GOTTFRIED HAGEN
Associate Professor of Turkish Studies
Department of Near Eastern Studies
4111 Thayer Building · Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608
(734) 763-1596 · fax (734) 936-2679
ghagen@umich.edu
EDUCATION

1996 - Doctorate (Ph.D.) Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, in Turkish Studies, (summa cum laude).

Doctoral Thesis: Ein Osmanischer Geograph bei der Arbeit. Entstehung und Gedankenwelt von Kātib Čelebis Ǧihānnümā [An Ottoman Geographer at Work. Development and Intellectual World of Kātib Čelebi’s Ǧihānnümā].

1983 - 1989: Islamic Studies, Semitic Languages, Medieval and Modern History at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany.

M.A. Thesis: Propaganda der Mittelmächte im Orient während des 1. Weltkriegs (Propaganda of the Central Powers in the Middle East during World War I).

1981 - 1982: Physics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen, Germany.

1977 - 1981: German High School, İstanbul, Turkey.

EMPLOYMENT

2006 - Associate Professor of Turkish Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies, The University of Michigan.

2000 - 2006: Assistant Professor of Turkish Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies, The University of Michigan.

1996 - 2000: Lecturer (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at Institut für Sprachen und Kulturen des Vorderen Orients, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany.

1995 - 1996: Visiting Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter) for Ottoman at Orientalisches Seminar, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

1991 - 1992: Senior Researcher (Starshii Nauchnii Sotrudnik) at the A.Krymskii-Institute of Oriental Studies, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (Kiev).

GRANTS

Feb - Apr. 1986: German Academic Exchange Service: Intensive Arabic in Cairo, Ayn-Shams-University.

1992 - 1994: Landesgraduiertenförderung [State Fund for the Promotion of Graduate Studies], Berlin: Dissertation Grant.

Summer 2002: Horace R. Rackham School of Graduate Studies Fellowship.

Summer 2003: Rackham Spring/Summer Research Grant.

2003/2004: Interdisciplinary Faculty Associate, CRLT, University of Michigan.

2003/2004: Faculty Sponsor for Interdisciplinary Rackham Workshop: Historiography of the Ottoman Empire.

2004/2005: Faculty Sponsor for Interdisciplinary Rackham Workshop: Historiography of the Ottoman Empire.

EXTRAMURAL PROFESSIONAL WORK

1999 - 2000: Technical assistance to the Union Catalog of Oriental Manuscripts in Germany (Katalogisierung der Orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland) under the auspices of the Academy of Sciences, Göttingen, Germany.

March 2000: Cataloging the Ernst U. Walter Collection of Quran Manuscripts on behalf of the Völkerkundemuseum [Museum of Ethnography], Dresden, Germany.

2001 - Peer Reviewer for Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, edited by Norman Yoffee.

2000 - Member of the Editorial Board of Archivum Ottomanicum, edited by György Hazai.

1997 - 2000: Secretary of the Editorial Board of Archivum Ottomanicum, edited by György Hazai.

2003 - 2006: Book Review Editor, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, edited by Norman Yoffee.

May 2004 - Reviewer of book manuscript for Routledge Curzon Press.

Fall 2004 - Associate Director, Center for Middle East and North African Studies, University of Michigan.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Middle East Studies Association of North America
Turkish Studies Association of North America
American Association of Teachers of Turkish
Comité International des Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes

SERVICE ON COMMITTEES ETC.

Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan
2000 - 2002: Curriculum Committee
2001 - 2002: Member of the Internal Review Committee
Fall 2002, Fall 2003 - Director of Undergraduate Studies, Undergraduate Advisor for AAPTIS

Center for Middle East and North African Studies
2001 - FLAS Committee, University of Michigan
2003 - Executive Committee
2004-6: Associate Director

Center for Russian and East European Studies
2002 - FLAS and Admissions Committee, University of Michigan

American Research Institute in Turkey
2002, 2004 - Michigan Delegate at the Annual Meeting
2003-5, 2006: Member of Fellowship Committee

LANGUAGES

Fluency in German, English, and Turkish.
Limited fluency in Russian, Arabic, and French.
Reading knowledge of Ottoman Turkish, Persian, Italian, Spanish, Latin.
Basics of Biblical Hebrew and Middle Syriac.

