2021-2022

ARIT – NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES ADVANCED RESEARCH FELLOWS (2021-2022):

Dr. Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano, Ottoman History, University of Pennsylvania, ‘All the Shaykh’s Poets:’  Politics, Doctrine, and Poetry in the Ottoman Early Modern World (1452-1512)

Dr. Elif Babül, Sociology and Anthropology, Mount Holyoke, Oppressive Generosity, Compulsory Guesthood, and the Politics of Hospitality in Turkey

ARIT-NEH Fellowships are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


ARIT – DEPARTMENT OF STATE, EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS FELLOWS 
(2021-2022):

Ms. Arianne Ekinci, Asian History, Global History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, East Turkestani Migrants and the Limits of Ethnic Citizenship in Turkey, 1952-Present

Ms. Myrsini A. Manney-Kalogera, Ottoman History, University of Arizona, Ottoman Patronage Networks and Greek Schools from the Eighteenth to the Nineteenth Century

Mr. Steven Randal Moon, Ethnomusicology, University of Pittsburgh, Sounding Birth, Disciplining Music

Dr. Akiva Sanders, Near Eastern Art and Archaeology, University of Chicago, Third Millennium Tepecik:  Transformations at a Conservative Village in a Dynamic Borderland

Ms. Deborah Marie Sokolowski, Classical Studies, Ancient History, Columbia University, Redefining ‘Rural’:  Culture and Identity in Roman Bithynia in the 1st-4th Centuries CE

The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs provides the funding to support fellowships at overseas research centers. The Council of American Overseas Research Centers administers the program.


ARIT FELLOWS  (2021-2022)

EVAN and LEMAN FOTOS FELLOW (2021):

Mr. Onur Arslan, Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Davis, Terrorism Expertise and ‘Suspicious’ Signals:  Remaking the War on Terror in Turkey

JOHN FREELY FELLOW (2021): 

Ms. Sultan Toprak Oker, History, Ottoman, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Exploring Ottoman Istanbul:  Archival Research and Computer Technologies

FRIENDS OF ARIT FELLOW (2021):

Ms. Hazal Özdemir, History, Northwestern University, ‘They Vowed to Never Return:’  Photographic Documentation and Armenian Mobility at the End of Empire

ARIT Fellowships are funded by the Evan and Leman Fotos Foundation and the Friends of ARIT in honor of John Freely.


TONI M. CROSS – WILLIAM D. E. COULSON AEGEAN EXCHANGE FELLOWS
(2021)

    Turkey:

Dr. Berkay Dinçer, Paleoanthropology, Istanbul University, When the Aegean Sea Was a Bridge:  The Paleolithic of Greece and Western Anatolia

Prof. Kayhan Orbay, History, Middle East Technical University, Managing the Waqf Properties and Revenues in Crete

   Greece:

Ms. Vasiliki Anevlavi, Researcher, Archaeology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, From Prokonnesos to Thracia:  Diffusion of Prokonnesian Marble in the Roman World with Special Interest in Thrace

ARIT and ASCSA Aegean Exchange fellowships are funded by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and cosponsored by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

 

ARIT SUMMER FELLOWS IN INTENSIVE TURKISH LANGUAGE (Summer 2021)

U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Advanced Language Fellows for 2021, online at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul:

2020 Fellows

Esraa Ahmed University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Trevor Brabyn Columbia University
Robert Elliott  Duke University
 Eleanor Ellis    Harvard University
Ruanne Elmalawani Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Abigail Everding   Northwestern University
Julia Jakus    Boğaziçi University
Helen Kemprecos New York University
Myrsini Manney-Kalogera  University of Arizona
Thomas McDonald    Stanford University
Andrew O’Donohue Harvard University
Omar Sadik   Portland State University
Ashley Thornton University of Texas, Austin
 William Walk Brown University

2021 Fellows

Sophia Ahmad University of Texas, Austin
Michael Barron University of Pennsylvania
Christina DiFabio University of Michigan
Arianne Ekinci University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Kate Fin Georgetown University
August Ikram University of St. Gallen
Luke Jeske University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Hannah Kim University of Chicago
Thomas Kwon Boston University
Elmira Louie University of California, Davis
Anna Markouizos New York University
Irene Morse University of Michigan
Madeleine Nephew Columbia University
Mustafa Salama Georgia State University
Lucas Waldron University of Pittsburgh
Alika Zangieva Princeton University

The U.S. Department of Education, Georgetown University, the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages and ARIT provide support for participants in the Bogazici University Summer Program in Intensive Advanced Turkish Language.

