Current Position: PhD Student, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge

Research Topic: Creating agricultural knowledge in al-Andalus: the cognitive and social processes underlying the evolution of the discipline.

Supervisor: Amira K. Bennison, Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

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2010: Borders and Gates or Open Spaces? Knowledge Cultures in the Mediterranean during the 14th and 15th Centuries - Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, December 17-19

2010: Mediterráneos Conference – CCHS-CSIC, Madrid, December 13-15

2010: British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference

2009: Second Cambridge Symposium on Middle Eastern Studies

Previous Work

2004-08: Research on the Early Baghdadi Sufi Abu ‘l-Husayn al-Nuri

I spent several years working on the emergence of Sufism in the central Islamic world, culminating in my MPhil dissertation. My research focused on Abu ‘l-Husayn al-Nuri, a close companion of Junayd, and how his life had been portrayed in the Arabic biographical dictionaries.

Luckyn-Malone, P. (2008). Abu ‘l-Husayn al-Nuri (d. 295/907): His Portrayal in the Arabic Biographical Tradition. MPhil dissertation, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge. (Unpublished)

2006-08: Executive Director, The Islamic Manuscript Association (Cambridge and Cairo)

Through my work at the Centre of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in Cambridge, I joined a small team aiming to establish an international organization dedicated to Islamic manuscripts.