Assoc. Prof. Şenlik received his BA degree from the department of Turkish Language and Literature at Istanbul University. He later went to Germany on a scholarship and studied at an MA program consisting of General Turkology, Islamic Philology (Arabic & Persian Languages and Literatures) and Islamic Studies at Mainz-Johannes Gutenberg University. At the same university in 2006 he submitted his PhD thesis on compound clauses/sentences in 15th-century Ottoman texts. During his stay in Germany he gave lectures on languages (modern Turkish and German), Ottoman Turkish, Ottoman paleography & calligraphy and traditional Turkish music at several institutions (including the University) in Mainz and Wiesbaden. He later taught Turkish language and culture at Comenius University, Bratislava, for three years. He is currently a faculty member at the department Turkish Language and Literature, Istanbul Medeniyet University. He is also a part-time lecturer at Fatih Sultan Mehmet University.




Fehmi Yılmaz, PhD: Fehmi Yılmaz got his PhD in the Department of History, Marmara University, Istanbul. As a post-doctoral lecturer, he worked in Petersburg University from 2001 to 2004. Working on the field of Ottoman social and economic history, Yılmaz’s studies focus on history of Ottoman agriculture and the Crimean Khanate. Fehmi Yılmaz currently teaches Ottoman history in the Department of History at İstanbul Medeniyet University. He lectured the Ottoman Turkish in 2014 and 2015.




TUNCAY ZORLUTuncay Zorlu, PhD: Tuncay Zorlu got a joint PhD in the Department of History and the Institute of Modern Turkish History, Bosphorus University. Focusing on the Ottoman naval technology and history of Ottoman medicine, Zorlu currently teaches Ottoman history and history of science and technology in Humanities and Social Sciences Department, Istanbul Technical University. He is the author of the book ‘Innovation and Empire in Turkey: Sultan Selim III and the Modernisation of the Ottoman Navy’, London and New York: IB. Tauris Publishers, 2008.



İsmail Hakkı Kadıİsmail Hakkı Kadı, PhD: Having his PhD in the Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University, İsmail Hakkı Kadı completed his post-doctoral research in British Archeological Institute at Ankara. Kadı mainly works on Ottoman social and economic history and Ottoman-Southeastern Asian relations. Kadı teaches Ottoman history in History Department, İstanbul Medeniyet University. Kadı’s recent book “Ottoman and Dutch Merchants in the Eighteenth Century: Competition and Cooperation in Ankara, Izmir, and Amsterdam” was published in 2012 by Brill Publishers, Leiden.



Selim-KarahasanoğluSelim Karahasanoğlu, PhD: Selim Karahasanoğlu completed his PhD in history at State University of New York-Bignhamton. He currently teaches Ottoman history at the History Department of İstanbul Medeniyet University. Karahasanoğlu’s studies focus on eighteenth century Ottoman Empire with specific emphasis on Ottoman culture and society. His recent book “A Judge and His Diary: The Diary of Sadreddinzâde Telhisî Mustafa Efendi, 1711” was published in 2013.




Mehmet Mert Sunar, PhD: Mehmet Mert Sunar got his PhD in History department at State University of New York-Binghamton. He worked in International Relations department in Kocaeli University from 2006 to 2011. Focusing on Ottoman social and military history, Sunar studies Ottoman military institutions, civil-military relations and war time mobilization in the Ottoman Empire. He currently teaches Ottoman military and social history in History department, Istanbul Medeniyet University. He was coordinator of the Summer School  in 2014 and 2015.



FullSizeRender2016-01-13-11-41-04am Şerif Eskin, He graduated from Istanbul University faculty of Turkish department and language in 2009. He took a master degree at same department. He has worked as editor for various broadcast projects for a while. He began working as a research assistant at the department of Turkish language and literature in Fatih Sultan Mehmet University. Now  he has been working on a PhD at the University of Istanbul. He lectured the Modern Turkish in 2015.