 

GEORGE AND ILSE HANFMANN FELLOWS (2021)

GEORGE M. A. HANFMANN FELLOWS:

Mr. Deniz Berk Tokbudak, Classical Archaeology, Ankara University, Karamanoğu Mehmetbey University, Flavian Building Programme in Asia Minor

Ms. Merve Yeşil, Classical Archaeology, Isparta Süleyman Demirel University, The Roman Pottery Found in Hellenistic Stoa of Alexandria Troas Ancient City


ILSE B. HANFMANN FELLOW:

Dr Taner Güler, Gemi Konservasyon ve Rekonstrüksiyon Laboratuvarı, Istanbul University, Comparison of Yenikapı Shipwrecks with their Contemporaries Found in Europe Based on YK20 and YK21 Examples in Terms of Ship Construction Techniques


MACHTELD J. MELLINK FELLOWS:

Mr. Tunç Kaner, Archaeology, Koç University, Ceramic Energetics:  A Holistic Material Approach to the Production of Late Bronze Age Ceramics from Western Anatolia

Ms. Öznür Özmen-Batıhan, Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology, Ege University, The Seal and Sealing at Başur Höyük

The Hanfmann and Mellink Fellowships are supported by the Merops Foundation in honor of George M. A. and Ilse B. Hanfmann and Machteld J. Mellink.

 

2020-2021

ARIT – NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES ADVANCED RESEARCH FELLOWS (2020-2021):

Dr. Leyla Kayhan Elbirlik, Western Languages and Literatures, Boğaziçi University, Negotiating Matrimony: Marriage, Divorce, Children and Property in Istanbul, 1750-1920 

Dr. Sonia Seeman, Ethnomusicology and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas, Austin, Bread Money – Musical Movement: Turkish Roman (“Gypsy”) Life Stories

ARIT-NEH Fellowships are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


ARIT – DEPARTMENT OF STATE, EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS FELLOWS 
(2020-2021):

Ms. Rebecca Ella Biermann Gürbüz, Archaeology, University at Buffalo, Out of Africa and into Eurasia: A Functional Investigation of Acheulean Handaxes in Southeastern Anatolia 

Ms. Ellis Garey, Ottoman and Middle East History, New York University, Becoming Workers: Labor Activism and Mass Politics in Greater Syria, 1880-1936 

Mr. Marshall Watson, Ottoman and African History, Yale University, Writing the Ottomans back into Africa: 19th Century Colonialism and a Sub-Saharan Resource Frontier 

Mr. Zavier Wingham, History and Middle East Studies, New York University, Becoming Zenci:” Formulating Race in the Ottoman Empire, 1840-1914  

The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs provides the funding to support fellowships at overseas research centers. The Council of American Overseas Research Centers administers the program.


ISTANBUL FRIENDS OF ARIT FELLOW (2020)
:

Ms. Ayşe Ercan, Christian and Byzantine Archaeology, Columbia University, Fashioning a Medieval Capital: The Topography and Archaeology of the Mangana Quarter in Constantinople (843-1453 C. E.)

Funded by the Friends of ARIT, Istanbul.

JOHN FREELY FELLOW (2020):

Mr. Samet Budak, Middle East Studies, University of Michigan, A Mediterranean Ecumene:  Intellectual Networks and Trends in Late-Medieval Eastern Mediterranean

Funded by the Friends of ARIT in honor of John Freely.


TONI M. CROSS – WILLIAM D. E. COULSON AEGEAN EXCHANGE FELLOWS
(2020)

From Turkey:

Dr. Çiğdem Maner, Archaeology and History of Art, Koç University, Water Source Management of the Mycenaeans and the Hittites: Profane of Cult? 

Ms. Elif Kevser Özer, History, Boğaziçi University, Apelasis, An Attempt to Map Memory and Belonging

From Greece:

Dr. Asterios-Evangelos Kechagias, Near Eastern Studies, Hebrew University, Greek Reception of Ancient Near Eastern Astral-Science and Medicine

ARIT and ASCSA Aegean Exchange fellowships are funded by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and cosponsored by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

 

GEORGE AND ILSE HANFMANN FELLOWS (2020):

George M. A. Hanfmann Fellow:

Ms. Özge Acar, Ancient Greek Language and Literature, Istanbul University, Greek Theatrical Performances in Asia Minor in the Principatus Era:  Roman Perspective and Imperial Policies

Mr. Gencay Öztürk, Classical Archaeology, Ege University, Lydian Archaeo-Gemology in Light of Sardis Finds

Mr. Burak Sönmez, Archaeology, Süleyman Demirel University, Ceramic Production and Trade Relations in the Ancient City of Seleucia Sidera during the Roman Imperial Period

Ilse B. Hanfmann Fellows:

Dr. Orçun Erdoğan, Art History, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Settlement Pattern and Architecture of the Late Antique Villages in the Southern Anatolia

MACHTELD J. MELLINK FELLOWS (2020):

Dr. Yadigar Doğan, Ancient Languages and Cultures, Akdeniz University, Contributions to Epigraphic Studies of the Milyas:  The Inscriptions from Elmalı Museum

The Hanfmann and Mellink Fellowships are supported by the Merops Foundation in honor of George M. A. and Ilse B. Hanfmann and Machteld J. Mellink.

