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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Shirine T. Hamadeh
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Art History
 
e-mail:shirine@rice.edu
 
  • B.Arch. Architecture (1984) American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • M.Arch. in Urban Design Architecture (1987) Rice University, Houston, Tx
  • Ph.D. Architecture (History, Theory & Criticism Program) (1999) MIT, Cambridge, MA
 
Primary Department
   Department of Art History
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Research Areas
 Ottoman architectural and urban history
 
Islamic / Ottoman art & architectural history
 Research interest in urban and architectural expressions of Ottoman modernity; artistic exchanges between the Ottomans and Europe; definitions of modernity outside the western world; issues of westernization and modernization in the 18th and 19th century Islamic world; 18th century material culture in the Ottoman empire; interface between art, architecture and poetry in the early modern Ottoman empire.
 
research statement
 Besides research focus on Ottoman visual culture and processes of modernity, interested in and teach courses on artistic exchanges between the Muslim world and Europe, 19th-century colonial cities and orientalist painting and literature.
 
research statement
 Besides research focus on Ottoman visual culture and processes of modernity, interested in and teach courses on artistic exchanges between the Muslim world and Europe, 19th-century colonial cities and orientalist painting and literature.
 

urban and architectural history of the Ottoman Empire and the Muslim Mediterranean, the public space and experiences of modernity in Ottoman cities, and the circulation of visual culture between the Ottoman, European, Mughal and Safavid Empires.

 
 
Teaching Areas
 Visual cultures in the Muslim world; Ottoman architectural and urban history; Urban history and theory; Artistic Encounters- Europe and Muslim world
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

"Mean Streets: Space and Moral Order in Early Modern Istanbul," Turcica 44 (2012/2013): 249-277.

 
 Book chapters
 

“Public Sphere in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1650-1950,” in Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture, edited by Gülru Necipoğlu and Finbarr Barry Flood (London: Wiley-Blackwell, projected for 2014). 

 
 Refereed conference papers
 

“Ottoman Aesthetics of Novelty in the 18th Century,” in 14th International Congress of Turkish Art Proceedings / Actes du 14e congrès international des arts turcs (Paris, 2013): 331-337.

 
Creative Works
 Exhibitions - Curated - Istanbul: The City & Its People (course exhibition)
 
 
Presentations
 Invited Papers
 

Stanford University, Department of History, Ottoman Topologies: Spatial Experience in an Early Modern Empire and Beyond conference: “In and Out of Place: The Everyday Spaces of Istanbul’s Migrants, 1720-1840” (May 2014).

 
 

“City of Bachelors: Migrant Workers, Ruffians and Rebels in Early Modern Istanbul,” invited paper delivered at Work, Labor and Local Belonging in Early Modern Global Context Workshop, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin (June 2013).

 
 Invited Talks
 

Oxford University, Center for Islamic Studies: Invited talk “Istanbul: Visual Encounters in the Age of Early Modern Globalization" (Nov. 2014).

 
 

"Delhi to Paris: The Visual World of Ottoman Empire," 2 invited lectures delivered at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston (Sep. 2013).

 
 

Invited lecture on “Bekârhane /Bachelor Houses in Easly Modern Istanbul,” for Fall/Winter lecture series “Reclaiming Istanbul: Public Spaces in Past and Present.” Orient-Institut, Istanbul, 2012.

 
 

“French Scrolls and Mughal Flowers: The Hybrid Visual Idiom of 18th-Century Istanbul.” Invited lecture at CEPT University, School of Architecture, Ahmedabad, India, 2012.

 

 
 

“Novelty and the Architectural Culture of Istanbul in the 18th Century.” Rudelson Lecture, Dartmouth College, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program, 2012.

 

 
 Session Chair
 

Co-organizer of panel on “Innovative Approaches to the Study of Early Modern Ottoman Cities” and paper for same panel titled, “Young and Single in Istanbul: The Social Space of the Bekâr Community.” CIEPO-20 (Comité international des études pré-ottomanes et ottomanes), Rethymno, Crete, 2012.

 

 
Editorial Positions
 Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association. (2014 - 2016)

 Book Review Editor, The Journal of Urban History. (2011 - 2016)

 Member of the Editorial Board, The Journal of Urban History. (2011 - 2016)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Ümit Firat Açikgöz, PhD The Making of Republican Istanbul: Politics of Architecture, Urbanism, and Preservation (1923-1950). (Thesis Director)

 Kyle Sweeney, PhD “Fancying Gothic: Architecture and Society in Normandy, 1480-1520”. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Caroline Olivia Wolf, PhD Isolated Monsters: Transcultured Architecture, Immigrant Patronage and the Crafting of New Identities in Modern Argentina, 1908-1940. (Thesis Director)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Chaire, Institut d'Études de l'Islam et des Sociétés du Monde Musulman, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (May 2016), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (May 2016)

 Humanities Research Center Teaching-Release Fellowship, HRC, Rice University

 NEH / ARIT, (Spring 2010)

 Malcom H. Kerr Dissertation Award in the Humanities, (1999)

 Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship, (1999 – 2000)

 Institute of Turkish Studies, (2000)

 NEH / ARIT, (2000-2001)

 Getty Research Foundation, (2005 - 2006)

 Scott Opler Emerging Scholar, (2004)

 Scott Opler Emerging Scholar Membership, The Society of Architectural Historians (2004)

 Getty Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, (2005-2006)

 Aga Khan Program, MIT Summer Travel Award, (Summer 1991)

 Aga Khan Program, MIT Summer Travel Award, (Summer 1994)

 American Association of University Women International Dissertation Fellowship, (1994-1995)

 Malcom H. Kerr Dissertation Award in the Humanities, Middle East Studies Association (1999)

 Kress / American Research Institute in Turkey Travel Fellowship, (1997)

 1996 Sidney Fisher Prize For Best Graduate Student Paper in Turkish and Ottoman Studies, Turkish Studies Association (1996)

 Association of North American Historians of Islamic Art Student Award, (1996)

 Institute of Turkish Studies, (Summer 2000)

 National Endowment for the Humanities / American Research Institute in Turkey, (2000-2001)

 Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship, (1999-2000)

 Institute of Turkish Studies Dissertation Writing Grant, (1996)

 Historians of Islamic Art Student Travel Grant, (1997)

 Aga Khan Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Aga Khan Program, Harvard University (1998-1999)

 Aga Khan Program Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowship, Harvard University, Department of the History of Art and Architecture (1998-1999)

 Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship in Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks (1999-2000)

 Institute of Turkish Studies Postdoctoral Summer Research Grant, Institute of Turkish Studies (2000-2001)

 NEH / ARIT Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Endowmend for the Humanities & The American Research Institute in Turkey (2000-2001)

 Scott Opler Emerging Scholar Membership, Society of Architectural Historians (2004)

 Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship, Getty Foundation (2005-2006)

 Malcom H. Kerr Dissertation Award in the Humanities, Middle East Studies Association (1999-2000)

 Scott Opler Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Emerging Scholar Membership (2004). , Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2004)

 Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship (Acad. Yr. 2005-06)., Getty Foundation (2005 - 06)

 2004 Scott Opler Fellowship, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2004)

Positions Held
 Alfred Howell Visiting Chair in History, American University of Beirut. (2011 - 2011)