Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy Campus Nişantepe District, Orman Street, 34794 Çekmeköy - İSTANBUL

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Assistant Professor, Ottoman Cultural History


History and Cultural Studies, Turcology, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universitaet Berlin, 2015


Department of History, Boğaziçi University, 2008


Department of History, Middle East Technical University, 2003

High School

Çanakkale İbrahim Bodur Anadolu Lisesi, 1998

Research Areas

 The early modern Ottoman world, Ottoman cosmography tradition, sacred spaces and collective memory


Dr. Feray Coskun obtained her B.Sc. from Middle East Technical University, Department of History in 2003, M.A. in History from Boğaziçi University in 2008, and Ph.D. in History and Cultural Studies from Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin in 2015. After completing her Ph.D. she was a visiting scholar at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient. Before teaching at Özyeğin University, she taught courses on the early modern history of Ottoman Empire at Freie Universität Berlin.

Her dissertation “Sanctifying Ottoman Istanbul: The Shrine of Abū Ayyūb al-Anṣārī” concentrates on the symbolic importance of the shrine in Ottoman Istanbul and its relation with Ottoman power practices and religious rituals. 

Recently, she has been involved in the ERC Project “Geographies and Histories of the Ottoman Supernatural Tradition” in collaboration with Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas in Heraklion, Crete. The project explores Ottoman notions and belief systems concerning the “supernatural” and aims to contribute Ottoman intellectual and cultural history.