 

2019-2020

ARIT – NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES ADVANCED RESEARCH FELLOWS (2019-2020):

Dr. Berin Gölönü, Art History/Visual Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo, People’s Parks (Millet Bahçeleri):  Structuring Public Leisure Space in the Late Ottoman Empire

Dr. Melis Hafez, History of the Middle East, Virginia Commonwealth University, Moral Entrepeneurs:  Cultural Politics and Moral Citizenship in Late Ottoman Society

Dr. Canay Özden-Schilling, Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University, Midstream Capitalism:  an Ethnography of the Port of Mersin

ARIT-NEH Fellowships are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


ARIT – DEPARTMENT OF STATE, EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS FELLOWS (2019-2020):

Dr. Joseph Alpar, Ethnomusicology, City University of New York, Singing Pirkei Avot in Istanbul:  Performance and Transmission of a Para-liturgical Synagogue Repertoire

Dr. Cheryl Anderson, Archaeology, Boise State University, Ethnicity, Health, and Ritual Violence:  A Bio-archaeological Examination of the Hellenistic Period at Kaman-Kalehöyük

Ms. Nur Yasemin Bavbek, Sociology, Brown University, Imperial/National Imaginations in Uncertain Times:  American Empire in the Ottoman World

Mr. Nicholas Glastonbury, Cultural Anthropology, City University of New York, Sound and Fury: Soviet Broadcasting, Cassette Tapes, and the Cold War in Turkey

Mr. Erol Köymen, Ethnomusicology, University of Chicago, The Forgotten Modern:  Sound, Space, and Kemalist Subjectivity in the Turkish Republic

Ms. Ellen M. Nye, History of the Middle East, Yale University, Frictions of Finance: Inter-imperial Credit Relations in Eighteenth-Century Izmir and Basra

Mr. Taylor C. Zajicek, History, Princeton University, Missiles and Anchovies:  An Environmental History of the Cold War in the Black Sea Region, 1945-1995

The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs  provides the funding to support fellowships at overseas research centers.   The Council of American Overseas Research Centers administers the program.


ISTANBUL FRIENDS OF ARIT FELLOW (2019)
:

Mr. Ufuk Erol, Middle Eastern History, Indiana University, Neither Sunni nor Shi’i:  The Formation of Qızılbash/Alevism in Anatolia, 1450s-1550s

Funded by the Friends of ARIT, Istanbul.


FRIENDS OF ARIT FELLOW (2019)
:

Ms. İlkim Karakuş, Social Anthropology, Harvard University, Moral Economies of ‘Revolutionary’ Politics:  Care, Ethics, and Resistance in an Urban Margin in Turkey

Funded by the Friends of ARIT.


JOHN FREELY FELLOW (2019)
:

Mr. Cevat Dargın, History of the Modern Middle East, Princeton University, Question within Questions:  Seyit Rıza and Dersim as Part of Kurdish, Armenian and Alevi Questions in the Making of Modern Turkey from Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 to the Suppression of Dersim in 1937-1938

Funded by the Friends of ARIT in honor of Professor John Freely.


TONI M. CROSS – WILLIAM D. E. COULSON AEGEAN EXCHANGE FELLOWS (2019)

From Turkey:

Ms. Feyza Kalav İdrisoğlu, Political Science and Public Administration, Middle East Technical University, Religious Bureaucracies in the Context of Changing Religion-State Nexus:  The Case of Turkey and Greece

Dr. Nihal Tüner Önen, Mediterranean Civilizations Research Institute, Akdeniz University, Phaselitai in the Aegean World

From Greece:

Dr. Dimitra Andrianou, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Thracians outside Thrace: Funerary Reliefs from the Strymon Valley and Kyzikos

Ms. Alexandra Courcoula, History of Art and Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Benaki Collection c. 1920- 1940: Negotiating History, Heritage, and Identity in Interwar Greece

Dr. Theodore Ganetsos, Material Analysis and Research, University of West Attica, Applications of in-situ non-destructive techniques regarding documentation, identification of pigments and precious stones, authentication and the promotion of our cultural heritage

Dr. Panagiotis Kontolaimos, Architecture, From Late Medieval Castles to Early Modern Towns: Ottoman Urbanism in Thrace. The Cases of Gelibolu and Uzunköprü

Dr. Georgios Theotokis, History, University of Athens, Diffusion of Military Knowledge in the Seventeenth Century Ottoman Empire – the Case of Esirî Hasan Ağa’s ‘Advice to the Commanders and Soldiers’

ARIT and ASCSA Aegean Exchange fellowships are funded by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and cosponsored by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.


ARIT SUMMER FELLOWS IN INTENSIVE TURKISH LANGUAGE 
(Summer 2019)

U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Advanced Language Fellows, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul:

Sabeen Ahmed Vanderbilt University
John Al-Haddad University of Chicago
Reilly Barry Georgetown University
Grace Bertsch Indiana University, Bloomington
Erik Blackthorne-O’Barr Columbia University
Efil Çelik American University
Rebecca Clendenen University of Illinois, Chicago
Spencer Cook Georgetown University
Evan Gage University of Notre Dame
Aram Ghoogasian University of Chicago
Elizabeth Howell Northwestern University
Joseph King University of California, Berkeley
Michelle Lynch Middle East Technical University
John Perugini University of Arizona
Simone Salmon University of California, Los Angeles
Lediona Shahollari University of Michigan
John Stewart Indiana University, Bloomington
Mina Turunc Vassar College
Madeline Undis Smith College

The U.S. Department of Education, Georgetown University, the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages and ARIT provide support for participants in the Bogazici University Summer Program in Intensive Advanced Turkish Language.


