Dr. Veruschka Wagner

University of Bonn
Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies (IOA)
Department of Middle Eastern Islamic Studies and Languages
Heussallee 18–24
D-53111 Bonn
veruschka.wagner@gmx.de


Research

Veruschka Wagner works on agency and mobility of slaves from the Black Sea Region in Istanbul in the 17th century. In her studies she focuses on the legal status of slaves, their integration into a particular community, and their role in that community.

Education

  • 2000–2008           Studies in Islamic Studies, Communications Studies and Phonetics

                                    Studies in Translation Studies (German, Turkish, Persian, Ararabic)
                                    German as a Foreign Language, University of Bonn

  • 2010–2015            PhD Studies in Islamic Studies, Bonn University, Bonn International Graduate Schools – Oriental and
                                     Asian Studies (BIGS-OAS)                       

    Academic Positions

    • 2006–2008            Student Assistant, University of Bonn

    • 2008–2016            Research Assistant, University of Bonn

    • 2016–2018            Lecturer at the Turkish-German University in Istanbul

    Participation in Centers, Scientific Associations, Collaborative Projects: 

    Member of the Bonner Forum Osmanistik; Member of the Bonner Zentrum für Transkulturelle Narratologie/Bonn Center of Transcultural Narratology

    Selected Publications

    • "Mehmed Rauf’un Avrupa Seyahatnamesi’nin Değerlendirilmesi", in: Güney-Doğu Avrupa Araştırılmaları Dergisi / The Journal for South-Eastern Studies (forthcoming). [Analyzing Mehmet Rauf’s Travelogue to Europe]

    • "Şirmerd, Mosiye und Payidār - Sklaven im frühmodernen Istanbul, dokumentiert in den lokalen Gerichtsregistern", in: Stephan Conermann (Hg.): Sklaverei in der Vormoderne. Beispiele aus außereuropäischen Gesellschaften [= Dhau. Jahrbuch für außereuropäische Geschichte / 2], St. Ingbert 2017, S. 83–98. [Şirmerd, Mosiye and Payidār - Slaves in premodern Istanbul as documented in the local court registers]

    • Imagologie der Fremde. Das Londonbild eines osmanischen Reisenden Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts, Göttingen 2016. [Imagology of the foreign land - The image of London of a mid-nineteenth century Ottoman traveler]

    • "Arbeitstechniken des Historikers – ein Blick auf ʿAbdurraḥmān Şerefs (gest. 1925) Methoden der Kompilationsarbeit", in: Stephan Conermann (Hg.): Innovation oder Plagiat? Kompilationstechniken in der Vormoderne [Narratio Aliena? / 4], Berlin 2015, S. 23–74. [Working techniques of the historian – a look at the ʿAbdurraḥmān Şeref’s methods of compilation work]

    • Türkische Erinnerungsorte anhand von fünf ausgewählten Beispielen, Berlin 2008. [Turkish places of memory on the basis of five examples]

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