Olly Akkerman

Olly Akkerman is assistant professor at the Institute of Islamic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. Her research focuses on the social lives of Arabic manuscripts and their spaces of enshrinement within Muslim communities in the past and present, particularly in the context of the Bohras and the Western Indian Ocean (Yemen and Gujarat).

She is the author of The Bohra Manuscript Treasury as a Sacred Site of Philology: a Study in Social Codicology (Philological Encounters), "Documentary Remains of a Fatimid Past in Gujarat" in Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World, and is editor of Social Codicology: The Multiple Lives of Manuscripts in Muslim Societies (Brill, 2022).