ARIT TURKISH FELLOWS
 (2019):

Ms. Pınar Akdeniz, Political Science, Bilkent University, Differentiation of Faiths: Strategies of Intra-Group and Inter-Group Boundary Maintenance among Alevis in Turkey

Mr. Varlık İndere, Prehistory, Istanbul University, Settlement Abandonment:  the Case of Aşıklı Höyük

Ms. Ilgın Külekçi, History of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, Larisa (Buruncuk):  the Characteristics of the Ancient Settlement

Ms. Hatice Ozer, Sociology, Mimar Sinan University, The Decentralization of Medicines:  the Class  and Location Based Practice of Doctors’ Prescription Writing

Ms. Çilem Sönmez-Sözer, Anthropology, Ankara University, A Comparative Dental Micro Wear in Different Ancient Societies

ARIT Turkish fellowships are funded by the Friends of ARIT, Istanbul and Ankara, and the American Research Institute in Turkey.


GEORGE AND ILSE HANFMANN FELLOWS
 (2019):

George M. A. Hanfmann Fellow:

Ms. Bihter Esener, Art History, Koç University, A Reflection of One’s Own:  Seljuk-Period Mirrors in Medieval Anatolia (1081-1308)

Ms. Sevilay Zeynep Yıldız, Archaeology, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Southwestern Anatolia in the 2nd Millennium BC:  East-West Relations

Ilse B. Hanfmann Fellows:

Ms. Elif Sezer Aydınlı, History, İstanbul Şehir University, Transformation of Ottoman Literacy:  Reader Notes on the Manuscripts of Popular Stories in 18th and Early 19th Centuries

Mr. Ali Metin Büyükkarakaya, Anthropology, Hacettepe University, Bioarchaeological Investigations on the Human Skeletal Remains at Karataş-Semayük

MACHTELD J. MELLINK FELLOWS (2019):

Mr. İnan Aydoğan, Prehistory, Ege University, Investigations from Socioeconomic and Cultural Perspectives of Late Uruk Finds from Başur Höyük

Mr. Tolga Pelvanoğlu, Ancient Cultures Program, Istanbul University, Princes in the Hittite State Organization

The Hanfmann and Mellink Fellowships are supported by the Merops Foundation in honor of George M. A. and Ilse B. Hanfmann and Machteld J. Mellink.

 

2018-2019

ARIT – NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES ADVANCED RESEARCH FELLOWS (2018-2019)

Dr. Rebecca A. Clothey, Education, Drexel University, Uyghur Language and Cultural Transmission in Turkey

Dr. Ann E. Killebrew, Archaeology, Pennsylvania State University, The Bay of Iskenderun Landscape Archaeology and Survey Project:  Final Publication

Dr. Mali Skotheim, Classics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Post-Classical Performance:  Greek Drama in the Hellenistic and Roman Era

ARIT-NEH Fellowships are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


ARIT – DEPARTMENT OF STATE, EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS FELLOWS (2018-2019)

Ms. Chloe L. Bordewich, Modern Middle Eastern History, Harvard University, Empires of Suspicion: Ottoman Arab Informants and the First World War

Mr. W. Sasson Chahanovich, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, The Ottoman Apocalyptic Mentality and the Dark Side of Sufism (15th-17th Centuries):  Pseudo-Ibnal-‘Arabi’s The Tree of Nu’man (al-Shajarah al-nu’maniyyah), The Cry of the Owl (Sayhat al bum), and their Commentaries

Mr. Micah Hughes, Religious Studies and Islamic Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Time and Tradition:  Reconfiguring Religion in the Republic of Turkey, 1923-1979

Ms. Sarah K. Yeomans, Art History, University of Southern California, Roman Civic Medicine in Allianoi and Rhodiapolis:  The Archaeology of Practices and Practitioners in the Imperial Age

The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs  provides the funding to support fellowships at overseas research centers.   The Council of American Overseas Research Centers administers the program.


ISTANBUL FRIENDS OF ARIT FELLOW (2018)
:

Mr. Asıl Yaman, Archaeology, Muğla Sitki Koçman University, Late Roman Pottery of Arycanda

Mr. Akif Yerlioğlu, History, Middle East Studies, Harvard University, Paracelsus Goes East:  Ottoman Medicine in the Early Modern Period

Funded by the Friends of ARIT, Istanbul.


JOHN FREELY FELLOW (2018)
:

Ms. Choon Hwee Koh, History, Yale University, Outsourcing Empire:  Contracting out the Ottoman Postal System, 1690-1840 

Funded by the Friends of ARIT in honor of Professor John Freely.


TONI M. CROSS – WILLIAM D. E. COULSON AEGEAN EXCHANGE FELLOWS (2018)

From Turkey:

Ms. Merve Sarılar Özdemir, Ancient History, Istanbul University, Thyateira – A Border Town in Northern Lydia:  History and Coins

Dr. Elif Bayraktar Tellan, History Department, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Church, State, and Local Powers in the Eighteen-Century Ottoman Empire

Dr. Elif Ünlü, History Department, Boğaziçi University, Consuming in Style:  Social Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages in the Aegean and their Integration into the Ideological Discourse during the Third Millennium B.C.E.

ARIT and ASCSA Aegean Exchange fellowships are funded by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and cosponsored with the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.


