Stefano Nicastro

PhD Student - History

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

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Background

I studied History at the University of Milan (Italy) and I spent my Erasmus in Istanbul (Turkey) at the Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi. Subsequently, I completed a MSc in Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic at the University of Edinburgh and I further studied Arabic in Egypt at International House Cairo – ILI. I am currently a PhD Student in History at the University of Edinburgh.

Qualifications

MA (Hons.) in History, University of Milan

MSc in Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic, University of Edinburgh

Undergraduate teaching

2020-2021 - Early Modern History: A Connected World

2021-2022 - Medieval Worlds: A Journey through the Middle Ages

Research summary

Medieval Italy, North Africa and Middle East

Interactions between Muslims and Christians

Trans-Mediterranean movements of people

Current research interests

My research focuses on exchange of knowledge and movements of people between Genoa and the Islamic world in the later Middle Ages.

Organiser

2021 - 5th Edinburgh International Graduate Conference in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies: Sites of Encounter and Cultural Exchange (500-1500 CE)

Papers delivered

2019 - 3rd Edinburgh International Graduate Conference in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies. Historical Inertia: Continuity in the Face of Change 500—1500 CE. ‘Islamic perceptions of Genoa in fourteenth century Arabic literature.’

2021 - Medieval Mediterranean Exchanges Workshop, Woolf Institute, Cambridge. 'Genoa in the Middle Ages: The Use of Arabic Sources to Reconstruct the History of a Latin City.'