Oxford Nizami Ganjavi Centre Visiting Fellow
Dates of Stay in Oxford:
01/10/2022 to 31/05/2023
Jaimee Comstock-Skipp recently completed her PhD at Leiden University, writing a dissertation on illustrated epic manuscripts of the 16th-century Abū’l-Khairid Uzbeks, and their diplomatic exchanges between courts within Central Asia and the broader Turco-Persianate sphere encompassing Safavids, Ottomans, and Mughals. At the Oxford Nizami Ganjavi Centre, she will organise a workshop on linkages between Central and West Asia across the 16thcentury to exchange insights into the religious, economic, political, intellectual, and artistic connections and migrations of peoples between Central Asia and the Ottoman Empire. She will consult objects located in the British and Bodleian Libraries to write an article on late Abū’l-Khairid manuscript production in the 1590s. Additionally, she will translate passages from primary sources written in Persian that discuss the main Abū’l-Khairid scriptorium in Bukhara.
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