Emine Fetvaci

Associate Professor, Islamic Art

  • Title Associate Professor, Islamic Art
  • Office 725 Commonwealth Ave, Rm 305A
  • Phone (617) 353-1463
  • Education B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., Harvard University

Professor Fetvaci received her Ph. D. in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University in 2005. Her first book, Picturing History at the Ottoman Court (Indiana University Press, 2013), was awarded the 2014 M. Fuat Köprülü Book Prize by the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association. She is interested in issues such as the codification of a historical record, the creation of collective memory, and the connections between artistic patronage and self-fashioning in early-modern courtly societies. Her research areas include the arts of the book in the Islamic world, and Ottoman, Mughal and Safavid art and architecture. She is currently working on a comparison of Ottoman and Mughal illustrated histories as well as a monograph on the albums of the Ottoman sultan Ahmed I. Professor Fetvaci is also the editor, with Erdem Çipa, of Writing History at the Ottoman Court (IUP, 2013). Both of her books have been translated into Turkish.

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