Carsten Walbiner has a PhD from Leipzig University, his thesis was on Macarius Ibn al-Za’im, a leading personality of the Greek Orthodox Antiochian Church in the 17th century (1995). Since then, he has devoted his scholarly activities to the history and literature of Arab Christianity during Ottoman times. He has published around 50 articles and papers. He is member of the editorial boards of “The Journal of Eastern Christian Studies” and “Parole de l’Orient”. Among his recent projects is the establishment of a catalogue of the Christian Oriental manuscripts kept at Andechs monastery in Bavaria and a handlist of the so far uncatalogued Christian Arabic manuscripts in possession of the Custody of the Holy Land in Jerusalem. A list of his publications can be viewed here.