Semi Ertan

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Semi Ertan

Near Eastern Studies Ph.D. Student

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Department of Near Eastern Studies
    • Armenian Studies Program
  • Fields of Study
    • 17th and 18th century Ottoman Cultural and Intellectual History with a specific interest on the Armenian community
  • About

    Semi Ertan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Near Eastern studies department. Semi was selected as one of the 2009 Turkish Cultural Fellows for his paper, "Urban Cosmopolitan Coexistence in 17th Century Istanbul/ Constantinople through the Intellectual Life of Eremya Chelebi Komurcuyan."

  • Education
    • 2005 M.A., History, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Presentations
    • May 2007, "Berc Turker-Keresteciyan(1870-1949): An Armenian at the Turkish Parliament" in Historical Continuities, Political Responsibilities: Unsettling Conceptual Blind-Spots in Ottoman and Turkish Studies, Graduate Student Conference, New York University
    • October 2007"Trajectories of Cultural Symbiosis in 17th Century Istanbul/Constantinople" in 8th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle
    • November 2009, "Formation of the 'Self' in Eremya Chelebi Komurcuyan's Biographical Accounts?, MESA 2009 Annual Meeting, Boston
  • Language(s) and Proficiency Level(s):
    • Modern Turkish: native
    • Ottoman Turkish: reading
    • English: fluent
    • Modern Western Armenian: advanced
    • Classical Armenian: intermediate, reading
    • French: advanced, reading
    • Russian: elementary
    • German: advanced, reading