Güngörürler, Selim

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Research Title: Peacetime Diplomacy and Interstate System: the Ottomans and the Safavids from 1639 to 1722

Dr. Güngörürler received his PhD from Georgetown University in 2016 with his research on the diplomacy and political relations between the Ottoman Empire and Safavid Iran from 1639 to 1722. His earlier work focuses on the Ottomans’ mid-eighteenth-century diplomacy with the Habsburgs as well as with Russia and Venice. Before ANAMED, he worked at Boğaziçi University as a post-doc fellow on the project OTTOCONFESSION, which aims to explore the fashioning of Sunni orthodoxy and confession-building in the early modern Ottoman Empire. Currently, he is enlarging upon his previous work with the aim of reconstructing the fundamentals of the pre-modern diplomacy of the orient with regard to hierarchy, titulature, international system, delegatory representation, and protocol. He is also interested in classical Persian and Turkish literatures.