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Merih Erol

Merih Erol History Department, Boğaziçi University
Turkey
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Modernist and Nationalist Discourses in Turkish and Greek Musicological Traditions in the first half of the twentieth century
Regimes of Historicity and Discourses of Modernity and Identity, 1900-1945, in East-Central, Southeastern and Northern Europe

Brief Information

Merih Erol is a doctoral student at the History Department, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (2003-present). Her PhD research topic is Cultural Identifications of the Ottoman Greeks: Discourse on Music in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries. She has received her MA degree at the Sociology Department, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (2001), and further specialised at the History and Archeology Department, University of Crete, Greece (Erasmus Program: 2004-2005). Her academic interests are in the fi elds of the Greek Orthodox middle classes of nineteenthcentury Istanbul, the Turkish speaking Greek-Orthodox populations of the Ottoman Empire, ecclesiastical music in the Greek diaspora of the Central and Eastern Europe, national discourses in the Balkans, and the cultural history of South Eastern Europe. She held a teaching assistantship in humanity and society at Sabancı University (2001-2002).

Merih Erol has held various native and international scholarships, including from the Alexandre S. Onassis Public Benefi t Foundation (Research Fellowship for Foreign PhD candidates, 2004-2005), the American Research Institute in Turkey (2006), ARIT, W.D.E. Coulson & Toni Cross Aegean Exchange Program (2007), the Boğaziçi University Foundation (Zeynep-Ayşe Birkan Scholarship, 2007), as well as a DAAD Fellowship (Programme for Kooperative Promotionsförderung, 2007-2008). She has been participating in a research project on The non-State Actors of the Turkish-Greek Reconciliation Process since the 1970, launched by the French Institute for Anatolian Studies, Boğaziçi University and the Ecole Française d'Athènes (EFA) within the frame of the Ramses Research Network, and published papers in Turkish and Greek journals and conference editions. She has alsocontributed to The Encyclopaedia of Hellenic World (Athens, 2008).

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