Dr Nikolaj Serikoff

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As a scholar, the graduate of the Moscow University Dr Nikolaj Serikoff belongs to the St Petersburg academic school of Classical Arab Studies. His research methods to a major extent were influenced by the traditions laid by the eminent scholars of St Petersburg University, such as: Baron Victor Rosen, Professors Ignatius Krachkovsky and Alexandre Vasiliev to name but a few, who paid special attention to a detailed linguistic and historical analysis of the Medieval Islamic and Christian manuscript tradition. Holding since the mid-nineties the post of the Assistant Curator and subsequently the Asian Collections Librarian at the Welcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (London), Dr Serikoff pursued his interest in making the Library’s unique Oriental manuscript collections available to the widest audience.  He was among those who initiated publication of a splendid popular book about these collections: Pearls of the Orient. Asian Treasures from the Welcome Library, ed. N. Allan, London and Chicago: Serindia Publications, 2003. Dr Serikoff is a well-known expert amongst relevant academic circles for his workshops and seminars dedicated to Ottoman manuscripts. 

Latest News

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education

Gender and The Law Conference Proceedings Published

The e-book brings together selected full-length papers, edited by Sibel Safi and Eda Aycan Aras, from the presentations of the conference, offering different perspectives and studies on gender and law-related issues.


“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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