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M. Riep

Guest PhD-student

Drs. M. Riep
+31 71 527 2727

PhD research

Moving frontiers: agency, conquest and migration during the early Islamic conquest along the upper Syr Darya between the 7th and the 10th century 
Supervisors: Petra Sijpesteijn, Etienne de la Vaissière (EPHE)



  • PhD student at Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) and l'Ecole pratique des hautes études (Paris) 
  • Drs General History (Leiden 2010) 
  • BA Archaeology of the Near East (Leiden 2006) 
  • Extra grammar courses in Turkish, Middle-Persian, Parthian, Sogdian, Luwian, Elamite, Akkadian, Modern Standard Arabic, Russian, Khotanese, Bactrian 

Summer 2012 - present: Editorial assistant of  JESHO

Fall 2010: Research assistant in organising the congress  Shifting Frontiers: Current Issues in the History of Early Islamic Central Asia (Leiden University, 17 - 18 December 2010) 

2009 - 2011: Editorial assistant of  JESHO (Journal of the Social and Economic History of the Orient) 

2009: Student assistant at Praktikon, Centre for Social Research (Nijmegen University) 

2009: Editorial assistant and copy editor of  JESHO  Jubilee Issue

2007 - 2008: Student assistant at  Centre for Language and Identity (Leiden University) 

2006 - present: Teaching exam courses in Geography and History 
Remedial teacher: French, English, German, History, Geography 


Presented lectures  
April 2011: Lecture:  Trading Captives? Human Merchandise along the Northern Frontiers of the Early Islamic Hemisphere between the 8th and 10th Century, Paris,  Monde Iranien et Indien, journée des études

February 2011: Lecture:  Caught between Empires and World Systems, Universiteit Leiden, PhD seminar. 

March 2010: Lecture:  Central Asia: Boundaries on the move, Japan, ESF-JSPS Conference: 27 Feb - 04 March 2010:  Contact Zones of Empires in Asia and Europe

June 2005 - September 2007: Chairman of  DUSANE 2006 and 2007 (Dutch Symposium of the Ancient Near East). 

January 2003 - July 2004: Chairman and secretary of Nabu Na’id (Studievereniging Archaeology of the Near East).

Guest PhD-student

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • LIAS diversen

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