ARIT SUMMER FELLOWS IN INTENSIVE TURKISH LANGUAGE 
(Summer 2018)

U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Advanced Language Fellows, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul:

Dominic Balestrieri-Fox Northwestern University
Xhesika Bardhi University of Chicago
Jordan Cannon Columbia University
Danielle E. Doubt Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Sarah Gerges University of Michigan
Matthew Hernandez Indiana University
Katie McClelland McGill University
Nicholas Norberg Harvard University
Emily Peterson Brigham Young University
Jake Sullivan University of Texas, Austin
Miranda Wickham George Washington University
Zavier Wingham New York University

The U.S. Department of Education, Georgetown University, the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages and ARIT provide support for participants in the Bogazici University Summer Program in Intensive Advanced Turkish Language.


GEORGE AND ILSE HANFMANN FELLOWS
 (2018)

George M. A. Hanfmann Fellow:

Ms. Sera Yelözer Kılıç, Istanbul University, Prehistoric Archaeology, Detecting Individual and Collective Identities: Gender, Age, Craftmanship, and the Intersectionality of Identities at Aşıklı Höyük

Mr. Hüseyin Uzunoğlu, Ancient Languages and Cultures, Akdeniz University, Akmonia in Antiquity:  Ancient Testimony, History and Its New Inscriptions

Ilse B. Hanfmann Fellows:

Mr. İbrahim Ethem Koçak, Archaeology Department, Ankara University, The Evaluation, Dating and Cataloging of the Garlands Decorating Architectural Blocks on Façade Architecture of the Hellenistic and Roman Periods in Anatolia

Ms. Güzel Öztürk, Archaeology Department, Ankara University, The Analysis and Artistic-Functional Properties of Kültepe Sealing Practices, 2500-2000 BC

MACHTELD J. MELLINK FELLOWS (2018):

Ms. Müge Bulu Akar, Archaeology and History of Art, Koç University, Technological, Functional, and Stylistic Analysis of Syro-Cilician Ware from the Amuq Valley 

Ms. Aysel Arslan, Archaeology and History of Art,  Koç University, Shaping Clay, Transmission of Knowledge: Division of Labor in the 7th and 6th Millennia in Western Anatolia

The Hanfmann and Mellink Fellowships are supported by the Merops Foundation in honor of George M. A. and Ilse B. Hanfmann and Machteld J. Mellink.


ARIT TURKISH FELLOWS
 (2018):

Ms. Elif Sezer Aydınlı, History, Istanbul Şehir University, The Culture of Reading and Writing in 17th Century Istanbul

Mr. Ümit Gündoğan, Archaeology, Ankara University, Discoveries at Bakla Tepe of the First Half of the 3rd Century BC, Western Anatolian Coastal Architecture and Settlement Models

Ms. Zeynep Küçükceran, History, Boğaziçi University, The Change in Agricultural Knowledge from the Beginning of the 19th Century through the First Decades of the 20th Century in Bursa and Mihaliç

Ms. Bilge Bahar Türkaslan, Art History, Hacettepe University, The Inner Castle and City Defense System at Trabzon

ARIT Turkish fellowships are funded by the Friends of ARIT, Istanbul and the American Research Institute in Turkey.

 

2017-2018

ARIT – NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES ADVANCED RESEARCH FELLOWS (2017-2018):

Dr. Emine Evered, History, Michigan State University, The Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Modern Turkey, A History of Alcohol, Identity, Islam, and Public Health 

Dr. Amanda H. Phillips, Art History, Ottoman Art and Material Culture, University of Virginia, Between the Seas:  Ottoman Textiles in the Eighteenth Century

Dr. Patrick Scharfe, History, Ohio State University, An Islamic Public Sphere:  Muslim Scholars and Dissent in Late Ottoman Egypt, 1801-1841

ARIT-NEH Fellowships are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


ARIT – DEPARTMENT OF STATE, EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS FELLOWS (2017-2018):

Dr. H. Erdem Çıpa, History and Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, Popular Uprisings in Pre-Modern Ottoman Lands

Ms. Gwendolyn Collaço, Art History, Harvard University, From Single Figures to Geographies of Beauties:  Ottoman Costume Albums of Bazaar Artists and their Cultural Translations, 17th-18th C.

Dr. Aimee Genell, History, Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley, International Law and the Legal Legacy of the Ottoman Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1876-1930

Mr. Michael B. Sims, History, University of Washington, ‘Without a Purpose, Misfortune Will Befall Our Land:’  Discourses of Nation in Late Ottoman Kurdistan

The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs  provides the funding to support fellowships at overseas research centers.   The Council of American Overseas Research Centers administers the program.


ISTANBUL FRIENDS OF ARIT FELLOW (2017):

Mr. Mehmet F. Tatari, Anthropology, University of California, Davis, Farmer Organizing in Northeastern Turkey:  Making Cheese and Reimagining Borders 

Funded by the Friends of ARIT, Istanbul in honor of Professor John Freely.


