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Tülay ArtanFaculty of Arts and Social SciencesFaculty Member(216) 483

Faculty Member


- B.Arch. and M.Arch. Department of Architecture, Middle East Technical University (METU), 1980, 1982, respectively
- Ph.D. in History, Theory and Criticism, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (USA), 1989.

Areas of Interest

Historiography; prosopographic studies of the Ottoman elite; applications of Ottoman law and its impact on social/family life; Ottoman households, material culture, consumption history and standards of living; 17th -18th century Ottoman and Middle Eastern history in comparative perspective; comparative study of 16th -18th century art, architecture, and culture.


Social and Economic History Foundation in Turkey, Founding Member.

Book Section / Chapter
Publications Prior to SU


"18. Yüzyılda Yönetici Elitin Saltanatın Meşruiyet Arayışına Katılımı”, Toplum ve Bilim 83, 1999/2000, 292-321.

"The Kadırga Palace Shrouded by the Mists of Time", Turcica XXI, 1994, 55-124.

 "Boğaziçi'nin Çehresini Değiştiren Soylu Kadınlar ve Sultanefendi Sarayları”, Istanbul Dergisi III, October 1992, 109-118

"Noble Women Who Changed the Face of the Bosphorus and the Palaces of the Sultanas", in Biannual Istanbul I, January 1993, 87-97.

"From Charismatic Rulership to Collective Rule : Introducing Materials on Wealth and Power of Ottoman Princesses in the Eighteenth Century", Toplum ve Ekonomi IV, 1993, 53-94.

“Mahremiyet : Mahrumiyet'in Resmi” (Privacy : The Sister Image of Deprivation), Defter 20, İstanbul, Summer 1993.

“Topkapı Sarayı’nda Bulunan Bir Grup Mimari Çizimin Düşündürdükleri” (Afterthoughts on a Series of Architectural Drawings from the Topkapı Palace Archives), Topkapı Sarayı Yıllığı  V, İstanbul,1992.

Papers in Conference Proceedings:

"Problems Relating to the Social History Context of Acquisition and Possession of Books as Part of Collections of Objets d'Art in the 18th Century",, Geneva, 1999.

"Periods and Problems of Ottoman (Women's) Patronage on the Via Egnatia", in Via Egnatia Under Ottoman Rule, 1380-1699 (Halcyon Days in Crete II. A Symposium Held in Rethymnon, 9-11 January 2000), ed. Elizabeth Zacharidou, Rethymnon, 1996, 19-43.

"In the Tracks of A Lost Palace", Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Turkish Art  23-27 September 1991, Istanbul, 1996, 197-202.                               

"Early 20th Century Maps and 18th-19th Century Court Records : Sources for a Combined Reconstruction of Urban Continuity on the Bosphorus", Environmental Design : Journal of the Islamic Environmental Design  Research Center , n.13-14/1993 (Proceedings of the Symposium "La città Islamica attraverso i catasti.Strumenti per la riconstruzione del processo tipologica", 5-7 July 1991), ed. Attilio Petrocelli, Roma, 1996, 96-111.

 "Gender Problems of Legalism and Political Legitimation in the Ottoman Empire", in Proceedings of the Sixieme congres international d'histoire économique et  sociale de l'empire Ottoman et de la Turquie (1326-1960), 1-4 June 1992, ed. Daniel Panzac, Aix-en-Provence, 1995, 169-180.


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