2008-2009 Fellows

In its first year, the Foundation’s Fellowship program saw an inspiring number of applications from scholars in Turkey and abroad. Ten fellowships were awarded under the program and the following scholars were selected to receive the Turkish Cultural Foundation Fellowship in 2008:


Suna Cagaptay Suna Cagaptay
Ph.D. in Architecture and Medieval Studies, Uni.of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne (2007)

"Bursa, a City within a City: (Re)Constructing the First Ottoman Capital (ca.1300-1402)"
Nevra Erturk Nevra Erturk
Ph. D. in Architectural History and Theory, Yildiz Technical University  (2008)

"Reducing Earthquake Risk to Museum Collections in Turkey"
Zeynep Yurekli Gorkay Zeynep Yurekli-Gorkay
Ph.D. in History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University (2005)

"Bektashi Shrines in the Ottoman Empire: A Study of Hagiography and Architectural Patronage"
Alpaslan Ucar Alpaslan Ucar
Ph.D. in Art Education, Marmara University (2007)

"The History of Turkish shoe design from Ottoman period to modern Turkey"
Aysin Yoltar Yildirim Aysin Yoltar-Yildirim
Ph.D. in Art History and Archeology, New York University (2002)

"Creation of an Islamic Art Collection at the Ottoman Imperial Museum in Istanbul"
Riza Yildirim Riza Yildirim
Ph.D. in History, Bilkent University (2008)

"Scriptualization of Oral Knowledge: The Sacred Texts of Qizilbash/Alevi Community in Turkey (The Buyruq)"


Vuslat Demirkoparan Vuslat Demirkoparan
Ph.D. Candidate in Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine

"Becoming a Subject: Representation of Turkish Identity in Contemporary Visual Culture"
No photo Ozgen Felek
Ph.D. Candidate in Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan

"Ottoman Dream Culture and the Dream Book of Sultan Murat III"
NO photo Fatma Tunc Yasar
Ph.D. Candidate in History, Bogazici University

"Changing Lifestyle in Late Ottoman Society: Adab-I Muaseret"
Ahmet Yasar Ahmet Yasar
Ph.D. Candidate in History, Bogazici University

"The Marketplace (Carsi) in Early Modern Istanbul: The Case of the Khan"

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