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Tülay  Artan

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


    – B.Arch. and M.Arch. Department of Architecture, Middle East Technical University (METU), 1980, 1982, respectively
    – Ph.D. in History, Theory and Criticism, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (USA), 1989.

Work Experience

    – The Boston Architectural Center (USA), 1989-1990;
    – İstanbul University, 1991-1999;
    – Mimar Sinan University, 1992-1993;
    – Koç University, 1993-1994;
    – Harvard University (USA),1997;
    – Sabancı University, 1999-present

Areas of Interest

  • Historiography; prosopographic studies of the Ottoman elite; applications of Ottoman law and its impact on social/family life; Ottoman households, material culture, consumption history and standards of living; 17th -18th century Ottoman and Middle Eastern history in comparative perspective; comparative study of 16th -18th century art, architecture, and culture.


  • Social and Economic History Foundation in Turkey, Founding Member.


  • Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales,Visiting Professor,Granted by Ministére de la Jeunesse de l’Education Nationale et de la Recherche – Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales  2004