Dr. MA.

Bruno De Nicola

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Dr. Bruno De Nicola holds a BA in Medieval History (University of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) and a MA in Middle Eastern History (SOAS, University of London). In 2011, he received his PhD in Middle Eastern History (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) with a thesis on the role of Women in the Mongol Empire. The same year he was appointed Persian Manuscripts Project Curator at the British Library (London, United Kingdom) and shortly later as Affiliated Researcher at the University of Cambridge between 2102 and 2015. In 2013, he was hired as Research Fellow in Middle Eastern History to participate in the project ISLAMANATOLIA at the University of St. Andrews (United Kingdom). In 2017, he became permanent Lecturer in the history of the Middle East at Goldsmiths College (University of London). At present, he shares this post with his position as Research Fellow at the Institute for Iranian Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 2019 he was awarded the START Prize by the Austrian Science Fund for a six-year project titled “Nomads’ Manuscripts Landscape” that will be launched in January 2020.


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