PUBLICATIONS
A. Books

1. Die Türkei im Ersten Weltkrieg. Flugblätter und Flugschriften in Arabischer, Persischer und Osmanisch-Türkischer Sprache eingeleitet, übersetzt und kommentiert. Heidelberger Orientalistische Studien (ed. Anton Schall), Bd. 15. Frankfurt, Bern 1990. 299 pp.

2. Ein Osmanischer Geograph bei der Arbeit. Entstehung und Gedankenwelt von Katib Celebis Gihannnüma. Studien zur Sprache, Geschichte und Kultur der Türkvölker (ed. György Hazai), Klaus Schwarz Verlag, Berlin, 2003. XI, 531 pp.

In progress:
The Myth of Muhammad and Ottoman Religiosity.
A study of Ottoman narratives of the life of the Prophet Muhammad, 1400-1800.

B. Articles and Book Chapters (I=invited, R=peer reviewed)

1. Überzeitlichkeit und Geschichte in Kātib Čelebis Ǧihānnümā.
In: Archivum Ottomanicum 14. 1995-96. 133-159. (I, R)

2. Karten.
In: Orientalische Buchkunst in Gotha. Ausstellung zum 350jährigen Jubiläum der Forschungs und Landesbibliothek Gotha. Gotha, 1997. 160-169. (I)

3. The Traveller Mehmed Aşık.
In: Essays on Ottoman Civilization. Proceedings of the XIIth Congress of the Comité International d’Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes (CIÉPO) Praha 1996. Archív Orientální Supplementa VIII. Praha 1998. 145-154.

4. Reinhard Schulzes Hypothese einer islamischen Aufklärung. Kritik einer historiographischen Kritik.
In: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 148.1.1998. 83-110.
Together with Prof. Dr. Tilman Seidensticker, Jena. (I, R)

5. Kātib Čelebis Darstellung der eyālets und sanǧaqs des Osmanischen Reiches.
In: Archivum Ottomanicum 16. 1998. 101-123. (R)

6. Kâtib Çelebi and Tarih-i Hind-i Garbî.
In: Güney-Doğu Avrupa Araştırmaları Dergisi 12. 1982-1998 (Prof. Dr. Cengiz Orhonlu Hatıra Sayısı). 101-115. (I)

7. Katib Celebi’s First Ǧihannüma. Paper presented to the AFEMAM/EURAMES Conference, Aix-en-Provence 4-6 July 1996.
Forthcoming in the conference volume.

8. Some Considerations on the Study of Ottoman Geographical Writings.
In: Archivum Ottomanicum 18. 2000. 183-193. (I, R) 

9. The Prophet Muhammed as an Exemplar in War - Ottoman Views on the Eve of World War I. In: New Perspectives on Turkey 22, Spring 2000. 145-172. (I, R)

10. Das Fremde im Eigenen - Mehmed ‘Ašıqs Reisen über den Osmanischen Balkan.
In: Gabriella Schubert, Wolfgang Dahmen (eds.): Bilder vom Eigenen und Fremden aus dem Donau-Balkan-Raum. Analysen literarischer und anderer Texte. München: Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft, 2003. Südosteuropa-Studie 71. 121-141. (I)

11. Träume als Sinnstiftung - Überlegungen zu Traum und historischem Denken bei den Osmanen (zu Gotha, Ms. T. 17/1). In: Hans Stein (ed.): Wilhelm Pertsch - Orientalist und Bibliothekar. Zum 100. Todestag. Gotha 1999, pp. 101-122. (I)

12. Some Considerations about the Tergüme-i Darir ve taqdimetü z-zahir, based on Manuscripts in German Libraries.
In: Journal of Turkish Studies / Türklük Bilgisi Araştırmaları 26. 2002 (Barbara Flemming Armağanı, ed. Jan Schmidt), I, 323-337. (I)

13. Unter den "Tyrannen seiner Araber" - Carsten Niebuhr über Konstantinopel, Türken und Osmanisches Reich. In: Stephan Conermann/Josef Wiesehöfer (eds.): Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) und seine Zeit. Beiträge eines interdisziplinären Symposiums vom 7.-10. Oktober 1999 in Eutin. Oriens et Occidens, 5. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2002. 301-324. (I)

14. Ottoman Genealogies: Remembered, Imagined, and Recorded.
Accepted for publication in an edited volume on Genealogy in Pre-Modern Societies, by Ulrich Gotter for the „Sonderforschungsbereich [Special Research Program] 541: Identity and Alterity", University of Freiburg, Germany. (I)

15. “He never took the Path of Pastime and Play” – Concepts of Childhood in Ottoman Hagiography.
In: Scripta Ottomanica et Res Altaicae. Festschrift für Barbara Kellner-Heinkele zu ihrem 60. Geburtstag, herausgegeben von Ingeborg Hauenschild, Claus Schönig und Peter Zieme. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2002. 95-118. (I)

16. World Order and Legitimacy.
In: Legitimizing the Order: Ottoman Rhetoric of State Power", edited by Maurus Reinkowski and Hakan Karateke. Leiden: Brill, 2005), pp. 55-83. (I, R)

17. Translations and Translators in a Multilingual Society: A Case Study of Persian-Ottoman Translations, Late 15th to Early 17th Century.
In: Eurasian Studies II/1. 2003. 95-134. (R)

18. German Heralds of Holy War: Orientalists and Applied Oriental Studies.
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 24/2, 2004,145-162, special issue edited by Jennifer Jenkins, University of Toronto.
(http://www.cssaame.ilstu.edu/issues/24%2D2/). (R)

19. Afterword: Ottoman Understandings of the World in the Seventeenth Century.
In: Robert Dankoff, Evliya Çelebi - An Ottoman Mentality, pp. 207-248.
Brill, Leiden, 2004. (I)

20. Kâtib Çelebi and Sipahizade.
Accepted for publication in the festschrift for Professor Ekmelettin İhsanoğlu, İstanbul.

21. Arabic in the Ottoman Empire.
Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, ed. Kees Verstegh, Leiden, Boston: Brill. (I, R)
Forthcoming.

22. Heroes and Saints in Early Ottoman Literature.
Forthcoming in a collective volume edited by Thomas Herzog, from Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, based on the panel “Der epische Held” at 29. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Halle, Germany, September 2004.
Submitted to the editor.

23. From Haggadic Exegesis to Myth: Popular Stories of the Prophets in Islam.
In: Sacred Tropes, ed. Roberta Sabbath.
Under review for Duke University Press.

C. Small Articles in Catalogs and Encyclopedias

1. Katib Celebi: Gihannüma ("Kosmorama").
In: Vierhundert Jahre Mercator, vierhundert Jahre Atlas: "Die ganze Welt zwischen zwei Buchdeckeln"; eine Geschichte der Atlanten ; [zum 400. Todestag Gerhard Mercators anlässlich einer Ausstellung der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek vom 5. April 1995 bis 1. Juli 1995] / hrsg. von Hans Wolff. Weißenhorn, Germany: Konrad, 1995.

2. Katib Çelebi: Tuhfetü l-kibar.
Katib Çelebi: Gihannüma.
In: The beginnings of printing in the Near and Middle East: Jews, Christians and Muslims: [Exhibition: Der Frühdruck im Orient: Juden, Christen und Muslime, 25.03.-12.04.2001] / ed. by Lehrstuhl für Türkische Sprache, Geschichte und Kultur, Univ. Bamberg ; Staatsbibliothek Bamberg. [Ausstellung und Katalog: Klaus Kreiser].
Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2001.

3. Articles "Auferstehung, Heilsgeschichte, Himmelsreise, Hölle und Paradies, Jüngstes Gericht, Maulid, Mensch, Satan, Scharif, Schöpfung, Weltbild, Wunder" [Resurrection, Salvation History, Ascension to Heaven, Hell and Paradise, Judgement Day, Maulid, Satan, Sharif, Creation, Worldview, Miracle].
In: Kleines Islam-Lexikon - Geschichte und Gegenwart. Ed. Ralph Elger. Munich (C. H. Beck), 2001 [several reprints to date].

4. Article “’Āshiq, Muḥammad”.
Encyclopedia of Islam, 3rd edition, Leiden: Brill.
Forthcoming.

5. Kātib Çelebi.
Article for the online-bio-bibliography “Historians of the Ottoman Empire”, ed. Hakan Karateke and Cemal Kafadar.

D. Book Reviews

1. Gregor Schoeler: Arabische Handschriften 2, Verzeichnis der  orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland (VOHD), vol.  XVII B 2. Stuttgart 1990.
Der Islam 77/1 (2000), pp. 32-37.

2. Rosemarie Quiring-Zoche: Arabische Handschriften 3, VOHD XVII B 3;
Der Islam 77/1 (2000), pp. 32-37.

3. Wolfdieter Hütteroth/Nejat Göyünç: Land an der Grenze. Osmanische Verwaltung im Türkisch-Syrisch-Irakischen Grenzgebiet im 16. Jahrhundert. İstanbul 1997.
Der Islam 78. 2001, 204-206.

4. Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu (ed.): Osmanlı Devleti ve Medeniyeti Tarihi. C. II. İstanbul (IRCICA), 1998.
Archivum Ottomanicum 17. 1999. 315-318.

5. Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu (ed.): Osmanlı Astronomi Literatürü Tarihi. I-II. Istanbul (IRCICA), 1997.
Archivum Ottomanicum 17. 1999. 318-320.

6. Suraiya Faroqhi: Approaching Ottoman History. An Introduction to the Sources. Cambridge University Press,1999.
Archivum Ottomanicum, 18. 2000. 309-314.

7. Ahmet Yaşar Ocak: Osmanlı Toplumunda Zındıklar ve Mülhidler (15.-17. Yüzyillar). İstanbul (Tarih Vakfı Yurt Yayınları) 1998. xxii, 418 pp.
Archivum Ottomanicum, 18. 2000. 314-318.

8. Les traditions apocalyptiques au tournant de la chute de Constantinople. Édité par Benjamin Lellouch et Stéphane Yerasimos. Varia Turcica, XXXIII. Paris, Montréal (L’Harmattan), 1999.
MESA Bulletin, 35/1. Summer 2001. 94-95.

9. Bruce Masters, Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Arab World: The Roots of Sectarianism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 45,3 (2002), 407-409.

10. Amy Singer: Constructing Ottoman Beneficence. An Imperial Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem. SUNY Press, 2002.
H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences/H-TURK:
(http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=102731057481715).

11. Evliya Çelebi ve Seyahatname. Yayına Hazırlayanlar Nuran Tezcan, Kadir Atlansoy. Gazimagusa, Cyprus: Doğu Akdeniz Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2002. 262 pp. ISBN 975-8401-10-6 (pbk.).
Archivum Ottomanicum 21 (2003), 341-4.

12. Ramazan Sesen, İslâm Coğrafyacılarına Göre Türkler ve Türk Ülkeleri [The Turks and the Turkish Lands according to the Islamic Geographers]. 2nd revised edition. Atatürk Kültür, Dil ve Tarih Yüksek Kurumu. Türk Tarih Kurumu Yayınları, VII. Dizi, Sayı 173. Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu, 2001. VIII, 300 pp., paperback.
Forthcoming in Journal of the Turkish Studies Association.

