Dissertation award for research on the Ottoman Hajj


The Faculty are delighted to announce that Dr Yahya Nurgat, whose PhD on ‘Space, Ritual, and Religious Experience and the Ottoman hajj’ was supervised by Dr Helen Pfeifer, has received an honourable mention in the Middle East Studies Association of North America’s Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Awards. We congratulate him on this prestigious award.

"Yahya Nurgat’s dissertation advances and nuances current scholarship on confessionalization in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire through a sophisticated investigation of one of Islam’s most important and rituals, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca." Read on...

You can learn more about his research in this youtube lecture: