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Yakubov Kakhramon Karimdjanovich

Kholov Vohid

Doctor of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Historical Sciences

Senior Research Fellow


History of Central Asia in 16th–early 20th Centuries

Waqf in Khorezm

Analyses of Islamic Sources and Diplomatics


2014-2016 –PhD. Institute of History of Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Thesis: Waqf Institution in the Khanate of Khiva in the Second half of 19th - Early 20th Centuries (Historical–Source-Study Analysis) (2018)

2007-2009 – M.A. in History of Foreign Countries. Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies

2003-2007 – B.A. in History of Central Asian People (with honours). Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies


He carried out the research at theHumboldt University (Berlin, Germany – 2017), Indiana University (Bloomington, USA – 2016), the Institute of Iranian Studies (Vienna, Austria – 2015) and at the Institute of Oriental Studies (Halle/Saale, Germany – 2011). He has been a member of ESCAS (The European Society for Central Asian Studies) Board(since 2013) and has become member of CESS (Central Eurasian Studies Society) (since 2017).

1. Peer-reviewedarticles

  1. “Коллекция вакфных грамот» как источник для изучения истории вакфной собственности в Хивинском ханстве XVI–XX вв. («Collection of Waqf Deeds» as a Source for Studying the History of Waqf in the Khanate of Khiva),” Вестникархивиста, 1 (2018), pp. 236-244.
  2. “Хива хонлигида вақф ерларидан ижара тартибида фойдаланишнинг ҳуқуқий асослари ва амалиёти (Legal Principles and Practice of Utilization of Waqf Lands on the Basis of Rent in Khiva Khanate),” Oʻzbekistontarixi, 3 (2016), pp. 33-43.
  3. “Муҳаммад Раҳимхон II мадрасаси вақф хўжалиги: маъмурий бошқаруви, тузилиши ва иқтисоди (Waqf Economy of Madrasa of Muhammad Rahimkhan II: Administration, Structure and Economy),” Oʻzbekistontarixi, 3 (2015), pp. 12-21.
  4. “Ислом тарихининг илк даврларида вақф мулчилигининг шаклланиши ва назарий ҳуқуқий асослари (The Formation of Waqf and Its Theore-Legal Principles in Early Islamic Period),” Al-Buxoriy saboqlari, 3 (2015), pp. 28-32.
  5. “Замонавий хорижий тадқиқотларда Марказий Осиёда вақф мулкчилиги тарихи масалалари (The Issues of Central Asian Waqf History in Foreign Contemporary Studies),” Sharq mash’ali, 2 (2015), pp. 62-66.

2. Book contributions      

  1. “Абдулла Болтаев. Хоразм тарихига материаллар (Abdulla Boltayev. Materials on the History of Khorezm),”in Ўзбекистон тарихи. Хрестоматия, 4-жилд. (History of Uzbekistan. Chrestomathy, 4-volume) Edited by Prof., Dr. Dono Hamidovna,(Tashkent, 2018), pp. 32-36.
  2. “Абдулла Болтаев. Хива хонлиғи тарихига оид материаллар (Abdulla Boltayev. Materials on the History of Khiva Khanate),”in Ўзбекистон тарихи. Хрестоматия, 4-жилд. (History of Uzbekistan. Chrestomathy, 4-volume) Edited by Prof., Dr. Dono Hamidovna, (Tashkent, 2018), pp. 35-36.

3. Invited Seminar Papers

  1. ‘Хива хонлиги ва Усмонийлар давлатида пул вақфидан фойдаланиш масалалари: қиёсий таҳлил (Usage of Cash Waqfs in the khanate of Khiva and Ottoman Empire: Comparative Analysis),’ at the First Conference on the History of Turkic-Uzbek Relations (I. Milletlaerarasi Turkiye-Ozbekistan munasebetleri sempozyumu). Kastamonu, Turkey.08-10.11.2018.
  2. Waqf Administration in Khorezm: Transmission of the Post of Mutawallī from Imam to Elder,’ at Joint ESCAS-CESS Conference. Hosted by American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. 29.06-02.07.2017.
  3. Waqf Administration in Khiva Khanate: Legal and Social Perspectives (In the Late of 19th and the Beginning of 20th Centuries),’ at the Final Conference of Special Programme of Central Asia. Berlin, 04-06.06.2014.
  4. Waqf  Documents from Late 19th and Early 20th Century Khiva: What Do They Tell Us?,’ at the ESCAS XIII Biennial Conference 2013, Astana, 04-07.08.2013.
  5. Waqf in Khorezm: Questions and Findings,’ at the workshop Towards a New Social History of 19th- and early 20th- Century Central Asia, Institute of Iranian Studies, Vienna, 02-08.09.2012.