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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: tuna.artun@rutgers.edu
  • 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.