Ahmet Ersoy

Ph.D., 2000, Harvard University

(90) (212) 359 6965

TB 512

Research Interests: 

Late Ottoman Cultural History; Theory and History of Visual Culture; Historiography of Art History in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey; History of Photography

Research Projects: 

“Late Ottoman New Media: Reading, Visuality and Historical Experience During the Hamidian Era (1876-1909)”, Bogazici University Scientific Research Project - Completed


HIST 101: Historical Method and Thought I

HIST 551: Method and Theory in the History of Art, Architecture, and Visual Culture

HIST 59B: Special Topics on History and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century – Distant Exposures: Photography Beyond the West

Selected Publications: 

Ahmet Ersoy, Vangelis Kechriotis and Maciej Gorny (eds), Discourses of Collective Identity in Central and Southeastern Europe (1775-1945): Texts and Commentaries, vol. III / I and vol. III / II (Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2010).

“Ottoman Gothic: Evocations of the Medieval Past in Late Ottoman Architecture,” in Patrick J. Geary and Gábor Klaniczay (eds) Manufacturing Middle Ages: Entangled History of Medievalism in Nineteenth-Century Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2013): 217-238.

“Osman Hamdi Bey and the Historiophile Mood: Orientalist Vision and the Romantic Sense of the Past in Late Ottoman Culture,” in Reina Lewis, Mary Roberts and Zeynep İnankur (eds), The Poetics and Politics of Place: Ottoman Istanbul and British Orientalism (Seattle and Istanbul: Pera Museum and University of Washington Press, 2011): 144-155.

“Başka Bir Darülfünun ve Kalfalığın Sonu, Yahut Sarkis Bey’in Rüyası / Sarkis Bey’s Dream: An Alternative House of Sciences and the Fall of the Traditional Builder,” in Hasan Kuruyazıcı (ed), Batılılaşan İstanbul’un Ermeni  Mimarları / Armenian Architects of Istanbul in the Era of Westernization (Istanbul: Uluslararası Hrant Dink Vakfı Yayınları, 2010): 58-79.

“Architecture and the Search for Ottoman Origins in the Tanzimat Period,” in Muqarnas 24 (2007): 79-102.