Aslisho Qurboniev

Aslisho Qurboniev is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at KITAB working on the Islamic West, including medieval Maghrib, al-Andalus and Sicily. He has a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Cambridge (2020) and an MPhil in Islamic Studies and History from the University of Oxford (2014). His doctoral thesis “Traditions of Learning in Fāṭimid Ifrīqiya (296-362/909-973): Networks, Practices and Institutions” is a study of the formation of scholarly communities and learning traditions in early Fāṭimid Ifrīqiya.

Aslisho is broadly interested in social and intellectual history of the medieval Islamicate world, from Central Asia to Spain and Sicily. His current research focuses on the history of learning and knowledge transmission in tenth-century North Africa, al-Andalus, and Sicily. His future plans include a comparative study of Islamisation and Arabisation of the Maghrib and Central Asian peripheries of the (non)-Arab-Islamic world. For future updates and publications follow him on 

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