2018-2019 Academic Year Fellows


Cereda,Susanna - University of Vienna

What's Under the Carpet? – A Deposit-Oriented Approach for the Study of Monumental Architecture at the Site of Arslantepe (Malatya, Turkey)

Egbers,Vera - Freie Universität, Berlin

Thirdspace in Assyria and Urartu

Ercan,Ayşe - Columbia University

Fashioning a Medieval Capital: The Topography and Archaeology of the Mangana Quarter in Constantinople (843–1453 C.E.)

Ghazarian, Matthew - Columbia University

Famine in a Time of Uncertainty: Food Aid and Sectarianism in Anatolia, 1839-1893

Jeffery, Hugh - Oxford University

The Archaeology of Middle Byzantine Aphrodisias

Koh, Choon Hwee - Yale University

Outsourcing Empire: Contracting out the Ottoman Postal System, 1690-1840

Külekçi, Ilgın - Istanbul Technical University

Settlement Structures, Topography and Social Response at Larisa (Buruncuk) in the Aeolis

Özizmirli, Görkem - Boston College

Sweat for Bread: Port Laborers and the Transformation of Labor in Istanbul from 1730 to 1807

Willett, Patrick - University at Buffalo,SUNY

Transforming Landscapes of Southwestern Anatolia: Social and Environmental Change in the Territory of Sagalassos during the Holocene


Abbasoğlu, Zeynep Yıldız - Leiden University

Music Production in the 14th Century Jalayirid and Timurid Courts: The Life and Legacy of Abd al-Qadir Maraghi

Açıkgöz, Ümit - Rice University

Imperial Architecture into National Heritage: Contested Visions, Local Agency, and the Culture of Negotiation in Early Republican Istanbul

Aydoğan, Zeynep - Freie Universität, Berlin

Of Flesh, Mud and Idols: Oral Transmission and Literary Exchange in the Age of Crusaders

Günata, Gülşah - Koç University

The Cult of Artemis at Klaros in Relation with the Worship of the Goddess in Western Anatolia and Greece

Güngörürler, Selim - Boğaziçi University

Peacetime Diplomacy and Interstate System: the Ottoman and the Safavids from 1639 to 1722

Gürbüzel, Aslıhan - McGill University

Taming the Messiah: Formation of an Ottoman Political Public Sphere, 1600-1700

Menelaou, Sergios - University of Sheffield

Connectivity and interaction between Samos and the Southeast Aegean/Southwest Coastal Anatolian Region in the Chalcolithic and the Early Bronze Age: an integrated ceramic perspective

Özbek, Müge - Boğaziçi University

Single, Poor Women in Istanbul, 1839-1914

Ulaş, Burhan - La Sapienza University of Rome

Reappraisal of Istanbul’s Prehistoric and Byzantine Periods through Archaeobotanical Analysis


Baysan, Rula - Independent scholar

Regional Study of Diet, Health and Population Affinities at the Sites of Tell Atchana/Alalakh (Hatay) and Karkemish (Gaziantep), Turkey

Çağaptay, Suna - University of Cambridge

Concealed Motion: Buildings, Builders, and Patrons during the Post-Seljuk Scramble

Coates-Stephens, Robert - British School at Rome

A Comparative Study of the Statue Landscape of Rome and Constantinople in the Early Middle Ages


Boucly, Julien - École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Cultural Heritage Policies and the World Heritage Program in Turkey


Yıldız, Özge - Harvard University

Constructing an “Impious Mosque:” The Sultan Ahmed Mosque Complex (1609–1616) in the Context of the Political and Social Transformations of the Seventeenth Century


Sever-Georgousakis, Deniz - Koç University

"Against All Evil": Byzantine Objects of Private Protection from Turkey

Stanković, Nebojša - Independent Scholar

Narthexes of Middle Byzantine Monastic Churches in Constantinople, Bithynia, Cappadocia, and Mount Athos: Architecture and Function within the Stoudite Monasticism