Associate Professor; Islamic Art

Professor Fetvacı’s research areas include the arts of the book in the Islamic world, and Ottoman, Mughal and Safavid art and architecture. She is interested in issues such as collecting, the formation of art historical canons, the codification of a historical record, and the connections between artistic patronage and self-fashioning in early-modern courtly societies. 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. Her latest monograph, The Album of the World Emperor: Cross-Cultural Collecting and Album Making at the Ottoman Court (Princeton University Press, 2019), focuses on an imperial album created for the Ottoman sultan Ahmed I (r. 1603-1617), and examines the art and architecture produced during the sultan’s reign. Her most recent project examines artistic connections between the Ottoman and Mughal Empires. Fetvacı is also the editor, with Erdem Çipa, of Writing History at the Ottoman Court (IUP, 2013). Her first book and the co-edited volume have both been translated into Turkish. Among other venues, her articles have appeared in the Art Bulletin, Ars Orientalis, and Muqarnas. She has held a Stanford University Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship as well as been a member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Curriculum Vitae



Select Publications

 

The Album of the World Emperor: Cross-Cultural Collecting and the Art of Album Making in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul.
Princeton University Press, 2019.

 

 

Picturing History at the Ottoman Court.
Indiana University Press, 2013.

 

 

 

“Painting, From Royal to Urban Patronage.” (with Christiane Gruber), in Gülru Necipoǧlu and Finbarr Barry Flood, eds. A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture
Wiley-Blackwell, 2017