Institute of Graduate Studies

Part-Time Faculty

Baycar, Kazım

PhD, 2015, University of Oxford

Kazım Baycar is a research assistant in the Department of Economics at Yildiz Technical University. After receiving both his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Boğaziçi University, Department of History, he attended the Ph.D. program at Atatürk Institute for Turkish Modern History; however he did not complete this research program. In 2011, he started his doctorate (D.Phil.,) at the University of Oxford, in the Social and Economic History field. He wrote his thesis on the “Ottoman Transatlantic Migrations in the Age of Mass Migrations 1870-1914” (and this study is expected to be published soon). He graduated from this program in 2015, and he is currently lecturing on Ottoman Social and Economic history at Yildiz Technical University, with which he has been affiliated since 2006. His studies are concentrated on 19th Century Ottoman history, with a particular interest in the Ottoman Population and Migration History, Anthropometrics, Ottoman Business History, as well as Ottoman Historiography in the context of Globalization.

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Faroqhi, Suraiya

Suraiya Faroqhi was born in Berlin, Germany in 1941. She pursued her graduate studies at Hamburg University (1959-62, 1963-67), Istanbul University (1962-63) and Indiana University Bloomington/Indiana (1968-70). She taught at ODTÜ from 1971 to 1987, and she was a professor at Ludwig-Maximilians Universitaet in Munich (1988-2007). She has worked at Istanbul Bilgi University since 2007. She has an honorary PhD degree from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (2002), and honorary memberships of Bilim Akademisi Derneği, Türk Tarih Kurumu and Middle East Studies Association (MESA). She has also been awarded the "WOCMES Award for Outstanding Contributions to Middle Eastern Studies 2014".

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İpşirli, Betül

PhD, 2009, Boğaziçi University

Betül İpşirli Argıt is currently Associated Professor at Marmara University where she teaches history of the Ottoman Empire. She completed her Ph. D dissertation under the title of “Manumitted Female Slaves of the Ottoman Imperial Harem (Sarayîs) in the Eighteenth Century Istanbul” at Boğaziçi University in 2009. She published a book titled “Rabia Gülnuş Emetullah Valide Sultan (1640-1715)”, supported by a Post-Doctoral Fellowship offered by TUBİTAK. Her areas of research are mainly on early modern Ottoman history, history of women in the Ottoman Empire, material culture and history of Ottoman imperial court.

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İpşirli, Mehmet 

Mehmet İpşirli was born in Kayseri in 1945. He graduated from İstanbul Yüksek İslam Enstitüsü in 1967, and acquired his B.A. from Istanbul University, Department of History in 1970. He received his MA and PhD degrees in history from Edinburgh University (1971-76). After a short term military service, he was appointed as an assistant professor at Istanbul University History Department. He became an associate professor in 1982, and promoted to full professorship in 1988. He was the founding head of the Archival Studies Program in Istanbul University from 1987 to 1999. He worked in the Encyclopedia of Islam project of Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı from 1983 to 2014. He did research in the United States in 1990 and in London in 1991, and he taught at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization at Malaysia for two years (1994-1997). He worked at Fatih University History Department in Istanbul from 1999 to 2015. He has been teaching at Istanbul Medipol University, Department of International Relations since 2015. He has taken part as editor and writer in many major projects such as the Ottoman Court Records of Istanbul Project and the History of Istanbul Project. He is a honorary member of Türk Tarih Kurumu.

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Kırmızı, Abdulhamit

PhD, 2005, Boğaziçi University

Abdulhamit Kırmızı, Assoc. Prof, teaches Historiography, Auto/Biography, and Late Ottoman History at Istanbul Şehir University, where he chairs the Department of History. Born on November 28, 1971, in Germany, he studied Public Administration at the Faculty of Political Sciences of Ankara University, received his MA degree from the History Department of Hacettepe University and his PhD from the History program at Boğaziçi University. He was Visiting Fellow at SOAS, University of London in 2009, with a postdoctoral scholarship from the The British Academy AHRC/ESRC.
He has published four books and many articles mostly on late Ottoman history. He is very proud of being a founding co-editor of TALID (Türkiye Arastirmalari Literatür Dergisi/Turkish Studies Review). Now he is working on a Tübitak project titled Non-Muslims in the late Ottoman Bureaucracy.

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Yaslıçimen, Faruk

PhD, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, 2015

Faruk Yaslıçimen received his BA in History and International Relations (double major) from Istanbul Bilgi University in 2004. He continued his graduate education at Bilkent University, where he received his MA in History in 2008 with a dissertation titled as “Sunnism versus Shiism? Rise of the Shiite Politics and of the Ottoman Apprehension in Late Nineteenth Century Iraq”. In 2015, he received his PhD at Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich, where he defended his doctoral dissertation on “Being Shiite in the Late Ottoman Empire: Communities, Identities and State–Society Relations”. His areas of scholarly research and interest covers sectarian relations in the Ottoman Empire, history of the Ottoman Middle East in the nineteenth century, and Ottoman historiography. Yaslıçimen currently works at SETA Istanbul (an Ankara-based think-tank) as a researcher and focuses on the field of cultural policies in Turkey.

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Uğur, Hatice

PhD, Leipzig University, 2018 (expected)

Hatice Ugur received her B.A and M.A degrees in History Department at Boğaziçi University in 2000 and 2003 respectively. Her M.A thesis entitled “Understanding Afrikâ-yi ‘Osmânî in the late Ottoman Period: The case of Zanzibar” (2003) was published as Osmanlı Afrikasında Bir Sultanlık: Zengibar (Küre: 2005) in Turkish. She is currently writing her doctoral thesis on the diplomatic, social and cultural connections between the East African, West Indian Ocean and Ottoman Worlds by focusing on the networks of the diplomatic envoys, travellers, Sufis and Ulemas in late 19th century at the Institute of African Studies, History Department at Leipzig University, Germany. She also teaches M.A courses on the History of Africa and the Ottoman Africa at Ticaret University at the Department of International Relations and African Studies. She is the executive producer and co-writer of Africa and Ottomans (7 episodes), the historical documentary film that was broadcasted at TRT at 2014-2015.

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