Current Fellows


Ben Ismail, Youssef - Harvard University

From Tunis to Istanbul: Ottoman Identity and Islamic Commonality (1878-1924)

Bolel, Canan - University of Washington

On the Margins of an Ottoman City: Politics of Exclusion in the Jewish Community of Izmir, 1847-1923

Bozovic, Mihajlo Zoran - Belgrade University

Islamisation of Anatolia Through Popular Narratives of Late Medieval Anatolia

Busacca, Gesualdo - Stanford University

Painting as practice and sensory experience at Çatalhöyük (7100-5900 BCE)

Cole, Camille - Yale University

Navigating Multi-Imperial Space: Technology, Capital Networks, and Modernity in Late Ottoman Iraq, 1865-1909

Demirtiken, Elif - University of Edinburgh

Monastic Communities and Institutions in early Palaiologan Constantinople: A Social Historical Perspective

Mazzucato, Camilla - Stanford University

Unravelling the knot. A socio-material approach to the study of Neolithic megasites

Seale, Yasmine - University of Oxford

Uses of antiquity in the late Ottoman empire

Sypianski, Jakub - Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz

Science without frontiers? Political motivations and socio-religious reactions to the exchanges of knowledge between the East Roman Emperors and the Muslim rulers in 750-1100 A.D.

Uzdurum, Melis - Istanbul University

What does kerpiç tell about the social structure of the Neolithic communities? Aşıklı as a case study



Arslan, Ceylan Ceyhun - Harvard University / Koç University

Contested Heritages: Nationalism and Mediterranean Cosmopolitanism in the Late Ottoman Empire

Bayraktar, Uğur - Boğaziçi University

Notables and Reform: Making of Imperial Peripheries in Ottoman Kurdistan and Albania, 1800-1878

Burlot, Jacques - University of Lyon 2

Medieval Anatolia From East To West: Laboratory Analyses Of 13th-14th Century Pottery From Küçükyalı and Kinet Höyük (Turkey)

Dardeniz, Gonca - Koç University

Crossing the Cultural and Technological Borders in the Near East: Vitreous Materials and Integrated Technologies During the 2nd and 1st Millennia B.C.

Ergun, Müge - Istanbul University

Communal versus Household Aspects of Plant-Based Activities at Aşıklı Höyük: An Archaeobotanical Approach

Haddow, Scott Donald - University College London

A Bioarchaeological Study of Mortuary Practices at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey

Lau, Hannah Kwai-Yung - University of California LA

Mobility and Resource Cooperation in the Late Neolithic Halaf Period

Radloff, Lana - University at Buffalo SUNY

Knidian Harbors: Networks of Cultural Interaction in the Southeast Aegean



Çıpa, Hakkı Erdem - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Popular Uprisings in Pre-Modern Ottoman Lands

Durak, Koray Şevki - Boğaziçi University

Pharmacological substances Exported from the Islamic World to Byzantium

Ersoy, Ahmet Abdullah - Boğaziçi University

Late Ottoman New Media: Reading, Visuality and Historical Experience During the Hamidian Era (1876-1909)

Fappas, Ioannis - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Oils and Unguents in the Hittite World and the Ancient Near East of the 14th and 13th centuries BC: Integrating Linguistic and Archaeological Evidence

Kaye, Noah - Indiana University

Overnight Empire: The Attalids of Pergamon and Anatolia

Kyriakidis, Savvas - New Europe College

Mercenaries in the Byzantine World: 11th-15th Centuries

Minawi, Mostafa - University of Cornell

From Istanbul to Addis Ababa: South-South Imperialism of the Early 20th Century



Tatbul, Mustafa Nuri - Middle East Technical University

Changing Dynamics in the Middle Byzantine Komana Pontica, Central Black Sea, Turkey



Han, Ayhan - Istanbul Technical University

The Langa Yenikapı Land Reclamation Area and the Formation of the Yalı Neighborhood (1750-1900)



Spring-Summer Term 2017 

Gürallar, Neşe - Gazi University

Kars: Russian Colonial Modernity on East Anatolia (1877‐1917)

Rhoby, Andreas - Austrian Academy of Sciences

Byzantine Epigraphy

​Toth, Ida - Oxford University

Byzantine Epigraphy

Fall Term 2017 

Born, Annick Marthe Eugenie - Royal Academy of Archaeology

Pieter Coecke van Aelst’s Trip to Istanbul in 1533–1534: A Reassessment

Davis, Lauren Nicole - Koç University

The Ottoman Spice Trade and Market Smellscapes: A GIS Case-Study

Gruber, Christiane Jacqueline - University of Michigan

Late Ottoman Amuletic and Devotional Arts

Phelps, Dana Frances - Stanford University

Rematerializing the Ottoman Past: The Conflict of Turkish Heritage Politics in Post-Communist Albania

Rembart, Laura - University of Salzburg

The Marmara Lake Basin in the Roman Period: an Analysis of Ceramics from the Central Lydia Archaeological Survey

Simonishvili, Nino - Independent Scholar

Images as Social Agents: The Monumental Façade Relief Sculpture of St. John Baptist Church of Oshki (10th century) and Its Role in the Formation of the Unified Medieval Georgian Statehood

Thissen, Laurens Carolus - Thissen Archaeological Ceramics Bureau / TACB

Barcın Höyük Pottery – Integrating Residue Analysis and Final Stratigraphy

Vryzidis, Nikolas - British School of Athens 

Greek-Orthodox Ecclesiastical Costume in the Ottoman Empire: 15th-17th centuries

Winter Term 2018 

Skartsi, Stefania - Hellenic Ministry of Culture 

Connections Between Imperial Capital and Provincial Centre: Material Culture of the Ottoman 'House of Bailo' in Chalcis, Greece (16th-19th century)

Spring - Summer Term 2018

Armstrong, Pamela - University of Oxford

Publication of the Byzantine ceramics from the Çamaltı Burnu I shipwreck excavation

Brami, Maxime Nicolas - Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Revisiting the 'Pompeii premise' in archaeology using Anatolian Neolithic data

Jones, Lynn - Florida State University

The Cult of Constantine I in Middle Byzantine Art

Kahyaoğlu, Mehmet - Yaşar University

The Ports Along the Shores of Asia Minor between 12th–14th Centuries in the Light of Portolan Charts and Notarial Acts

Özbaşaran, Mihriban - İstanbul University

Aşıklı Höyük Monograph: Aşıklı Höyük - Essays in Honour of Ufuk Esin

Peirce, Leslie - New York University History Department

Captivity among the Ottomans

Shukurov, Rustam – Moscow State University

Ethnic and Religious Diversity in Muslim Anatolia, ca. 1100–1400

Syros, Vasileios - Academy of Finland

Ottoman Political Thought in Conversation with Europe

Türker, Deniz - University of Cambridge

Ottoman Victoriana: Nineteenth-Century Sultans and the Making of a Palace, 1795–1909