2011-2012 Fellows

The Turkish Cultural Foundation has awarded 14 scholars with its Fellowship in Turkish Culture and Art for 2012.

The TCF Fellowship Program was launched in 2007 and offers fellowships to Ph.D. candidates working on a dissertation related to Turkish culture and art, and to scholars who pursue post doctoral studies in the same area. Since its launch, 52 scholars have been awarded this 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.


Felipe Rojas Felipe Rojas
Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology, University of California, Berkeley, USA (2010)
Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow at the Joukowsky Institute, Brown University
"Empires of Memory: Anatolian Material Culture and its Ancient Beholders"
Maximilian Hartmuth Maximilian Hartmuth
Ph.D. in History and Art History, Sabanci University, Turkey (2011)
Current Position: Teaching Assistant in History and Art History at Sabanci University
"In Search of the Provincial Artist: Networks, Services, and Ideas in the Ottoman Balkans and the Question of Structural Change"
Nino Kavtari Nino Kavtaria
Ph.D. in Art History and Theory, G. Chubinashvili Institute of Georgian Art History, Georgia (2004)
Current Position: Head of Department of Art History at National Center of Manuscripts, Georgia
"The Georgian Legacy of Antioch: Architecture and the Illuminated Manuscripts"
Zeynep Nevin Yelce Zeynep Nevin Yelce
Ph.D. in History, Sabanci University, Turkey (2009)
Current Position: Research Assistant at Sabanci University
"Ottoman Envoys in Venice in the Diary of Marino Sanuto (1496-1533)"


M. Hadi Hosainy M. Hadi Hosainy
Ph.D. Candidate, History, University of Texas, USA
"Ottoman Law and Gender: The Bargaining of Women's Property Rights in Early-Modern Istanbul"
Hazal Gumus Hazal Gumus
Ph.D. Candidate, Design for Sustainability, Lancaster University, UK
"Sustainable Design for Grassroots Production in Eastern Turkey through the Revival of Traditional Handicrafts"
Helen Clare Human Helen Clare Human
Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, Stanford University, USA
"World Heritage in Turkey: Cultural Politics, National Identity, and Development"
Meredith Moss Quinn Meredith Moss Quinn
Ph.D. Candidate, Ottoman Cultural History, Harvard University, USA
"Books and Their Readers in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul"
Merih Danali Merih Danali
Ph.D. Candidate, History of Art, Harvard University, USA
"New Modes of Representation and Cultural Translation: Artistic Responses to the Byzantine and Ottoman Encounter (ca. 1300-1453)"
Michael John Ferguson Michael John Ferguson
Ph.D. Candidate, History, McGill University, Canada
"The African Presence in Izmir in the Late Ottoman period and Beyond"
Nikolas Lazaros Vryzidis Nikolas Lazaros Vryzidis
Ph.D. Candidate, History of Art, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, UK
"A study on Ottoman Christian aesthetic: Greek-Orthodox vestments and ecclesiastical fabrics, 16th-18th centuries, with particular reference to the region of Anatolia"
Nuray Ocakli Nuray Ocakli
Ph.D. Candidate, Social and Economic Study, Bilkent University, Turkey
"Danubian Border (1550-1595): Revolution and Transformation, Tradition and Continuation on the Eve of a New Era"
Qurania Besi Qurania Besi
Ph.D. Candidate, History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham, UK
"The Ottoman City in the Southern Balkans: 14th to 16th Centuries"
Zeynep Seviner Zeynep Seviner
Ph.D. Candidate, Comparative Literature, Near and Middle East Studies, University of Washington, USA
"Education, Social Class, Taste and the Literary Field in Turn-of-the-Century Istanbul"

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