Ethel S. Wolper

Phone: (603) 862-3884
Office: History, Horton SSC Rm 402, Durham, NH 03824
Ethel Sara Wolper


  • Ph.D., Art History,Criticism&Conserv., University of California - Los Angeles
  • M.A., Art History,Criticism&Conserv., University of Chicago
  • B.A., PublicRelationsAdvertAppldComm, University of Chicago

Research Interests

  • History of Islam
  • History of Islamic art
  • History of the Middle East

Courses Taught

  • HIST 425: Top/Islamic Cultr & Civiliztn
  • HIST 440: Honors/Islam, Art, & the Past
  • HIST 500: Intro to Historical Thinking
  • HIST 585: Medieval Islam
  • HIST 586: Islam in the Modern Age
  • HIST 690: Sem/World History Networks
  • HIST 797: Colloquium/ Cities in History

Selected Publications

Wolper, E. S. (2017). Shrines of the Prophets and Jewish Communities: Ancient Synagogues and Tombs in Medieval Iraq. In M. Gharipour (Ed.), Synagogues in the Islamic World (pp. 31-50). Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press.

Wolper, E. S. (2017). Synagogues and the Hebrew Prophets. Synagogues in the Islamic World, 31-50.

Wolper, E. S. (2015). Khidr and the Politics of Translation in Mosul Mar Behnam, St George and Khidr Ilyas. In SACRED PRECINCTS: THE RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE OF NON-MUSLIM COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE ISLAMIC WORLD (Vol. 3, pp. 379-392). doi:10.1163/9789004280229_022

Wolper, E. S. (2014). Islamic Architecture and Institutions in the Late Medieval City. History Compass, 12(12), 912-923. doi:10.1111/hic3.12204

Wolper, E. S. (2014). Architecture and Hagiography in the Ottoman Empire. International Journal of Islamic Architecture.

Wolper, E. S. (2013). Khidr and the Politics of Place: Creating Landscapes of Continuity. In Cormack (Ed.), Muslims and Others in Sacred Space. Oxford University Press.

Wolper, E. S. (2013). Khidr and the Language of Conversion: Creating Landscapes of Discontinuity. In Shankland (Ed.), Archaeology, anthropology, and heritage in the Balkans and Anatolia the life and times of F.W. Hasluck, 1878-1920.

Wolper, E. S. (2011). Khiḍr and the Changing Frontiers of the Medieval World. Medieval Encounters, 17(1-2), 120-146. doi:10.1163/157006711X561730

Wolper, E. S. (2011). Islamic Art. In fortenberry, (Ed.), The Art Museum. Phaidon.

Wolper, E. S. (2000). Khir, Elwan ÇLelebi and the Cnversion of Sacred Sanctuaries in Anatolia. The Muslim World, 90(3-4), 309-322. doi:10.1111/j.1478-1913.2000.tb03693.x

Most Cited Publications