Eline Scheerlinck

Eline Scheerlinck, PhD candidate at Leiden University
Eline Scheerlinck

Eline Scheerlinck is a PhD student in Greek and Coptic Papyrology at Leiden University. Within the ERC project “Embedding Conquest: Naturalising Muslim Rule in the Early Islamic Empire (600-1000)”, led by Petra Sijpesteijn, Eline studies the social role of the clerical and non-clerical local elites in early Islamic Egypt. Eline holds an MA in Egyptology from Leiden University, as well as an MA in Classics and a PhD in Languages and Literature from Ghent University.

If you’re interested in Eline’s research, she writes blogposts on the Embedding Conquest project’s website and made a short video (in Dutch) on tax evasion in Early Islamic Egypt.