PIANCIOLA Niccolò, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 49 Scopus Citations
  • 3 Scopus h-Index
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Research interests

History of the Tsarist Empire and the Soviet Union, history of Inner Asia, history of communist systems, comparative history of settler colonialism, comparative history of famines, nomad-sedentary relations in historical perspective, history of forced population transfers

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book review Social Sciences
Kazakhstan Social Sciences
Central Asia Social Sciences
famine Earth & Environmental Sciences
Kyrgyzstan Social Sciences
colonial legacy Earth & Environmental Sciences
Turkmenistan Social Sciences
intellectual Social Sciences

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Projects 2012 2021

Research Output 2001 2020


Scales of violence: the 1916 Central Asian Uprising in the context of wars and revolutions (1914-1923)

PIANCIOLA, N., 2020, The Central Asian Revolt of 1916: Rethinking the History of a Collapsing Empire in the Age of War and Revolution. Morrison, A., Drieu, C. & Chokobaeva, A. (eds.). Manchester University Press, p. 169-190 22 p.

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook ChapterResearchpeer-review

Central Asia
Civil War

Cossacks and Sturgeons: Fisheries, Colonization, and Science around the Aral Sea (1873-1906)

PIANCIOLA, N., May 2019, In : Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient. 62, 4, p. 626-673 48 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

local population


LU RGC Competitive Grants Award 2018

Niccolò PIANCIOLA (Recipient), Mar 2018

Prize: Prize / Award

Activities 2016 2017

  • 1 Organising / Participating in Conference or Event
  • 1 Seminar / Talk / Other Presentation

Layers and Vectors of Violence in Revolutionary Central Asia

Niccolò PIANCIOLA (Keynote speaker)
5 Nov 2017

Activity: Seminar / Talk / Other Presentation


Empires of Water: Water Management and Politics in the Arid Regions of China, Central Eurasia and the Middle East (16th-20th centuries)

Niccolò PIANCIOLA (Co-organizer)
26 May 201627 May 2016

Activity: Involvement in Conferences / Events (Research-related)Organising / Participating in Conference or Event