Prof. Edhem Eldem

Gastwissenschaftler (München), Februar 2015

Edhem Eldem is a professor at the Department of History of Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, and has taught as visiting professor at Berkeley, Harvard, at the EHESS, EPHE, and ENS in Paris, and has been a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. He has worked on the Levant trade, Ottoman funerary epigraphy, the socio-economic development of Istanbul, the Ottoman Bank, archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, and late Ottoman first-person narratives and biographies.

Among his publications are French Trade in Istanbul in the Eighteenth Century (1999); The Ottoman City between East and West: Aleppo, Izmir and Istanbul (with D. Goffman and B. Masters, 1999); A History of the Ottoman Bank (1999); Pride and Privilege. A History of Ottoman Orders, Medals and Decorations (2004); Death in Istanbul. Death and its Rituals in Ottoman-Islamic Culture (2005); Consuming the Orient (2007); Un Ottoman en Orient. Osman Hamdi Bey en Irak, 1869-1871 (2010), Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914 (with Z. Bahrani and Z. Çelik, 2011).


Boğaziçi University
Department of History
34342 Bebek/İstanbul