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Ibrar Bhatt

Researcher and lecturer interested in literacy studies, language education, and digital epistemology.

I have had the pleasure of working at the University of Bradford, Lancaster University, and currently at Queen's University Belfast.

https://ibrarspace.net
Twitter: @ibrar_bhatt

Dupery by Design

Prince Henry—These lies are like the father that begets them: gross as a mountain; open, palpable. Why, thou clay-brained guts, thou knotty-pated fool, thou whoreson, obscene, greasy tallow-keech— Falstaff—What! art thou mad? art thou mad? Is not the truth the truth? (William Shakespeare, King Henry IV) Falstaff’s lie that […]

Writing a PhD proposal for LPDP

This is a very brief video I pre-recorded for a webinar on PhD proposal writing. I give some advice on applying for a doctoral scholarship through the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education, abbreviated as LPDP (Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan), a fully-funded scholarship from the Indonesian Ministry of Finance for all Indonesian […]

Leverhulme Research Fellowship

I am pleased to announce that I have won a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for a project which focuses on what has been an area of interest of mine for the last few years. The project is entitled ‘Literacy and Harmony: A study of Sino-Muslim heritage literacies in modern […]

Chess for sages or Şatranc-i Urefa

I recently became interested in Ottoman literacies (see previous post), and came across another aspect of that history which piqued my interest: the Ottoman board game Şatranc-i Urefa. I finally managed to track down the game to play at home. Şatranc-i Urefa is a game that was played […]