Manu Sobti receives research award and fellowship

Friday, July 19, 2013

Associate Professor Manu Sobti has received a $15,000 UWM Graduate Research Committee Award for his research entitled "The Sliver of the Oxus Borderland: Medieval Cultural Encounters between the Arabs and Persians" which is the focus of his forthcoming book. He has also received a SURF Undergraduate Research Award for summer 2013, to support SARUP undergraduate student Benjamin Brian Schaefer's work on the Oxus Borderland TV Documentary Project and the CIE & OUR Research Travel Award support undergraduate student travel to Uzbekistan.

In addition, BSAS student Nolman James Davis Jr. has received a McNair Fellowship Award for summer 2013, to work on the documentary under the guidance of Professor Sobti.

Professor Sobti has been appointed Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH) at UW-Madison, for Fall 2013/Spring 2014. This continues his association with the Institute which started in 2012-13, when he was selected as a UW-System Fellow at the IRH at UW-Madison and taught a simulcast seminar on Islamic Architecture in UW-Madison’s Art History Program, supported by the James Watrous Fund and the Mellon Foundation.

For more information about the project, please see: http://www4.uwm.edu/c21/pdfs/fellowship_project_summaries/Sobti.pdf