Workshop: "State of the Humanities in South Asia and the Middle East.", Mar 16, 2014, Mumbai, India
  28. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "On the Romance of the Metaphorical with the Real", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Feb 09, 2014, Karachi, Pakistan
  29. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Major Contemporary Environmental Issues and Some Religious and Ethical Resources for Addressing Them", Seminar on Environment and Ethics, organized by the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), Jan 04, 2014, Doha, Qatar
  30. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq, Ted Peters, Muzaffar Iqbal "Falsafa-e ‘Ilm-o-Din dar Islam wa Masihiyyat, tr. Jawwad Qasimi", Book, Jan 01, 2014
  31. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "The Horribly Howling’ and ‘the Victor’", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Dec 15, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  32. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Whither Portraiture?", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Sep 08, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  33. N. Trakakis, Graham Oppy, Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Medieval Philosophy of Religion", Acumen, Jul 31, 2013, London, England
  34. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "From the Guadalquivir to the Edge of Indus", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Jul 14, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  35. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "On the Virtues of Vices", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Jul 11, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  36. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Ah, the Joys of Back-Formations", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, May 12, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  37. , Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Introduction", In "Memoirs of the Badshahi Mosque" by Talha Jalal, Apr 25, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  38. Peter E. Pormann, Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq, Peter Adamson "Studies in Islamic Philosophy: The Philosophical Works of al-Kindi", , Mar 05, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  39. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Al-Farabi", In "Medieval Philosophy of Religion: The History of Western Philosophy of Religion" Edited by Graham Oppy and N. N. Trakakis, Feb 01, 2013, Durham, United Kingdom
  40. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "At Ghalib’s Threshold, Again", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Jan 06, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  41. Abdurrahman Bijnouri, Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Mahasin-e Kalam-e Ghalib", , Jan 01, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  42. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Educational Horizons of Contemporary Pakistan", Islam and Civilisational Renewal, Jan 01, 2013, Malaysia
  43. Ted Peters, Muzaffar Iqbal, Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "God, Life, and the Cosmos: Christian and Islamic Perspectives", , Jan 01, 2013, Surrey, United Kingdom
  44. Peter Pormann, Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq, Peter Adamson "The Philosophical Works of al-Kindi", , Sep 29, 2012, Karachi, Pakistan
  45. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "O Lord, Return my Prayers: On the Poetics of Manto", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Aug 05, 2012, Karachi, Pakistan
  46. , Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Indo-Islamic Civilization: Perspectives on Early Modern History and Religion", In "Perspectives on Indo-Islamic Civilization in Mughal India: Historiography, Religion and Politics, Sufism and Islamic Renewal" by Sajida Sultana Alvi, Aug 02, 2012, Karachi, Pakistan
  47. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Review: Freethinkers of Medieval Islam: Ibn al-Rawandi, Abu Bakr al-Razi and their Impact on Islamic Thought¿ by Sarah Stroumsa", Journal of Islamic Studies, Jan 01, 2002
  48. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Islam and Ecology: Toward Retrieval and Reconstruction", Daedalus, Sep 01, 2001
  49. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Views and Counterviews: At an Analytical Distance: Revisiting the Question of Islam and Violence", Dialog - A Journal of Theology, Aug 01, 2001
  50. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Thou Shalt not Mix Religion and Science", Nature, Aug 26, 1999
  51. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Review: Tradition, Transmission, Transformation: Proceedings of Two Conferences on Pre-Modern Science Held at the University of Oklahoma by F. Jamil Ragep; Sally P. Ragep; Steven Livesey", Journal of The American Oriental Society, May 25, 1999
  52. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Through the Magnificence of God", Helix: Amgen`s Magazine of Biotechnology, Nov 01, 1997, Netherlands
  53. Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Book Review: Alternative Histories", Nature, May 02, 1996
  54. , Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "La philosophie des alchimistes et l’alchimie des philosophes: Jabir ibn Hayyan et les “Frères de la Pureté.”", Isis, Mar 01, 1992