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
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  • 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

Mon Apr 03 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Susan Grayzel: Rutgers British Studies Center
Tue Apr 04 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Halide Velioglu: RCHA Seminar
Thu Apr 06 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
2023 Phi Alpha Theta Initiation Ceremony
Fri Apr 07 @ 8:00AM - 06:30PM
45th Annual Susman Graduate Student Conference
Tue Apr 11 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Anna Richey: RCHA Seminar
Tue Apr 11 @ 5:00PM - 06:30PM
Francine Hirsch: Bonnie G. Smith Lecture in European History


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