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Nebahat Avcioglu

Professor of Art History

Nebahat Avcioglu received her BA in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University, and her PhD from the University of Cambridge, Department of History of Art. She has held several Post-Doctoral and Research Fellowships, notably at Harvard University (Aga Khan Fellow), Dumbarton Oaks, Oxford University (Barakat Trust Fellow) and Columbia University (Institute for Scholars at Reid Hall in Paris). Before joining Hunter College in August 2011 she taught at the University of Cambridge as a Newton Trust and Barakat Trust Lecturer, at University of Manchester and Sciences-Po Paris, as well as at MIT as Visiting Professor.

Prof. Avcioglu specialises in Islamic art and architecture with a particular emphasis on Ottoman/European cultural encounters. Her research interests center on dissemination and transformation of forms and cultures, theories of artistic contact, and socio-political aspects of the history of architecture from the early seventeenth century to the present. Her publications focus on imperialism, art and travel, the Enlightenment and exoticism, nineteenth century Orientalism in architecture, post-classical Istanbul and modern and contemporary mosques in Europe. Currently she is preparing a critical reader on the Islamic city and planning an exhibition and a catalogue on costume albums in collaboration with colleagues and students from a variety of disciplines.

Prof. Avcioglu offers graduate and undergraduate courses on Approaches to Islamic Art and Cultures; The Islamic City; Cultural Contacts between the Ottoman Empire and Europe; Orientalism and the Post-colonial Object; and Research Methods.




Turquerie and the Politics of Representation, 1737-1876, Ashgate Publishers, 2011.  

Globalising Cultures. Art and Mobility in the Eighteenth Century (ed. with B. Flood), special issue, Ars Orientalis vol. 39, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 2011.



"Kiosque" in 1740, Un abrégé du monde. Savoir et collections autour de Dezallier d'Argenville: ed. Anne Lafont, Editions Fage, 2012.

'The Turkish Bath in the West' in Bathhouses in Anatolia and Beyond: Architecture, History and Imagination, ed. Nina Ergin, Peeters Publishers, Leuven, 2011, pp. 267-304.

'Stanislas en Grand Seigneur, ou le Turban et la Couronne', Turqueries et autres chinoiseries. L'Exotisme en Lorraine au XVIIIè siècle, Exhibition catalogue, Château de Lunéville, 2009, pp. 20-26.

'The Contemporary Mosque: "in what style should we build"' in The Mosque Manifesto, the emancipation of a building in the West, eds. Ergün Erkoçu and Cihan Bugdac, Amsterdam, March, 2009, pp. 44-60.

'Voyages du style : récits visuels et orientalisme en Angleterre à l'époque des Lumières' in Les Orientalismes en architecture à l'épreuve des savoirs, eds. Mercedes Volait and Nabila Oulebsir, Editions Picard/Collection INHA, Paris, 2009, pp. 131-154.

'19. yuzyil. Osmanli saraylari ve emperialismin son goreysel cabalari '[Nineteenth century Ottoman palace and the visual discourse of imperial representation] in Dolmabahce Palace 150 years old, Istanbul, 2008 (in Turkish), pp. 118-130.

'Istanbul: The palimpsest city in search of its architext', RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics, vol. 53/54 (Spring and Autumn, 2008), pp. 188-208.

'Form-as-Identity: The Mosque in the West' Cultural Analysis (published also electronically), vol. 6, February 2008, pp. 91-112,

'A Palace of One's Own: Stanislas I's (1677-1766) Turkish Kiosks and the idea of Self-Representation', Art Bulletin, vol. 85 no. 4 (December 2003) pp. 662-684.

'Ahmed I and the Allegories of Tyranny in the Frontispiece to George Sandys's Relation of a Journey Anno. Dom.1610', Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Culture of the Islamic World, Brill, 18 (September 2001) pp. 203-226.

'David Urquhart and the Role of Travel Literature in the Introduction of Turkish Baths to Victorian England', in Interpreting the Orient: Travellers in Egypt and the Near East, eds. Paul and Janet Starkey (Ithaca Press: 2001) pp. 69-81.

'Constructions of Turkish Baths as a Social Reform for Victorian Society: the Case of the Jermyn Street Hammam' in The Hidden Iceberg of Architectural History. Papers from the Annual Symposium of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, eds., Colin Cunningham and James Anderson, (London: 1998) pp. 59-78.


Book and Exhibition Reviews

double book review: Mary D. Sheriff ed., Cultural Contact and the Making of European Art Since the Age of Exploration (University of North Carolina  Press, 2010), and Michael North ed., Artistic and Cultural Exchanges Between Europe and Asia, 1400-1900: Rethinking Markets, Workshops and Collections (Ashgate Publishing Company, 2010), in Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient / Journal d'Histoire Economique et Sociale de l'Orient (JESHO), 54 (2011) 270-374.

Gulru Necipoglu, The Age of Sinan: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire, (Princeton University: 2006), in (published electronically by the College Art Association), 9 December 2006.

Turks: A journey of a thousand years 600-1600, ed., David J. Roxburgh, (Royal Academy of Arts: 2005) in (published electronically by the College Art Association), 6 June 2005.

Debra Higgs Strickland Saracens, Demons, and Jews: Making Monsters in Medieval Art, (Princeton University Press: 2003) in Journal of Semitic Studies, vol. L. no. 1, Spring 2005, pp. 236-238.

Roger Benjamin, Orientalist Aesthetics: Art, Colonialism, & French North Africa, 1880-1930 (University of California Press: April 2003) in The Art Newspaper, May 2003.

Rosamond E. Mack, Bazaar to Piazza: Islamic Trade and Italian Art, 1300-1600, (University of California Press: 2001) in The Art Newspaper, May 2002, p. 36.


Work in Progress

Art and Identity in Venice and its Territories (ed. with E. Jones) Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming.

Cultural Transfer and Early Modern Art Theories (ed. with Vicky Avery) Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming.

The Islamic City. A Critical Reader, in progress.

The Contemporary Mosque: A Cross-Cultural Analysis, in progress.

'Towards a new typology of Modern and Contemporary Mosque in Europe including Russia and Turkey' in Cambridge World History of Religious Architecture, eds. Hasan-Uddin Khan and Cynthia Robinson, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2013.

'The Mosque and the City' in Public Controversies around Islam in Europe, ed. Nilüfer Göle, forthcoming, 2012.

'Le Hammam: a case of cultural rivalry between Paris and London', in Paris/London-Londres/Paris, eds. Dana Arnold and Jean-Louis Cohen, forthcoming, 2012.


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Upcoming Events
Event Thomas Hunter Projects Presents Jean Chiang Thomas Hunter Project Space, located in the basement of the Thomas Hunter Building,
Sep 15, 2014
Event Another Place 205 Hudson Street Gallery Hunter College MFA Campus New York, NY 10013,
Sep 17, 2014
Event KPF Presents Robin Winters Room 202 MFA Studios 205 Hudson Street,
Sep 30, 2014
Event GEGO AND GERD LEUFERT: A DIALOGUE The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery Hunter West Building 68th Street Campus,
Oct 02, 2014
Event Ryan Mcnamara Performance room 202, flex space at 205 Hudson Hunter MFA Building ,
Oct 08, 2014
Event Sol Lewitt film viewing Hunter North Room 1527 (68th Street Campus),
Oct 10, 2014
Event MFA Open Forum Meeting 205 Hudson Flex Space,
Oct 15, 2014
Event Hunter MFA & BFA Open Studios Hunter College MFA Building 205 Hudson Street, New York, New York,
Oct 17, 2014
Event Hunter MFA & BFA Open Studios Hunter MFA Building, 205 Hudson Street, New York, New York,
Oct 18, 2014
Event MFA Doctors' Hours 205 Hudson Art Office, New York, New York,
Oct 20, 2014
Event Goldberg Visiting Curator: Ann Goldstein Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue NYC,
Oct 28, 2014
Event MFASO Presents Walker Waugh Flex Space Hunter MFA Building 205 Hudson Street New York NY,
Oct 29, 2014
Event Cisneros Visiting Critic Roberto Amigo Kossak Lecture Hall 15th Floor Hunter North, 68th Street Hunter College,
Nov 05, 2014
Event Cisneros Visiting Artist Leandro Katz Hunter MFA Building 205 Hudson, New York, NY,
Nov 13, 2014
Event MFA Doctors' Hours 205 Hudson Art Office, New York, New York,
Dec 01, 2014
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