Thomas Welsford

Volkswagenstiftung Fellow, Martin-Luther Universität, Halle, Germany
Quondam Fellow since 2015
I am interested in the post-medieval history of Central Asia, Iran, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe. In my first book, I examined the dynamics of political change in 16th- and 17th-century Transoxiana, and in my current project I am exploring patterns of social life in the Zarafshan valley in the decades immediately before and after the Russian conquest.