13. Nicolas Vatin, Gilles Veinstein, Le Sérail ébranlé. Essai sur les morts, dépositions et avènements des sultans ottomans XIVe-XIXe siècle. Paris: Fayard, 2003.
Submitted to Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient.

14. Osman II and the Cultural History of Ottoman Historiography: review of Gabriel Piterberg. _An Ottoman Tragedy: History and Historiography at Play_. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2003. xv + 256 pp. Index. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-520-23836-2.
H-Turk@h-net.msu.edu (March 2006):
http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=8331153159749.

15. Dina Le Gall, A Culture of Sufism: Naqshbandis in the Ottoman World, 1450-1700. SUNY Series in Medieval Middle East History. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005. xii + 285 pp., hardback, $45.00. ISBN 0-7914-6245-5.
Submitted to Journal of Semitic Studies.

16. In preparation: ,Journey to the Sublime Porte. The Arabic Memoir of a Sharifian Agent’s Diplomatic Mission to the Ottoman Imperial Court in the era of Suleyman the Magnificent. The relevant text of Quṭb al-Dīn al-Nahrawālī’s al-Fawā ʾid al-sanīyah fī al-riḥlah al-Madanīyah wa al-Rūmīyah, Introduced, Translated and Annotated by Richard Blackburn. Beiruter Texte und Studien, 109. Beirut: Orient-Institut, Würzburg: Ergon Verlag in Kommission, 2005.
For Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes.

LECTURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

1. XIth Congress of the Comité International d’Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes (CIÉPO), Amsterdam, July 1994: Kâtib Çelebi and Tarih-i Hind-i Garbi.

2. AFEMAM/EURAMES Conference, Aix-en-Provence, July 1996: Katib Celebi’s First Gihannnüma.

3. XIIth Congress of the Comité International d’Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes (CIÉPO), Praha, September 1996: The Traveller Mehmed Asiq.

4. 35th International Congress of Asian and North African Studies (ICANAS), Budapest, July 1997: The time and life of the Prophet Muhammad in Ottoman world histories.
An enlarged version of this paper was read at a conference at the Institut für Sprachen und Kulturen des Nahen Orients sowie für Turkologie, Munich University, in November 1997.

5. Workshop of the Comité International d’Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes (CIÉPO): The State of Ottoman Studies at the End of the 20th Century, held within the 35th ICANAS, Budapest, July 1997: Some considerations on the study of Ottoman geographical writings.

6. The Ottoman Empire during the First World War, workshop held at Koç University, Istanbul, July 1998: Biographies of the Prophet Muhammed on the eve of WWI.

7. XIIIth Congress of the Comité International d’Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes (CIÉPO), Vienna, September 1998: History and story-telling: Ottoman accounts of the battle of Badr.

8. 27. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Bonn, September/October 1998: Das Problem der Satanischen Verse in den osmanischen Prophetenbiographien.

9. Workshop "Identität und Abgrenzung im Donau-Balkan-Raum", Jena, October 1998: Das Fremde im Eigenen - Mehmed ‘Asıqs Reisen über den osmanischen Balkan.

10. European Science Foundation: Program "Individual and Society in the Mediterranean Muslim World", 4.3. "Power relationships" (Team Leader Professor Paul Dumont): "Rule and Individual in the Ideal Community - Ottoman Views of Muhammad in Medina", Universität Heidelberg, Institut für Sprachen und Kulturen des Vorderen Orients, February 11, 1999.

11. 4. Deutsche Turkologenkonferenz, Hamburg, March 1999: Träume als Sinnstiftung: Überlegungen zu Traum und historischem Denken bei den Osmanen.

12. Sonderforschungsbereich "Identität und Alterität", Universität Freiburg/Br., Germany, Arbeitsladen Genealogie, July 5, 1999: Genealogie bei den osmanischen Türken.

13. Carsten-Niebuhr-Colloquium, Eutin, Germany, October 7-9, 1999:
Unter den "Tyrannen seiner Araber" - Carsten Niebuhr in Konstantinopel.

