Abdul Rahman Azzam

With a BA and Dphil in history from Oxford University, Abdul Rahman Azzam is the author of Saladin (2008), The Other Exile (2017) and The Return of Sebastian (2021). Between 2007 and 2017, Abdul Rahman worked as Director of Communications and Advisor to Sheikha Moza, Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation (QF). In 2010 he led the partnership between QF and the British Library, which has to date seen more than two million documents digitised in the Qatar Digital Library. He is currently working on a Digital Humanities network analysis project on power and patronage during the time of Saladin, as well on his new book, The Siege of Lisbon.