About the Department

Department of History offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The Department focuses on the ancient to modern history of the Middle East and the Mediterranean world, and on the early modern and modern history of Asia and Europe. Byzantine, Seljuk, Ottoman and Asian history are major topics of teaching and active research. Both in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the Department emphasizes world-historical and comparative perspectives, and provides specialized language courses. Teaching and research interests of the department’s faculty members cover a wide range of areas, periods and themes, and represent diverse approaches to the study of the past.

Çiğdem Kafescioğlu, Chair (kafescio@boun.edu.tr)
Oya Pancaroğlu, Assistant to the Chair (oya.pancaroglu@boun.edu.tr)
Elif Ünlü, Assistant to the Chair (elif.unlu@boun.edu.tr
Aslı Özyar, Erasmus and Other Exchange Programs Coordinator (ozyar@boun.edu.tr ) 
Yücel Terzibaşoğlu, Graduate Student Advisor (yucel.terzibasoglu@boun.edu.tr )

Oya Arıkan, Department Secretary (arikano@boun.edu.tr)

Detail from Sheet 3 of the Panorama of Istanbul by Melchior Lorichs (1562), Code. 1758, by permission of Leiden University Library