CEASG welcomes Dr Mark Dickens as visiting researcher for 2021. Dr. Dickens has been teaching at the Department of History and Classics and the Religious Studies Program at the University of Alberta and is also affiliated with the Department of Nestorian Studies of the Kazakhstan Archeological Institute of the Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences. Mark, who wrote his MPhil and PhD degrees at Cambridge University (2003-2008), is working from Edmonton, Canada.
Mark’s research is concerned with connections between Syriac Christianity and Central Asia in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Mark has co-authored a catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts from the Berlin Turfan Collection and has spoken on or published articles about the history of the Church of the East in Central Asia, the portrayal of Turks and other Eurasian steppe nomads in Syriac literature, and Christian texts and inscriptions from Central Asia, including manuscript fragments from Turfan in Chinese Turkestan, gravestones discovered in Kyrgyzstan, and Syriac cliff inscriptions in Uzbekistan. Mark Dickens can be contacted through CEASG: firstname.lastname@example.org
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