Prof. Dr. Filiz Yenişehirlioğlu

Style of Art : Academic / art historian
Branch of Art : Ottoman Art, Ottoman architecture, Ottoman ceramic art, popular culture
Art Profile :

Dr. Filiz Yenişehiroğlu is a faculty member at the Department of Art History of Koç University. After studying at American College for Girls in Istanbul from 1959 to 1968, she studied at University of Sorbonne in Paris in 1968-1972. In the same time, she also studied Art History at her alma mater. She pursued her study in Islam and Archeology at the University of Paris IV between 1971 and 1973. She continued her doctoral degree in Islamic Art and Archeology at the University of Paris IV in 1973-1976, and received her doctorate at the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 1981. Dr. Yenişehirlioğlu served as an Assistant Professor at Hacettepe University from 1976 to1985. In 1986, she went to the US, and worked as a visiting scholar in the Aga Khan Program of Islamic and Architecture at Harvard University. She received her Professorship in 1990 and served as Professor of History of Ottoman Art and Architecture at Hacettepe University until 1995. From 1995 to 1998, she went to the UK and worked as a Mustafa Kemal Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Cambridge; and as a visiting fellow at Lucy-Cavendish College in Cambridge. After returning to Turkey, Prof. Yenişehirlioğlu continued teaching in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art at Hacettepe University until 2003. She was a Founding Dean and the Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Chairperson of the Visual Arts and Design Department, and the Director of Culture and Art Research Centre at Başkent University in 2003-2008. She then worked as Chairperson of History of Art and Museum Studies Department (2008-2009) and Professor of History of Art in the Faculty of Fine Arts Design and Architecture (2009-2013) at Başkent University.

Prof. Dr. Yenişehirlioğlu has attended and lectured at many international congresses and symposiums. She has numerous publications, and has participated in research and international meetings on Turkish and Islamic art. Dr. Yenişehirlioğlu has received several awards including Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Letters (French Ministry of Culture, 1991), the “Adelaide Ristori” award given in Rome to Women of Recognition in their careers (Rome, 1992), “Scientific Recognition” of Hacettepe University Senate for Scientific Work (Ankara, 1992), and the “Europa Nostra Diploma” Award (together with the Foundation of Laussance Emigrants) (EU, 2006). Currently, Prof. Dr. Yenişehirlioğlu teaches at Koç University. She also serves as director of Vehbi Koç Ankara Studies Research and Application Center in Ankara.

New Perspectives in Turkish Studies. Edited by Filiz Yenişehirlioğlu and Bülent Gökay. TASG Special Issue, 1998.
Custom’s Union: Turkey and Europe. Edited by Filiz Yenişehirlioğlu and Bülent Gökay. Cambridge International Affairs Journal, 1996.
Türkiye Avrupa’nin Neresinde? (Where is Turkey in Europe?). Edited by Filiz Yenişehirlioğlu and Bülent Gökay. Ankara: Ayraç, 1997.
Mersin Evleri (Domestic Architecture in Mersin). (With Fatih Müderrisoglu and Suat Alp). Ankara: Ministry of Culture Publications, l996.
Sanata Giris ve Estetik (Introduction to Art and Aesthethics). (with Sahin Yenisehirlioglu and Sitki Erinç. Open University Publications, no.274. Eskisehir, 1995.
Works of Architect Sinan: Drawings by Ali Saim Ülgen. (with Emre Madran) Turkish Historical Society Publications, 2 vols. Ankara, 1989.
Ottoman Architectural Works Outside of Turkey. Ankara: Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1989.
Les grandes lignes de l′évolution du programme décoratif en céramique des edifices ottomans au cours du XVIème siècle. Ankara: Ataturk Cultural Center Publications, Gleanings from Turkish Culture series, no.5, 1985.

