Dr. Sacha Alsancakli
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France
After completing a BA in Kurdish Studies and a Master in Histoire, Sociétés et Territoires du Monde (HSTM) – mention Moyen-Orient-Méditerranée (History of the Middle East) at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations (INALCO) in Paris, Sacha Alsancakli is currently a PhD candidate in Langues et Civilisations des Sociétés Orientales – Études iraniennes at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3. His research is devoted to the processes of composition, transmission and reception of the Sharafnāma of Sharaf Khān Bidlīsī in the seventeenth century. Recent publications include several articles on the Sharafnāma and the Diyādīnid rulers of Bidlīs, such as “Matrimonial Alliances and the Transmission of Dynastic Power in Kurdistan: The Case of the Diyādīnids of Bidlīs in the Fifteenth to Seventeenth Centuries” (Eurasian Studies 15, 2017), “What’s Old Is New Again: A study of Sources in the Šarafnāma of Šaraf Xān Bidlīsī (1005-7/1596-99)” (Kurdish Studies 5/1, 2017) and “From Bidlīs to Ardabīl via Aleppo and Iṣfahān: On the Circulation of a Manuscript of Šaraf Ḫān Bidlīsī’s Šarafnāma Revised by the Author (1007/1599)” (Eurasian Studies 13, 2015), as well as an account of the history of Kurdish studies in the end of the 18th and 19th centuries (“The Early History of Kurdish Studies (1787-1901)”, Die Welt des Islams 56/1, 2016).