2022-2023

ARIT – NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES ADVANCED RESEARCH FELLOWS (2022-2023):

Dr. Perin Gürel, Transnational American Studies, Notre Dame University, Turkey, Iran, and the Politics of Comparison

Dr. Kenan Sharpe, International Studies, Independent scholar, Rockers and Radicals in Anatolia:  Turkish Psychedelic Music and the Global 1960s

Dr. Sarah Yeomans, Art History, Classical Archaeology, University of Southern California, Roman Medicine in Rhodiapolis:  An Imperial-Era Medical School

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


ARIT – DEPARTMENT OF STATE, EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS FELLOWS 
(2022-2023):

Ms. Bayan Abubakr, Middle Eastern and African History, Yale University, The Forty Days’ Road and the World Around It:  Race, Slavery, and Society in Ottoman-Egyptian Sudan, 1821-1904

Dr. Donovan Adams, Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, University of Central Florida, Biological Diversity and Community Structure at Early Bronze Age Karataș-Semayük

Mr. Henry Clements, Middle Eastern History, Yale University, History and the Struggle for Distinction:  The Syriac Christians of the Ottoman Empire

Ms. Deren Ertaș, Middle Eastern Studies, History, Harvard University, Making the Keban-Ergani Mining Nexus:  A New Materialist Examination of Late Ottoman Statecraft (1708-1908)

Ms. Elena Gittleman, Byzantine Art History, Bryn Mawr College, Legacies of Ancient Theater in Middle Byzantine Visual Culture (ca. 843-1204)

Mr. Patrick Willett, Archaeology and Anthropology, Prehistoric, University at Buffalo – SUNY and University of Leuven, Revealing a Middle-Late Palaeolithic Landscape in Central Anatolia

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  (2022-2023)

EVAN and LEMAN FOTOS FELLOW:

Ms. Özge Karagöz, Art History, Northwestern University, Refiguring Art across Revolutions:  Turkish and Soviet Artists in Alliance, 1933-1938

JOHN FREELY FELLOW: 

Mr. Anıl Aşkın, History, Ottoman, Brown University, The Capital Which Brings Peace and Security in Two Worlds:”:  Ottoman Extractivisim in the Early Nineteenth Century (1800-1850)

FRIENDS OF ARIT FELLOW:

Ms. Neșe Kaya Özkan, Linguistic Anthropology, University of Arizona, Language Loss, Environmental Change, and Activism in Homshetsi Lands, Turkey

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

 

TONI M. CROSS – WILLIAM D. E. COULSON AEGEAN EXCHANGE FELLOWS (2022)

    Turkey:

Ms. Saffet Hülya Canbakal, Ottoman History, Sabanci University, The Economics of Gender Inequality in Ottoman Empire:  An Integrational and Intercommunal Comparison

    Greece:

Mr. Dimitrios Bartzis, Archaeology, National Technical University of Athens, The Early History of the Ionic Capital and the Mediterranean Origins of Greek Temple Architecture

Mr. Petros Kastrinakis, History and Archaeology, University of Crete, An Ottoman Port in the 19th Century:  The Case of Chania (Ottoman Hanya)

Ms. Dimitra Sikalidou, Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Consideration of Methodologies and Historical Interpretation in the Study of Paleologan Church Architecture

Mr. Dimitrios Stergiopoulos, Center for Hellenic Studies, University of California, San Diego, Making a Fortune in a Time of Crisis;  The Bankers of Athens and Istanbul in the 1870s

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 2022)

U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Advanced Language Fellows for 2022, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul:

Michael Aboutboul University of California, Los Angeles
Nazrawith Tibebu Alemayehu University of North Carolina
Michael Gregory Battalia Princeton University
Andrew Bonney Brigham Young University
Nicholas Brenner University of Pennsylvania
Huseyin Cakir University of Pennsylvania
Katherine Anne Costello University of Chicago
Diana K. Elhard Northwestern University
Elyakim Engelmann-Suissa University of Pennsylvania
Emily Rose Joseph Sabanci University
Hilah Kohen University of Pennsylvania
Sophia Claire Limacher Georgetown University
Julio Marcone University of Chicago
Adam Ahmad Medadi American University
Shireen M. Nabatian University of California, Santa Cruz
Brittany Delores White University of Virginia
Brittany L. Wood Murray State 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 (2022)