Selected Articles:
"Continuity and Change in Nineteenth Century Istanbul: Sultan Abdülaziz and the Beylerbeyi Palace". In Islamic Art in the 19th century. Edited by Abouseif-Vernoit. Leiden–Boston: Brill publications, 2006. pp.57-89.
"Local Heritage,Memory and Oral History." In The Mediterranean World (The Idea, The Past and Present). Istanbul, 2006. pp. 233-279.
"L’Archéologie Historique de l’Empire Ottoman." In Turcica. Tome 37, 2005, pp.245-265.
"Architectural Patronage of Ayan Families in Anatolia.". In Provincial Elites in the Ottoman Empire, Halycon Days in Crete V. Crete University Press, 2005. pp. 321-343.
"Common Cultural Heritage." In Common Cultural Heritage. Istanbul, 2005, pp.24-29.
"Ottoman Ceramics in European Context." In Honor of Michel Rogers, Muqarnas, Volume XXI, 2004, pp. 373-382.
"Archeology in Istanbul and the Excavations at Tekfur Palace." In Byzantine and Ottoman Istanbul in the 15th century. University of Istanbul, 2004.
"Mersin Evleri, Sırtı Dağ, Yüzü Deniz." In Mersin. Istanbul, 2004. pp.177-191.
"The formation of an Ottoman city in the 19th century: a case study of Mersin: Centre or periphery." In Arab Provincial Capitals in the Late Ottoman Empire. Beiruter Texte und Studien. Band 88. Beirut: German Oriental Institute, 2003. pp. 253-274.
"Domestic Architecture in the Ottoman Empire, Beiruti Houses in Mersin: New Urban Forms and Expressions in the Nineteenth Century." In La Maison Beyroutine aux Trois Arcs. sous la direction scientifique de Michael F. Davie, Beirut, Tours, 2003, pp. 277-317.
"Tekfur Sarayı Çini Fırınları Kazısı 1995-2002." In 24. Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı. 1. Cilt, Ankara: T.C. Kültür Bakanlığı, Anıtlar ve Müzeler Genel Müdürlüğü Yayını, 2003. pp. 329-344.
"The Image of Turkey in British Newspapers: A Case Study of Musa’s and Sarah’s Love Story." In The Image of the Turk in Europe: 1923-1990. Istanbul: Boğaziçi University Press, 2000, pp. 87-92.
"Söğüt: Osmanlı Beyliğinin Kuruluşu ve Tarihi Coğrafyanın Düzenlenmesi (Söğüt: The formation of the Ottoman Beylicat and the Reorganisation of Historical Geography) In Tarih Yazımında Yeni Yaklaşımlar. 2 cilt. Istanbul: Türkiye Ekonomik ve Toplumsal Tarih Vakfı Yayını, 2000. pp. 92-113.
"The Republican Ethic and the Family Album: Collecting and Art Historical Research in Turkey, 1923-1950." In Discovering Islamic Art: Collections and Collectors. London: I.B. Taurus, 2000. pp. 182-193.
"Together with."(with Günsel Renda, Gönül Tankut and Yıldırım Yavuz) In 700 Years of Ottoman Heritage. Ankara: Dış İşleri Bakanlığı Yayını, 2000.
"Decontextualising and Recontextualising Ottoman Cultural Heritage in Post- Ottoman Nation States." In Heritage, Multi-Culturalism and Tourism. Istanbul: Bogaziçi University Press, 1999 vol.I. pp. 119-142.
"Ceramics: Intercourse between Italy and the Ottoman Empire." In Memory, History and Critique: European Identity at the Millennium. (CD-ROM) MIT Press, 1998.
"Istanbul-Tekfur Sarayı Osmanlı Çini Fırınları ve Eyüp Çömlekçiler Mahallesi Yüzey Araştırmaları (Survey of the Ottoman Ceramic Kiln in Tekfur Sarayi in Istanbul and Survey of the Potters′ Quarter in Eyüp)." In Reports on Excavations and Research. Turkish Ministry of Culture Publications, 1995. pp. 535-566.
"Tiles Samples from the Dome of the Rock and their 20th century Restorations." In Proceedings of the 7th International Congress of Turkish Art. Warsaw: Polish Scientific Publishers,1993, p.267-280.
"Concept of Image.” In Identity, Marginality and Space, Sanart. Ankara, 1992. pp. 113-124.
"500 years together, Ottoman Architecture in the Balkans." In Turkey. Izmir: Academia Publications, 1992. pp.29-36.
"l′Architecture domestique ottomane: évolution historique et étude de deux examples situés  à Istanbul." In l′Habitat traditionnel dans les pays musulmans autour de la Méditérrannée. vol. 4, le Caire: Institut Français d′Archéologie Orientale, 1990. pp. 665-714.
"Les revêtments de céramique islamiques: les formes crées dans l′espace ou l′espace crées par des formes." In Islamic Art, Common Principles, Forms and Themes. Damascus, 1989. pp. 199-210.
"La céramique glaçurée de Gülpinar." In Bulletin de Correspondance Héllénique. suppl. XVIII. Athens, 1989. pp. 303-315.
"Les revêtements de céramiques dans les édifices de Diyarbakir." In Ars Turcica. Akten des VI. Internationalen Kongresses für Türkische Kunst. Munchen, 1987. pp. 368-382.
"Une source documentaire pour l′histoire de l′art ottoman: La Patrie, Journal Ottoman publié en Français." In l′Empire Ottoman, La Republique de Turquie et la France, varia Turcica. Istanbul, 1986. pp. 359-67.
"Le VII. Congres International d′Art Turc et la Pologne." In Travaux et Recherches en Turquie, Collection Turcica. IV. Paris, 1984. pp.274-278.
"Western Influences on the Ottoman Architecture in the 18th Century." In Das Osmanische Reich und Europa 1683 bis 1789: Konflikt, Entspannung und Austausche. Vienna, 1983. pp. 153-178.
"l′Emploie de la brique sur les façades des édifices byzantins et ottomans aux XIV-XV ème siècles." In XVI. International Byzantinisten Kongress. Ahten Bd. 11/5, Vienna, 1982. pp.322-337.
"Les peintres Turcs à Paris." In La Turquie et la France à l′époque d′Atatürk, Varia Turcica I. Paris, 1981. pp.191-197.


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