TONI M. CROSS – WILLIAM D. E. COULSON AEGEAN EXCHANGE FELLOWS (2017)

From Turkey:

Dr. Elif Koparal, Archaeology, Hitit University at Çorum, Ritual Landscapes and Identities:  Assessing the New Evidence from Urla-Çeşme Peninsula Survey

Dr. Vasıf Şahoğlu, Archaeology, Ankara University, Minoan Impact on the Urla Peninsula during the First Half of the 2nd Millennium B.C.

ARIT and ASCSA Aegean Exchange fellowships are funded by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and cosponsored by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.


ARIT SUMMER FELLOWS IN INTENSIVE TURKISH LANGUAGE 
(Summer 2017)

U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Advanced Language Fellows, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul:

Can Artunkal University of Pennsylvania
Claire Baytas University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Chloe Bordewich Harvard University
Bianca Brown University of Pennsylvania
Thadeus Dowad University of California, Berkeley
Michelle Dromgold-Sermen University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Maithili Jais University of Florida
Matthew Liberti University of Michigan
Isabelle McRae Portland State University
Fatima Alev Mohie-Eldin New York University
Laura E. Neumann Sabanci University
Imogen Page University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Adelheid Rundholz Johnson C. Smith University
Dean Schafer City University of New York
Abigail Schoenfeld Columbia University
Aidan Underhill George Washington University

The U.S. Department of Education, Georgetown University, the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages and ARIT provide support for participants in the Bogazici University Summer Program in Intensive Advanced Turkish Language.


GEORGE AND ILSE HANFMANN FELLOWS
 (2017)

George M. A. Hanfmann Fellows:

Mr. Durmuş Ersun, Classical Archaeology, The Anatolian Development of Sculptures in Toga

Ms. Özgün Kasar, Archaeology, Muğla University, Metalwork from Dascyleum

Dr. Mustafa Nuri Tatbul, Settlement Archaeology, Middle East Technical University, Changing Dynamics in the Middle Byzantine Komana Pontica, Central Back Sea

Ilse B. Hanfmann Fellows:

Ms. Fatma Coşkuner, Archaeology, Koç University, Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817-1900).  Art and Material Culture in the Construction of National and Social Identity 

Ms. Gizem Dörter, Archaeology, Koç University, Unpublished and Unregistered Late-Medieval/Ottoman Period Fortress of the Upper Bosphorus:  The Upper Rumeli Kavak Fortress

MACHTELD J. MELLINK FELLOWS (2017):

Dr. Gonca Dardeniz, Archaeology, Koç University, Crossing Cultural and Technological Borders in the Near East:  Vitreous Materials, Protechnical Installations, and Integrated Technologies during the 2nd and Early 1st Millennium B.C.

Dr. Hüseyin Yaman, Archaeology, Çanakkale University, Tenedos in Aegean Cultural Interactions:  The Necropolis Finds

The Hanfmann and Mellink Fellowships are supported by the Merops Foundation in honor of George M. A. and Ilse B. Hanfmann and Machteld J. Mellink.


ARIT TURKISH FELLOWS
 (2017):

Ms. Özlem Çakar Kılıç, Çanakkale 18 March University, Archeology, Early Bronze Age Settlement Patterns in the Middle Porsuk Basin: Social, Economic and Cultural Processes

Ms. Turkan Banu Güler, Ankara University, Ancient History, The Use of Foreign Adjudicators in the Aegean Region in the Hellenistic Period

Ms. Ayşegül Damla Gürkan-Anar, Boğaziçi University, Art History/History, Istanbul and Isfahan in the Early 17th Centuries: the Masjed-Shah and the Sultan Ahmed Complexes  

Ms. Çiğdem Oğuz, Boğaziçi University, modern Turkish history, Social, Political and Intellectual Responses to the ‘Morality Crisis’ on the Ottoman Home Front during the First World War

ARIT Turkish fellowships are funded by the Friends of ARIT, Istanbul and the American Research Institute in Turkey.

 

2016-2017

ARIT – NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES ADVANCED RESEARCH FELLOWS (2016-2017):

Dr. Faiz Ahmed, Modern Middle East History, Brown University, America in the Ottoman Gaze:  The Sublime Porte, the United States, and Early Muslim Communities in North America, c. 1730-1923

Dr. Zeynep Korkman, Gender and Women’s Studies, The University of Arizona, Gendered Fortunes:   Feelings, Labors, and Publics of Divination in Post-secular Turkey

ARIT-NEH Fellowships are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


ARIT – DEPARTMENT OF STATE, EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS FELLOWS (2016-2017):

Mr. Matthew Ghazarian, Ottoman History, Columbia University, Famine in a Time of Uncertainty:  Food Aid and Sectarianism in Turkey, 1856-1893 

Mr. Joseph Lombardo, Comparative Politics, The New School for Social Research, In the ‘Kingdom of Dams’:   The Politics of Scale and the Keban Project, 1962-1975

Dr. John Marston, Archaeology, Boston University, Empire and Environment in Late Bronze and Iron Age Anatolia 

Mr. Jonathan McCollum, History, University of California at Los Angeles, Ottomanism at War:  Citizenship, Nationalism, and Minorities in the Ottoman Empire, 1911-1912

Mr. Jeffrey Wall, Ethnobotany, Cornell University, Folk Valuation of Chestnut Diversity in Turkey:  An Inquiry into the Maintenance of Diversity of an Historically Valuable Tree Species

The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs  provides the funding to support fellowships at overseas research centers.   The Council of American Overseas Research Centers administers the program.


