Çelik, Semih

Koç University

Project: Humudity & Society: 8,500 Years of Climate History in Western Anatolia

Dr. Çelik completed his PhD at the European University Institute in 2017. His dissertation focused on climate change, famines, and empire-building in Anatolia during the first half of the nineteenth century. In 2016 he spent 6 months as a visiting scholar at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Center on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS). As an ANAMED-DAI fellow, Dr. Çelik is working with Ottoman sources concerning wetland ecosystems in western Anatolia from the fifteenth until the twentieth century. In addition to uncovering Ottoman narratives around and policy of wetland management, he aims to create humidity indices compatible with archaeological data for longue-durée analyses. 
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