Department of History

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  • Tuna Artun
  • Assistant Professor of History
  • Degree: Ph.D., Princeton University
  • Rutgers : At Rutgers since 2012
  • Specialty: Early Modern Ottoman Empire: History of Science
  • Email:
  • Office: 002A Van Dyck Hall
  • Phone: 848-932-8502
  • Research Interests: I am a historian of the late medieval and early modern Middle East and Balkans. My work deals with the social and cultural history of knowledge in the Ottoman world, with a particular focus on alchemy. As a researcher, I have a variety of other interests, including Byzantine history, natural and occult sciences in the Greco-Islamic tradition, and Sufism. I am currently turning my dissertation, which studied the production of alchemical knowledge in the long-seventeenth century, into a book manuscript.

Upcoming Events

Thu Sep 23 @12:00PM - 01:30PM
Slavery + Freedom Studies Working Group: A Virtual Book Talk w/ Jessica Marie Johnson
Tue Sep 28 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Elaine LaFay: RCHA Seminar
Fri Oct 01 @ 9:30AM - 02:00PM
Allen Howard: High School Teachers Institute
Tue Oct 05 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Jennifer Trowbridge: RCHA Seminar
Wed Oct 06 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Faculty Meeting
Wed Oct 06 @ 1:10PM - 04:10PM
Akeel Bilgrami: Center for Cultural Analysis

General Inquiries

Live Chat Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • 9:00am-12:30pm
  • 1:30pm-4:00pm



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