14. Bayerisches Orient-Kolloquium, University of Bamberg, June 2000.
Die Prophetenvita und das Bild der idealen Gemeinschaft in frühosmanischer Zeit.

15. Turkish Studies Colloquium, University of Michigan, Center for Middle East and North African Studies, November 13, 2000.
Mustafa Darir’s Life of the Prophet Muhammed: Tracing a Book through Ottoman Cultural History.

16. Annual Conference of MESA, Orlando, Florida, November 2000.
Panel: Notions of Legitimacy in the Ottoman and Arab World.
Presentation: The Quest for the Ideal Community in Late Medieval Anatolia.

17. Workshop "Authority and Legitimacy in the Ottoman Empire", German Oriental Institute, Istanbul, in cooperation with Bosphorus University, July 6-7, 2001:
Presentation: The Disruption of the Ideal Order by Oppression: Nizam, Adalet, and Zulm.

18. Workshop on Experts and Expertise in Pre- and Early Modern Societies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, October 6-7, 2001.
Presentation: How God teaches Man: Historiography, Geography, and Advice to Kings in Ottoman Society.

19. Annual Conference of MESA, San Francisco, California, November 2001.
Organizer of Panel: The sira as literature: Edification and Entertainment.
Presentation: The Prophet’s Childhood as Described in Ottoman Texts.

20. XVth Congress of the Comité International d’Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes (CIÉPO). London, London School of Economics, July 8-12, 2002: Hagiography as a source of Ottoman history.

21. Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, San Diego, California, Oct. 3-6, 2002.
Panel: There, and Back Again. German-Turkish Encounters.
Presentation: The Enemy as an Example? 17th Century Ottoman Views of Germany.

22. Turkish Studies Colloquium, University of Michigan, Oct. 18, 2002.
Writing up Ottoman History.
Participant in the panel discussion.

23. Annual Conference of MESA, Washington D.C., Nov. 23-26, 2002.
Panel Reviving the Study of Ottoman Islam: A Review of Potential Sources (Sponsored by the Turkish Studies Association).
Panel Organizer.
Presentation: The Prophet Muhammad and Ottoman Forms of Piety.

24. Annual Conference of MESA, November 2002:
Roundtable on Turkish Teaching Materials organized by AATT.
Presentation: What are we using: A few remarks on textbooks for Turkish in German.

25. Turkish-American Cultural Association of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 14, 2003:
East and West, Past and Present in Orhan Pamuk’s “The White Castle”.

26. University of Michigan, CMENAS, March 21-22, 2003: “Earth and Sky: Islamic Science in the Ottoman Period”, Symposium and workshop.
Presentation: Islamic Geography in a Nutshell.

27. “Earth and Sky: Islamic Astronomy and Geography”, University of Michigan, March 27, 2004.
Introduction.

28. Turkey’s Treasures through Ottoman Eyes.
Presentation to the Turkish Students Association, University of Michigan.
April 2, 2004.

29. 4th Conference of ACLA, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 15-18, 2004.
Panel: “Sacred Tropes”.
Presentation: Filling the narrative gaps in the Quran: Stories of the Prophets.

30. Workshop: The Dissemination and Teaching of Turkish Literature in English Translation.
University of Washington, Seattle, May 7-8, 2004.

31. 29. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Halle, Germany, September 20-24th.
Panel: “Der epische Held / The Epic Hero”, September 21-23.
Presentation: Heroes and Saints in Early Ottoman Literature.

32. Annual Conference of MESA, November 2004.
Panel: Writing the history of Ottoman literature (Walter Andrews, University of Washington).
Presentation: Ottoman “Heroic” Narratives: Problems of Genre, Form, Function.

33. Knight-Wallace House, University of Michigan, February 10, 2005.
Turkey: Bridge or Paradox?

34. Comparative Perspectives on the Middle East: A joint CMENAS/NES colloquium series at the University of Michigan, February 25, 2005.
“The image of the Prophet Muhammad”.

