Nomadic Empires, led by Professor Pekka Hämäläinen and funded by the European Research Council, explores the role of expansionist equestrian regimes in world history.

The team, based at the Rothermere American Institute and the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford, seeks to understand nomadic regimes on their own terms, to provide a broad comparative perspective into nomadic empires, and to rethink world history from supposedly peripheral vantage points, such as grasslands, steppe world, deserts.