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Appointed in 1970 as Professor of Indo-Muslim Culture at Harvard, Annemarie Schimmel ranks among the earliest tenured female professors in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. One of the truly great scholars of Islamic studies in the twentieth century, she mentored many leading scholars in the field, and today her writings continue to shape the thinking of new generations of scholars. Professor Schimmel’s efforts to improve public understanding of Islam, in conjunction with her prolific scholarly work, have been recognized through numerous honorary degrees from universities and prestigious awards from institutions and governments both in the West and across the Muslim world.