ISTANBUL FRIENDS OF ARIT FELLOWS (2016)
:

Mr. Orçun Okan, History, Columbia University, Coping with Transitions:  The Connected Construction of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq (1918-1928)

Funded by the Friends of ARIT, Istanbul in honor of Professor John Freely.


TONI M. CROSS – WILLIAM D. E. COULSON AEGEAN EXCHANGE FELLOWS (2016)

From Turkey:

Dr. Fahri Dikkaya, History Department, Bilkent University, Ottoman Pottery between Local and Imperial Tastes

From Greece:

Dr. Stella Souvatzi, School of Humanities, Hellenic Open University, Neolithic Sites in Greece and Turkey and the Politics of Space and Identity

ARIT and ASCSA Aegean Exchange fellowships are funded by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and cosponsored by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.


ARIT SUMMER FELLOWS IN INTENSIVE TURKISH LANGUAGE 
(Summer 2016)

U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Advanced Language Fellows, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul:

Kaleb Adney University of California, Los Angeles
Ahmad Aminpour University of Texas, Austin
Clare Busch New York University
Samantha Hoffman University of Chicago
Allison Kanner University of Chicago
Brenna Knippen College of Charleston
Maria Lachenauer University of Chicago
Miles Lewis Columbia University
Fredrick Lorenz University of California, Los Angeles
Alyssa Mathias University of California, Los Angeles
James Paige Boston University
Elizabeth Pertner George Washington University
Noah Ringler American University
Elyse Semerdjian Whitman College
Britt Van Paepeghem University of Minnesota
George Vourderis Georgetown University
Emma Walker-Silverman Stanford University
Erin West Brown University

The U.S. Department of Education, Georgetown University, the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages and ARIT provide support for participants in the Bogazici University Summer Program in Intensive Advanced Turkish Language.


GEORGE AND ILSE HANFMANN FELLOWS
 (2016)

George M. A. Hanfmann Fellow:

Dr. Sultan Deniz Küçüker, Political Science, Ankara University, The Structure of the Ionian Koinon in the Archaic and Classical Periods

Ilse B. Hanfmann Fellow:

Ms. İpek Dağlı Dinçer, Classical Archaeology and History of Art, Koç University and Istanbul University, Cults and Religious Life in Pamphylia from the Archaic to the Late Antique Period

MACHTELD J. MELLINK FELLOWS (2016):

Mr. Orkun Hamza Kaycı, Prehistory, Istanbul University, Prehistoric Cilicia: New Research and Relations with Surrounding Regions

Ms. Yasemin Özarslan, Archaeology and History of Art, Koç University, Landscape Organization and Social Interaction in Iron Age Anatolia:  Three Case Studies from Phyrgia

The Hanfmann and Mellink Fellowships are supported by the Merops Foundation in honor of George M. A. and Ilse B. Hanfmann and Machteld J. Mellink.


ARIT TURKISH FELLOWS (2016)
:

Mr. Ozan Eren , Sociology, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Protest Music in Turkey:  the Case of the Kardeş Türküler (Turkish multi-ethnic music group The Songs of Fraternity)

Ms. Sinem Erdoğan İşkorkutan, History, Boğaziçi University, Festivity and Representation in the Early Eighteenth Century:  The Imperial Festival of 1720 and its Illustrated Surnames (Imperial Festival Books)

Mr. Hakan Mutlu, Anthropology, Ankara University, A Comparison of the Humerus and Femur Variations in East Roman and Byzantine Milas-Belentepe and Anatolian Societies

Mr. Umut Parlıtı, Archaeology, Erzurum Atatürk University, Burial Customs and Tomb Types of the East Anatolia Region in the 3rd Millennium B.C.

ARIT Turkish fellowships are funded by the Friends of ARIT, Istanbul and the American Research Institute in Turkey.

 

2015-2016

ARIT – NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES ADVANCED RESEARCH FELLOWS (2015 – 2016):

Dr. Melis Hafez, Department of History, Virginia Commonwealth University, The Lazy, the Idle, the Industrious:  The Culture of Productivity in Late Ottoman Society 1830-1922

ARIT-NEH Fellowships are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


ARIT – DEPARTMENT OF STATE, EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS FELLOWS (2015 – 2016):

Mr. Harun Buljina, Balkan and Ottoman History, Columbia University, The Ends of Empire:  Ethno-Religious Conflict and Cooperation in the Late and Post Ottoman Balkans 1878-1921

Ms. Pauline Lucy Lewis, Middle Eastern History, University of California, Los Angeles, The Social and Cultural Effects of Telegraphy in the Ottoman Empire-1855-1918

Ms. Kathryn Marklein, Biological Anthropology and Bioarchaeology, Ohio State University, Ave Imperium, mortui te salutamus:  Redefining Roman Imperialism through Biocultural and Bioarchaological Perspectives of Liminal Populations

Dr. Ranin Kazemi, Middle East, North Africa, Ottoman, Iran history, Kansas State University, Famine in the Middle East:  Environment, Market, State and Society 1700-1918

Mr. Henry R. Shapiro, Department of History, Princeton University, The Great Armenian Flight:  Ottoman Armenian History and Historiography of the Reign of Sultan Ahmed I (1603-1617)

Ms. Margaret Anne Shortle, History of Art and Architecture, Boston University, Illustrated Divans of Hafiz in the Topkapı Palace Library

Dr. Peter J. Stone, Ancient Mediterranean History and Archaeology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Between Tarsus and the Tetrapolis:  The Hellenistic Pottery from Kinet Höyük

The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs  provides the funding to support fellowships at overseas research centers.   The Council of American Overseas Research Centers administers the program.


