The Turkish Cultural Foundation has awarded 13 scholars with its Fellowship in Turkish Culture and Art for 2009.
The TCF Fellowship Program was launched in 2007 and offers fellowships for Ph.D. candidates working on a dissertation related to Turkish culture and art and for scholars to pursue post-doctoral studies in the same area. Since its launch, 23 scholars have been awarded the TCF Fellowship.
The TCF Fellowship is designed to support scholarship and publications on Turkish culture and art with the goal to increase knowledge on Turkey’s cultural heritage in Turkey and around the world.
Ebubekir Ceylan Ph.D. in History, Bogazici University (2006)
"Ottoman Orientalism” Reconsidered: Ottoman Administrative and Material Culture in 19th century Iraq"
Maureen Barbara Jackson Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Washington (2008)
"A View from the Provinces: Multiethnic Music-Making in Late Ottoman Izmir"
Orcun Kepez Ph.D. in Design North Carolina State University (2007)
"Art of Healing from the Heart of Anatolia: Spatial Analysis of Darussifas in Anatolian Seljuk and Ottoman Eras"
Mary Lou O'Neil Ph.D. in American Studies, University of Kansas (2000)
"A History of Turkish Women's Periodicals: 1928-Present"
Steven Charles Wolf
Ph.D. in History and Theory of Architecture, Harvard University (2005)
"The Ottomans and Sixteenth-Century Urbanism: Towards a Model of the Early Modern City"
DISSERTATION RESEARCH FELLOWS
Isil Acehan Ph.D. Candidate in History, Bilkent University
"Representing the Empire: Ottoman Participation in the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and the Ottoman Government’s Response to Migration to the United States"
Kursad Urungu Akpinar
Ph.D. Candidate in History, Bilkent University
"Fetva as a Source in Ottoman Studies"
Angela Lyn Andersen Ph.D. Candidate in History of Art, Ohio State University
"Cem Evleri: An Examination of the Historical Roots and Contemporary Meanings of Alevi Architecture and Iconography"
Grigor Atanasov Boykov Ph.D. Candidate in Ottoman History, Bilkent University
Lost Ottoman Monuments: A Study of Urban Development and Architecture in Central Upper Thrace (15th – 17th c.)"
Ph.D. Candidate in History, Ohio State University
"The Appropriation of Early Islamic History in The Ottoman Historical Writing, 1500-1700"
Semi Ertan Ph.D. Candidate in Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan
"Urban Cosmopolitan Coexistence in 17th Century Istanbul/Constantinople through the Intellectual Life of Eremya Chelebi Komurcuyan (1637-1694)"
Mariya Mihaylova Kiprovska
Ph.D. Candidate in Ottoman History, Bilkent University
"Contextualizing the Border Nobility in early Ottoman Empire: A Study of the Mihaloglu Family’s Architectural Legacy"
Amanda Hope Phillips Ph.D. Candidate in Department of Islamic Art & Architecture, University of Oxford, Oriental Studies
Luxury and Quasi Luxury Textiles in the 17th Century Ottoman Empire"