Teoman Kenn Küçük

teomankenn.kucuk[at]unina.it

PhD in: GLOBAL HISTORY AND GOVERNANCE
Ciclo: XXXV

Titolo progetto: JANUS ABROAD: OTTOMAN DIPLOMATIC REFORM AND THE BALANCE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST

Supervisor(s): Mehmet Ö. Alkan and Erik-Jan Zürcher

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  • UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS, MLitt in Legal and Constitutional Studies, September 2019

    Dissertation: Critique of Hans Kelsen’s normative theory and its use of the rational self.

    Centre for Global Constitutionalism, Junior Scholar, 2018-2019

    HARVARD COLLEGE, AB Honours, Concentration in Government, Secondary in History, May 2017

    Honours Thesis: “Imperialism” as a category of ideology defined through “the ecumenical approach”.

    Research Assistant under Dr. Yascha Mounk on The People vs. Democracy , 2016

    4th Middle Eastern Studies Student Association Conference, Guest Speaker 2015

    Research Associate in the Harvard Business School Global Initiative Istanbul Research Centre, 2015

    Research Assistant at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study under Prof. Francesca Orsini, 2013

    My project seeks to examine changes in Ottoman diplomatic practice and perceptions of diplomatic officers vis-à-vis Islamicate states between the 18th and 19th centuries. Taking the formation of the Translation Office and the Hariciye Nezareti as a turning point, diplomatic documents from before and after will be compared to determine changing patterns in diplomatic appointments and changing attitudes of diplomatic appointees in Muslim states. How the bureaucratisation, modernisation and/or Westernisation project of the early-19th century reforms impacted attitudes towards non-Western states will allow us insight into the story of how the Early Modern globalisation of the Islamicate ecumene transformed in the face of the expanding Western globalisation.