GEORGE M. A. HANFMANN FELLOWS:

Mr. Ozan Yıldırım, Istanbul Technical University, The Necropolis of Larisa (Aeolis): Topography, Architecture, and Social-Representational Patterns

Ms. Dicle Kaya Derinoğullu, Archaeology, Istanbul University, Roman Bridges in Eastern Thrace and Anatolia in Late Antiquity: A Collective Evaluation from a Typological and Architectural Perspective


ILSE B. HANFMANN FELLOW:

Ms. Arzu Güler, Landscape Architecture, Istanbul Teknik University, Tracing the Past with Historic Landscape Characterization:  Alaca Höyük

Ms. Serap Yinsel, Art History, Hacettepe University, The Monastery of Stylos at Bafa Lake (Latmos)


MACHTELD J. MELLINK FELLOWS:

Ms. Pınar Özükurt, Prehistory, Istanbul University, A Bioarchaeological Approach to Tepecik-Çiftlik Zooarchaeological Remains

Dr. Ümit Gündoğan, Archaeology, Batman University, Early Bronze Age Cult and Ritual in Western Anatolia and the Aegean in Light of the “Open-Air Sanctuary” at Bakla Tepe

Ms. Zeynep Beyza Ağırsoy, Prehistory, Ankara University, The Neolithic Chipped Stone Industry of Gre Filla (Diyarbakır, Turkey)

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 (2022):

Mr. Tolga Kaan Kıyak, Archaeology, Hacettepe University, The Significance of the 2nd Millennium BC Çine-Tepecik Ceramics in the Western Anatolian and Aegean Archaeology

Ms. Emine Öztaner, Art History and Archaeology, Koç University, Reconstructing Nurbanu Sultan’s Neighborhood and Recreating its Community:  The Biography of a 16th-Century Üsküdar Community

Ms. Sultan Sarı Ertaştan, Archaeology, Batman University, Understanding the Neolithization of Northwestern Anatolia in Light of Animal Remains from the Bilecik Bahçelievler Excavations

Mr. Fatich Toumpan, Archaeology, Ankara University, Alexander the Great on Roman City Coins: Iconography, Symbolism, and Cities

Ms. Ebru Tuna, Archaeology, Ege University, Socio-Cultural Development of Konya Basin in the 4th and 3rd Millennia BC in the Context of Ceramics Ecology

Ms. Uğurgül Tunç, Art History and Archaeology, Koç University, Places of Healing and Hospitals in the Late Ottoman and Early Republican Periods

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

 

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:

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

JOHN FREELY FELLOW: 

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

FRIENDS OF ARIT FELLOW:

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.


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.


ARIT TURKISH FELLOWS
 (2021):

Mr. Atalay Karatak, Cultural Heritage Protection, Hacı Bayram Veli University, Archaeometric Analysis and Conservation of Iron Objects from the Excavations in the Citadel of Ayanis

Ms. Amine Kaya, Art History, Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar University, Ayyubid Period Architecture and Urbanism in Anatolia

Mr. Yusuf Tuna, Archaeology, Hacettepe University, A Re-Evaluation of the Western and Central Anatolian Early Bronze Age Chronology in Light of New Absolute Dating Data at Küllüoba  

Mr. Mehmet Cihangir Uzun, Art History, Anadolu University, Late Antique and Early Byzantine Fountains in Anatolia

 Mr. Kaan Ürker, Paleoanthropology, Ankara University,  Paleoanthropological Analysis of Human Burials from the Archaic Period Belen Tepe (Milas)

Ms. Serap Yinsel, Art History, Hacettepe University,  The Stylos Monastery at Bafa Lake (Latmos)  

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

 

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):

Mr. Nader Atassi, Ottoman and Middle Eastern History, Columbia University, “Thinking Capital in Arabic:  Classical Political Economy and its Afterlives in the Late Ottoman Empire”

Dr. Kate Dannies, Late Ottoman/Modern Middle East History, Miami University, “A Patriarchy without Men: Crisis, Survival, and Gender in the Ottoman First World War”

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 

Dr. Nancy Micklewright, Art History, independent, Fashion and the Camera in the Late Ottoman Empire

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.


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 Fellows:

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 Fellow:

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 FELLOW (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.