CMR1900: the team

The CMR1900 project is global in reach, and is coordinated from the University of Birmingham.


Team Leaders

Birmingham project office team

Professor David ThomasProf-David-Thomas

Director, CMR1900 project

David Thomas is Professor of Christianity and Islam at the University of Birmingham.



Dr John ChesworthJohn-Chesworth

Research Officer, CMR1900 project

Dr Chesworth is an Honorary Research Fellow at St. Stephen's House, Oxford, and has spent four years as editor of Christian-Muslim News Digest for Network for Inter faith Concerns (NIFCON), now the Anglican Inter-faith Network (AIFN). 


Dr Emma Gaze Loghin

Research Associate, CMR1900 Project

Dr Loghin is Managing Editor of the journal Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations.


Ms Sinéad Cussensinead

Project Assistant, CMR1900

Sinead is the CMR1900 project assistant and a former student of the University of Birmingham, where she studied French Studies & Philosophy BA, and Translation Studies MA.  She has previously translated articles for the project.


Past team members

We are grateful for the past involvement of:

  • John Azumah - Team Leader for AFAM, 16th century
  • John-Paul Ghobrial - Section Editor for France, 16th century
  • Abdulkadir Hashim - Section Editor for Eastern Africa, 16th century
  • Şevket Küçükhüseyin - Section Editor for Germany, 16th century
  • Andrew Newman - Team Leader for MENA, Section Editor for Persia, 16th century
  • Davide Tacchini - Section Editor for Italy, 16th and 17th century
  • Moussa Serge Traore - Section Editor for South America, 16th and 17th century