Dr. Robert Haug was interviewed this month by Ryan Varney for the most recent issue of the McMicken Monthly. In the article, Haug talks about a variety of subjects including alternative ways of examining sources and the idea of globalization in early civilizations.
We like to think of ours as this globalized age where we’re all connected, but the fact is we always have been. Another example is lapis lazuli, a shimmering blue gemstone, mined in Badakhshan. It was traded halfway across Asia. And this was before writing and yet people knew about these connections.
In addition to teaching and research interests in the early Islamic world, Dr. Haug is the Director of Undergraduate Advising in the Department of History at the University of Cincinnati.