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Dr. Gül Şen

Affiliated Researcher

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Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies
Department of Islamic Studies and Languages of the Middle East
Regina-Pacis-Weg 7
53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 228 73-62952
gsen[at]uni-bonn.de

 

Current Position:

Principal investigator of the German Research Foundation (DFG), UoB, Junior Fellow at Annemarie-Schimmel-Kolleg, "History and Society during the mamluk Era, 1250-1517"  

Education:

2002-2006  Studies in Translation Studies (German, Turkish, Persian), Islamic Studies, UoB
2008-2012  Ph.D. Studies in Islamic Studies, Bonn International Graduate
                   School Oriental and Asian Studies (BIGS-OAS), University of Bonn
2012           Ph.D. (magna cum laude), in Islamic Studies, University of Bonn

Academic Positions:

2009–2010    Research Associate, University of Bonn
2010-2014     Assistant Lecturer and Research Assistant, University of Bonn
2014-2016     University Lecturer, University of Bonn
2016-present Principal Investigator of DFG, University of Bonn

Participation in Centers, Scientific Associations, Collaborative Projects: 

Member of Bonner Forums Osmanistik (since 2012); Member of the Bonner Zentrums für Transkulturelle Narratologie/Bonn Center of Transcultural Narratology (since 2013)

Additional Academic Activities: 

Co-Editor of the “Ottoman Studies” (since 2015); Co-Editor of the “Otto Spies Memorial Series” (since 2015) 

Scholarships and Awards: 

2015-2017 Post-Doc Research Fellowship at Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg (taken only the first year); 2012-2013 Post-Doc Scholarship of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation; 2012 Award of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for outstanding academic achievements.

Research: 

Gül Şen focuses on the narrative strategies in Ottoman historiography (16th-18th centuries) as an integral part of the signification process. Particular attention is given to the legitimacy of rule in the pre-modern Ottoman world. Different forms of dependencies appearing on a narrative level can be intertwined with a variety of agencies represented textually with different strategies. GS also examines galley slavery, a practice generated by the pre-modern Mediterranean world, as an extreme form of dependency.
 
1 book, 1 edited volume, 10 scientific papers and 5 reviews. 24 national and international lectures and presentations

Third-Party Funding: 

2 individual projects funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation (2012-2013)
German Research Foundation (DFG) (since 2016) - approx. 192 thousand euros ad personam.

Selected Publications:

  1. With S. Conermann: The Mamluk-Ottoman Transition: Continuity and Change in Egypt and Bilād al-Shām in the Sixteenth Century, (Goettingen: Bonn University Press at V& R unipress, 2017), [=Ottoman Studies/Osmanistische Studien, Vol. 2]
  2. With S. Conermann: Introduction: A Transitional Point of View. together with Stephan Conermann. In: Stephan Conermann/ Gül Sen (eds.): The Mamluk-Ottoman Transition: Continuity and Change in Egypt and Bilād al-Shām in the Sixteenth Century, (Goettingen: Bonn University Press at V& R unipress, 2017), pp. 13-32.
  3. Das Ereignis von Edirne (1703). Astrologie als Strategie zur Herrschaftslegitimation und Kontingenzbewältigung [The Edirne Event (1703): Astrology both as a Legitimizing Strategy and Coping with Contingency]. In: Das Mittelalter 2015/1, pp 115-138.
  4. Kompilation als Handwerk des Historiographen – Zur Narrativität inNaʿīmās (gest. 1716) Hofchronik Tārīḫ-i Naʿīmā    [Compilation asArtisanry of Historiographer – On the Narrative in Naʿīmā`s (d. 1716) Court ChronicleTārīḫ-i Naʿīmā]. In: Stephan Conermann (ed.): Innovation oder Plagiat? Kompilationstechniken in der Vormoderne, Berlin 2015, [=Naratologia Aliena? Studien des Bonner Zentrums für Transkulturelle Narratologie (BZTN), pp. 169-218.
  5. Ottoman Servant, Mamluk Rebel? Narrative Strategies in Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Historiography—the Example of Jānbirdī al-Ghazālī’s Downfall. In: Stephan Conermann/ Gül Sen (eds.): The Mamluk-Ottoman Transition: Continuity and Change in Egypt and Bilād al-Shām in the Sixteenth Century, (Goettingen: Bonn University Press at V& R unipress, 2017), pp. 329-344.
 
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