İrem Yıldız


St Antony's College


DPhil Oriental Studies

Thesis Title:

Blindness in Late Ottoman State and Society

Supervised by Professor Eugene Rogan


Educational Background:

M.A. Istanbul Bilgi University, Cultural Studies

B.A. Bilkent University, Archeology and Art History

Research Interests:

Disability Studies, Medical Humanities, Cultural Studies

Recent Publications and/or Conferences:

December 2021 - "Spectacle of the Blind Beggar in Ottoman Istanbul: Disability in the Urban Setting during the Late Nineteenth Century" Ugh! Disgust, Repugnant Matters and the Construction of Difference, c. 1700-1900, Department of History at Universität Rostock.

November 2021 - "Blindness and Begging" 2021 Disability History Month Workshop, Faculty of History, University of Oxford.


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