Uli Schamiloglu received his B.A. in Middle East Languages and Cultures from Columbia College in 1979 and his Ph.D. in Middle Eastern and Central Asian History from Columbia University in 1986. In 2007 he was made Doctor honoris causa by the Tatar State University of Humanities and Education (Kazan). In 2008 he was elected a Foreign Member of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Uli Schamiloglu has taught at Indiana University (1983-1989) and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1989-2017), where he was Professor of Turkic and Central Eurasian Studies. He also served as chair of the Central Asian Studies Program and the Middle East Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also directed the Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (2011-2017). He has also served as president of the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (2003-2017).
Since 2017 Uli Schamiloglu has been Professor and chair of the Department of Kazakh Language and Turkic Studies at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan.
His main research interests include the history of the Turkic languages and cultures of the Middle East and Central Eurasia, the socio-economic history of the Middle East and Central Eurasia in the medieval period, the history of Turko-Islamic civilization, and modern intellectual movements among the Muslim Turkic peoples of the Ottoman and Russian Empires.
Since the late 1980s Professor Schamiloglu has also been interested in the role of the Black Death (14th century on) in the history of medieval Central Eurasia, especially its role in the history of the Golden Horde and the other states of the Mongol World Empire, including the impact of plague on the history of literary languages, religiosity, and written monuments. More recently he has also begun to work on the Plague in the Time of Justinian (6th-8th centuries) in Central Eurasian history as well.
Schamiloglu, U., 2017 The History of the Tatars Since Ancient Times in Seven Volumes . 3, p. 303-310
The Rise of Runiform Turkic as the first Turkic vernacular literary language
Schamiloglu, U., 2017 In : Turkic Languages. 21, 2, p. 161-177
THE IMPACT OF THE BLACK DEATH ON THE GOLDEN HORDE: POLITICS, ECONOMY, SOCIETY, CIVILIZATION
Schamiloglu, U., 2017 In : GOLDEN HORDE REVIEW.
Natural, Social and Economic Crises: The Impact of the Black Death on the Golden Horde: Politics, Economy, Society, Civilisation
Schamiloglu, U., 2017 The Golden Horde in World History. p. 674-688
Natural, Social and Economic Crises: Climate Change in Central Eurasia and the Golden Horde
Schamiloglu, U., 2017 The Golden Horde in World History. p. 661-673
Muslim Networks in Central Eurasia during the Golden Horde and the Later Golden Horde
Schamiloglu, U., 2017 Türkistan jäne türkologiya. p. 6-10
La Horda de Oro
Schamiloglu, U., 2017 In : Desperta Ferro antigua y medieval. 42, p. 20-25
High Islamic culture of the Golden Horde
Schamiloglu, U., 2017 The History of the Tatars Since Ancient Times in Seven Volumes. 3, p. 615-624
Black Death and its Consequences
Schamiloglu, U., 2017 The History of the Tatars Since Ancient Times in Seven Volumes. 3, p. 714-719
The Plague in the Time of Justinian and Central Eurasian History: An Agenda for Research
Schamiloglu, U., 2016 Central Eurasia in the Middle Ages. Harrassowitz Verlag, p. 293
Prirodnyy i sotsial’no-ekonomicheskiy krizisy.: Vliyanie Chernoy smerti na Zolotuyu Ordu: politika, ekonomika, obshchestvo, tsivilizatsiya
Schamiloglu, U., 2016 Zolotaya Orda v mirovoy istorii / The Golden Horde in World History. p. 679-694
Prirodnyy i sotsial’no-ekonomicheskiy krizisy.: Izmenenie klimata v Tsentral’noy Evrazii i Zolotoy Orde
Schamiloglu, U., 2016 Zolotaya Orda v mirovoy istorii / The Golden Horde in World History. p. 665-678
Gravestones and the History of Medieval Tatar Civilization: A Brief Overview
Schamiloglu, U., 2016 Islam i tyurkskiy mir: Problemy obrazovaniya, yazyka, literatury, istorii i religii. (Islam and Turkic World: Problems of Education, Language, Literature, History and Religion.. p. 76-80
Gorodskie tsentrï v Zolotoy Orde i gorod Ukek
Schamiloglu, U., 2016 Istoriko-arxeologiçeskie pamyatniki Zolotoy Ordï na territorii Saratovskogo Povolj’ya. Ukek: Proşloe, nastoyaşçee, buduşçee. p. 73-78
Gabdulla Tukay häm tatar üzangı: çit ildän ber karaş
Schamiloglu, U., 2016 In : Fänni Tatarstan. 2016, 4, p. 100-106
CLIMATE CHANGE IN CENTRAL EURASIA AND THE GOLDEN HORDE
Schamiloglu, U., 2016 In : GOLDEN HORDE REVIEW. 4, 1,
Yersinia pestis and the three plague pandemics
Green, M., Jones, L., Little, L., Schamiloglu, U., Sussman, G., 2014 In : The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 14, 10, p. 918
Preliminary remarks on the role of disease in the history of the Golden Horde
Schamiloglu, U., 1993 In : Central Asian Survey. 12, p. 447-457
The Formation of a Tatar Historical Consciousness: Sihabaddin Marcani and the Image of the Golden Horde
Schamiloglu, U., 1990 In : Central Asian Survey. 9, p. 39-49