ISTANBUL FRIENDS OF ARIT FELLOWS (2015)
:

Ms. Müge Durusu Tanrıöver, Archaeology, Brown University, Between Arzawa and Hattuša:  Locating the Second Millennium BCE Material Culture from the Yalburt Yaylası Archaeological Landscape Research Project

Ms. Ekin Kurtiç, Middle Eastern Studies and Social Anthropology, Harvard University, Remaking a River Basin:  Green Economy, Ecology and Politics in Turkey

Funded by the Friends of ARIT, Istanbul in honor of Professor John Freely.


TONI M. CROSS – WILLIAM D. E. COULSON AEGEAN EXCHANGE FELLOWS (2015)

From Turkey:

Ms. Melis Cankara, History and Theory of Architecture, Yıldız Technical University, An Unusual Blend and a Bitter Complication:  Muslims and Christians Exchanging Houses in Rethymno after the Treaty Lausanne

Dr. Nesibe Özgül Turgay, Music and Art of Performance, Yıldız Technical University, The Analysis of Form, Mode and Technique in the Repertory of Tabakhaniotika

Ms. Çilem Yavşan, Archaeology Department, Çanakkale Onsekizmart University, The Bone Tool Industry at the Late Sixth/Early Fifth Millennium BC Settlement at Smintheion in the Troad:  A Typological, Technological and Functional Approach

From Greece:

Ms. Eleni Mentesidou, Archaeology, Democritus University of Thrace, Religion and Rituals in the Greek Cities of the South Coast of the Black Sea during the Hellenistic Period

ARIT and ASCSA Aegean Exchange fellowships are funded by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and cosponsored by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.


ARIT SUMMER FELLOWS IN INTENSIVE TURKISH LANGUAGE 
(Summer 2015)

U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Advanced Language Fellows, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul:

Joanna Birkner Bryn Mawr College
Daniella Leah Farah Stanford University
Alexandra Frankel University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Daniel Grafton University of Washington
Dilara Hatipoğlu Washington University, St. Louis
Varak Ketsamanian University of Chicago
Erol Kōymen Vanderbilt University
Ethan LaFrance University of Pennsylvania
Noga Malkin Georgetown University
Kerith Miller University of Arizona
Andrew Nitz University of Pittsburgh
Eileen Sleesman University of Washington
Rachel Wigen-Toccalino University of Kansas
Ella Wind New York University
Daniel Woods Georgetown University
Peter Young University of Pennsylvania

The U.S. Department of Education, Georgetown University, the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages and ARIT provide support for participants in the Bogazici University Summer Program in Intensive Advanced Turkish Language.


GEORGE AND ILSE HANFMANN FELLOWS
 (2015)

George M. A. Hanfmann Fellows:

Dr. Erman Gören, Ancient Languages and Cultures, Ancient Greek, Istanbul University, The Divine Names in Corpus Dionysiacum as the Mirrors of Being:  The Dispositives for Seeing the Unseen

Ilse B. Hanfmann Fellow:

Ms. Sabiha Göloğlu, Archaeology and History of Art, Koç University, Nineteenth Century Representations of the Islam Pilgrimage Sites in Europe and Ottoman Empire

MACHTELD J. MELLINK FELLOWS (2015):

Ms .Melis Uzdurum, Prehistoric Archaeology, Istanbul University, The Production and Consumption of Mudbrick at Aşıklı:  Interconnections between Raw Materials, Technology and Social Life

Ms. Mine Lütfiye Durur, Anthropology, Hacettepe University, The Death Rituals of the Acemhöyük Population

The Hanfmann and Mellink Fellowships are supported by the Merops Foundation in honor of George M. A. and Ilse B. Hanfmann and Machteld J. Mellink.


ARIT TURKISH FELLOWS
 (2015):

Ms. Zeynep Altok, History Department, Boğaziçi University, Sixteenth-Century Biographies of Poets and Ottoman Elite Identity

Mr. Uygar Aydemir, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Sabancı University, Between Constitution and  Autocracy:  Public Discontent in the Ottoman Empire Preceding the First Parliamentary  Experiment of 1876-1878

Ms. Ebru Sönmez, History Department, Bilkent University,  Envisioning Hussein the Martyr and Karbala in the Cultural Memory of Early Modern Ottoman Muslim Society

Ms. Firuzan Melike Sümertaş, History Department, Boğaziçi University, The Role of the Greek Orthodox Community  in the Transformation of the Urban Structure of 19th Century Istanbul

ARIT Turkish fellowships are funded by the Friends of ARIT, Istanbul and the American Research Institute in Turkey.