Nolwenn Guedeau

PhD Researcher

Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies
Room 2.007
Niebuhrstraße 5
D-53113 Bonn
Phone : +49 228 73 62450

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Research Profile

My research focuses on the consumption and industry of tobacco in the Ottoman Empire from an archaeological perspective. I work on key objects and resources such as pipes and narghile as well as tobacco and hashish. As a member of Research Area B and D, I study the status of the different actors in this industry, starting with the farm workers, the processors, the wholesalers, the sellers and the consumers. This is a broad-scale study from Algeria to Kurdistan, from Bosnia to Saudi Arabia, between the 17th and 19th centuries. A major focus of this research is to highlight the integration and the dependency of local communities into Ottoman economic imperialism.

since 2020
PhD (bi-national), Aix-Marseille University & Rheinische Friedrisch-Wilhems-Univerität Bonn, subject "Smoking in the Ottoman Empire, from Kurdistan to Algeria. Clay pipes: identity marker and instrument of sociability," dir. Véronique François (LA3M, Aix-en- Provence) & Bethany Walker (Islamic Archaeology Unit, Bonn), Member of Bonn International Graduate School, Oriental and Asian Studies

University Diploma, Archives and Archives Works, Poitiers University, France

Master's Degree in Humanities (History, Civilisation, Heritage, specialisation ancient worlds), Poitiers University, 2018 thesis: "Les musiciennes des Empires perses," (dir. Philippe Mainterot & Alexandre Vincent, Herma), 2019 thesis: "Étude préliminaire des pipes ottomanes de la région du Khabur-Est, l'exemple de Bassetki et Muqable," (dir. Séverine Lemaître, Herma)    

Erasmus, Eberhard Karl Universität Tübingen, Germany, Philosophische Fakultät, Voderasiatische Archäologie

Bachelor's Degree in Humanities (Art History & Archaeologie), Poitiers University, France

since 2021
Research Associate, Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies

Research Assistant, Muqable Project, Frankfurt University, Germany

Research Assistant, Qatna Project, Tübingen University, Germany

Research Assistant, Ceramic Specialist, Kugamid Project, Dohuk, Kurdistan, Iraq

Research Assistant, Trench Supervisor, Al-Khashbah, Ash Sharqiyah Region, Oman, dir. Conrad Schmidt (IANES Tübingen)

Research Assistant , Trench Supervisor, Muqable III, Bassetki A & C, Kurdistan, Iraq, dir. Peter Pfälzner & Ivana Pulijz (KUGAMID, IANES Tübingen)

Aide à la Mobilité Internationale (AMI), Institut Français du Proche-Orient (IFPO) Département des études arabes, médiévales et modernes, Beirut, Lebanon

  • 2021. "Destruction et trafic illicite des biens culturels en Irak: l'exemple de Khorsabad," In Patrimoine d'Orient. Online publications. Open access 
  • 2021. "Ottoman 'prestigious' smoking pipes from the Museum of Boulogne-sur-mer, France," In Ceramics from Islamic Lands. Victoria & Albert Museum. London, UK.
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