Çiğdem Kafescioğlu

Ph.D., 1996, Harvard University

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Research Interests: 

Urban, architectural and visual culture of the Ottoman world, 1400-1700; spatiality and urban imagination; urban waterscapes; vernacular architecture and residential patterns; Mediterranean cartography

Selected Publications: 

Constantinopolis/Istanbul: Cultural Encounter, Imperial Vision, and the Construction of the Ottoman Capital. University Park, Pa: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009.

“Istanbul, Isfahan, and Delhi: Imperial Designs and Urban Experiences  in the Early Modern Era (1450-1650)”, with Sussan Babaie, in A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture, ed. Gülru Necipoğlu and Finbarr Barry Flood. Oxford: Blackwell, forthcoming.

“Viewing, Walking, Mapping Istanbul, ca. 1580,” Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, LVI (2014): 16-35.

“Itinerant Gaze: Ottoman and Medieval Anatolian Architecture in the Book of Travels,” translated by Robert Dankoff, pp. 310-324 in The Book of Evliya Çelebi, ed. Nuran Tezcan, Semih Tezcan. Ankara: Kültür Bakanlığı, 2013.

“The Visual Arts,” in The Cambridge History of Turkey, vol. 2, The Ottoman Empire 1453-1603, ed. Suraiya Faroqhi and Kate Fleet. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012, pp. 457-548.

“La Capitale imperio ottomano: Istanbul tra XV e XVIII secolo,” Bisanzio, Costantinopoli, Istanbul, a cura di Tania Velmans, translated from English by Lucca Mezzetti. Milan: Editoriale Jaca Book, 2008, pp. 251-319.