Former Andreas Tietze Fellows

Dr. Semih Çelik

Project: " 'A Veritable Child of Vienna – despite the Turkish name': Macarlı Abdullah Bey of Vienna and the Natural History Museum in Istanbul (1849-1874)"

Fellowship Period: August-September 2019

Dr. Semih Çelik obtained his Ph.D. degree from the European University Institute in Florence in 2017 with a dissertation that focused on climate change, famines and empire-building in Anatolia during the first half of the 19th century. In Fall 2016 he was a visiting scholar at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Center on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS), and he is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Koç University, ERC-funded UrbanoccupationsOETR project since Fall 2017. His current research project focuses on the environmental history of Anatolia during the long-nineteenth century, with a particular focus on agricultural production and animal-human relations.

Click here for an interview with Dr. Semih Çelik