35. Michigan Council of the Social Sciences, Annual Conference March 1-2, 2005.
Presentation: The Turkish Year Cycle of Holidays.

36. University of Michigan, Turkish Studies Colloquium, March 12, 2005.
“The Ottoman Heroic Age - Literary Evidences”.

37. The Veneration of the Prophet Muhammad.
Mini-Conference on the Occasion of the Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, April 22, 2005.
“The Image of the Prophet Muhammad: The Word and the Visual”.
Another version of this lecture has been presented to the Southern Baptist Church, Bloomington, Indiana, April 23, 2005.

38. Die Entstehung der pietas Ottomanica.
Universität Bamberg, July 7, 2005.
Another version was presented at the Universität of Hamburg, Dec. 7, 2005.

39. The Emergence of a pietas Ottomanica.
Great Lakes Ottoman Workshop, DePaul University, Sept. 23-24, 2005.

40. To What End did the Ottomans Study Geography?
NES/CMENAS Colloquium Series: Comparative Perspectives on the Middle East, Oct. 2, 2005.

41. Early Ottoman History.
University of Michigan Learning in Retirement Program, Oct. 27, 2005.

42. Religious Narratives and Ottoman Identity in the 15th Century.
Annual Conference of MESA, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 2005, panel “Ottoman Identity in the 15th century” (organized by Linda Darling).

43. The Middle East: A practical overview.
Preparing Global Citizens: 50th Annual MCSS [Michigan Council for the Social Studies] Learning Conference and Great Lakes Regional Social Studies Conference, Grand Rapids, MI,  Feb. 1, 2006.

44. The Muhammadan Turn in Ottoman Muslim Religiosity.
Columbia University Ottoman Workshop, April 21, 2006.

45. Geography as a useful science: The Ottoman case.
Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Middle East.
Conference at Harvard University, May 5-6, 2006.

46. Deconstructing the Ottoman Book.
21st Middle East History and Theory Conference, University of Chicago, May 12-13, 2006.
Roundtable in honor of Prof. Robert Dankoff.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Modern Turkish Introduction to Modern Turkish, elementary and intermediate level
Selected Texts from Classical Modern Turkish Literature
Modern Turkish Scholarly Texts
Views of Germany in the Literature of Turkish Migrant Workers
The Past as an Allegory of the Present: Orhan Pamuk’s Beyaz Kale

Ottoman Turkish Introduction to Ottoman Turkish
Selected Texts from Ottoman Literature
Ottoman Paleography
The Kadızade Movement as seen in Katib Çelebi’s Mizanü l-hakk
Hüseyn Tugi’s Account of Vak’a-i Sultan Osman Han
Müneccimbası on the Ottoman Dynasty
The Universe in Time and Space

Turkish Studies Introduction to Turkish Civilizations
An Outline of Ottoman History
Ottoman Turkish Culture
Literature of the Turks
Turkey: Language, Culture, Society between East and West

South Eastern European Studies
Introduction to South Eastern European Studies (University of Jena, together with Prof. Dr. G. Schubert, Slavic Studies, Prof. Dr. St. Plaggenborg, Eastern European History, Prof. Dr. W. Dahmen, Rumanian Studies, C. Sode, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies)
Multi-ethnic and Multi-religious Life in the Balkans: A Case Study of Bitola/Manastır (University of Jena,together with C. Sode, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies)
Multicultural life in a Muslim city: an experimental course on macro- and microhistory

Islamic Studies
Viewing the Orient from within and from without: A comparison of Arabic, Ottoman and European travel accounts (University of Jena,together with Judith Zepter, Islamic Studies)
Geographers & Cartographers: Shaping the Premodern World (together with Michael Bonner, NES, and Diane Owen Hughes, History)
First-year Seminar Classical Islamic Literature
Comparative Minicourse/Brown Bag in Near Eastern Studies (Coordinator)