Director, Centre for Urban Studies, Istanbul Sehir University
Yunus Uğur completed his BA degree at Boğaziçi University, Department of Sociology in 1999, and received his MA degree in the History Department at the same university with a thesis entitled: “The Ottoman Court Records and the Making of ‘Urban History’, with Special Reference to Mudanya Sicils (1645-1800)" (2001). He completed the doctorate program of the same department with the dissertation titled "The Historical Interaction of the City with its Mahalles: Ottoman Edirne in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries". From 2003 to 2004 he worked at New York Binghamton University in the History Department as a researcher. His area of interest covers urban history, Ottoman urban history, urban topography, social spaces and neighborhoods. Uğur has written articles and book reviews that cover topics such as the relation between historiography and historical sources (sicils), the development of Ottoman urban historiography and 17th-18th century Ottoman historiography. Since 2003 he has acted as director for Center for Turkish Studies (TAM) at the Foundation for Sciences and Arts. He is the publishing director of the Turkish Studies Review (TALID) and was editor for the journal’s special issue, Turkish Urban History. He was in Berlin as a sabbatical leave from Sept. 2016 to Sep. 2017. He is a faculty member of History Department at Istanbul Sehir University and Director of Centre for Urban Studies. He completed recently a project, supported by TUBITAK, entitled "Typologies and an Atlas of the Ottoman Cities (1450-1700)". He is now studying a new project supported by TUBITAK entitled "Mapping the Ottoman Cities: Socio-Spatial Conjunctions and Distinctiveness (1520-1540)"