Cemal Kafadar

Cemal Kafadar

Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies

On Leave - AY 2016-2017

Prof. Kafadar is interested in the social and cultural history of the Middle East and southeastern Europe in the late medieval/early modern era. He teaches courses on Ottoman history, urban space, travel, popular culture, history and cinema. His latest publications include “How Dark is the History of the Night, How Black the Story of Coffee, How Bitter the Tale of Love: the Changing Measure of Leisure and Pleasure in Early Modern Istanbul” and “Evliya Celebi in Dalmatia: an Ottoman Traveler’s Encounters with the Arts of the Franks.” 

Selected Publications

  • "The Question of Ottoman Decline" in Harvard Middle East and Islamic Review (1999)
  • Between Two Worlds: The Construction of the Ottoman State (1995)
  • Suleiman the Second and His Time edited with Halil Inalcik (1993)

Contact Information

Robinson Hall
Room l-01
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-5389