Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, Northeastern University

Imperial Connections? The Nahda (Arab Renaissance) and Translation Movements Between Ottoman Turkish and Arabic, 1860-1918

Ali Emre Kuruçayırlı, Bryn Mawr College

Metallurgy in Cilicia and Amuq through the Second Millennium BCE: An insgiht into patterns of Technology and Exchange

Michael Jones, Texas AM University

The Yenikapı Shipwrecks and Byzantine Maritime Trade and Technology

Naomi Carless Unwin, University College London

Practising Religion on the Interface: religion and society in Karia (7th – 1st centuries BC)

Sare Arıcanlı, Princeton University

Organization of Ottoman imperial medicine in 17th-18th centuries

Ilias Nesseris, University of Ioannina

Higher Education in Constantinople in the 12th century

Galina Fingarova, University of Vienna

Significance and Meaning of Byzantine Stone Bridges

Bobir Aminov, Studies, Uzbek Academy of Sciences

Monuments of funerary epigraphy in Ottoman Türkiye and Central Asia in the 14th to 20thcentury (general trends, cultural and historical parallels and interrelations)

Vangelis Kechriotis, Boğaziçi University

Christian populations in Ottoman Port-cities in the Black Sea and the Aegean at the turn of the 20th century

Seyfi Kenan, Marmara University

The Search for “New Order” in Education in the Late 18th Century: The Inspection of Medreses in 1792

Ayşe Hilal Uğurlu, Istanbul Technical University

Imperial Mosque Courtyards as Social Nuclei of Istanbul


Alexandra Wirsching, Deutsches Archaologisches Institut

Dwelling beyond standard. Investigations of a living quarter in Pergamon

Andras Kraft, Central European University

Between the End and Eternity: Considerations on the Byzantine theology of time

Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano, University of Washington

Poetry and Politics in the Early Modern Ottoman World: The Court of Bayezid II (r.1481-1512)

M. Hadi Hosainy, University of Texas at Austin

Ottoman Law and Gender Seventeenth-Century Istanbul

Sabine Feist, Ludwig Maximilians University

Byzantine architecture from the transitional period between 700 and 900 A.D.

Kerem Tınaz, University of Oxford

Intellectual Trajectories From Ottomanism to Nationalism: The Cases of Mustafa Satı Bey, Tunalı Hilmi, and Abraham Galante

Nathan Leidholm, University of Chicago

Political Families in Byzantium: The Social and Cultural Significance of the Genos as Kin Group, ca. 900-1150

Mehmet Kentel, University of Washington

Cosmopolitanism over Dead Bodies: Subway, Cemetery, Garden and Urban Dualities in the Late 19th Century Istanbul

Akın Sefer, Northeastern University

Labor in the Heart of Empire: Workers, Industry and the State in the Ottoman Imperial Naval Arsenal, 1839-1876

Peter Cobb, University of Pennsylvania

The Second Millennium BCE Ceramics of the Marmara Lake Basin in their Western Anatolian Context: Mapping Networks through an Analysis of Pottery Production, Function and Exchange

Elvan Cobb, Cornell University

Railway Crossings: Encounters in Ottoman Lands

Ireen Kowalleck, Vienna University

The Early Classical Habitation Quarter on Kalabaktepe in Miletos: A Casestudy for Tracing the Persian Presence in the Material Record of Western Anatolia

One term Seniors (Fall Term)

Antonios Vratimos Chatzopoulos, Yeditepe University

The Continuator of John Skylitzes: Linguistic and Historical Approach

One term Seniors (Spring Term)

Irina Koshoridze, Georgian National Museum

Architectural complex Rabati in Akhaltsikhe (Georgia) –an example of Ottoman-Georgian architecture in Peripheries of the Empire

Visiting Seniors

Thomas Otten, Ministry for Building, Housing, Urban Development and Transport

Burial landscapes in Byzantine Anatolia and the case study of Pergamon

J.M. Kaplan Fund Fellows

Pınar Aykaç, University College London

Assessing the Impacts of Musealisation in the Urban Context: The Case of Sultanahmet Archaeological Park in İstanbul’s Historic Peninsula

Aslı Zeren, Politecnico di Milano

The World Heritage Cities in the Third Millennium: Integrated Management Strategies for Historic Urban Landscapes, The City of Istanbul and Rome


Caitlin Curtis, University of Buffalo

Reassessing sustainability in heritage practice at two Turkish archaeological sites

Villa I-Tatti-RCAC Fellow

Renate Burri, University of Berne

Byzantine Book Production in East and West after the Fall of Constantinople


Federica Gigante, The Warburg Institute and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

The reception of Islamic art in Bologna and Ferrara in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries