G. Boykov

Grigor Boykov, PhD (Principal Researcher)

Grigor Boykov obtained his PhD in Ottoman history from Bilkent University in 2013. His research interest and publications focus on demographic and socio-economic history of the Ottoman Balkans, Ottoman urbanism and architectural history, history of the Islamic pious foundations in Ottoman and independent Bulgaria. He has been part of several digital initiatives among which the Digital Archive and Library of the Zograf monastery and a Historical Gazetteer of Ottoman Bulgaria. CV_Grigor Boykov

M. E. Kabadayi

M. Erdem Kabadayı, PhD (Project Adviser)

After obtaining his BSc (Middle East Technical University, Ankara) and MSc in Economics (University of Vienna), he gained his PhD from the University of Munich in 2008. Until 2005 Kabadayı has mainly worked on economic, financial and labour history of the Ottoman Empire. Within the UrbanOccupationsOETR he is pursuing his academic career further as an economic historian focusing on the Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey. CV_Erdem Kabadayı

P. Gerrits

Piet Gerrits (Advanced GIS Technics Training)

Piet received his undergraduate degree in Archaeology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam in 2015. The usage of GIS and spatial analyses to gain knowledge about past societies has also become a primary field of interest for which he obtained the National Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Minor in the Netherlands. He is in his final year as an MA student at Koç University. While doing his MA at Koç University, he joined the team of The UrbanOccupationsOETR project. In this project, he is using his GIS skills to geo-reference 19th and 20th century maps, visualize census data, and create Multi-modal network datasets including Ottoman naval and land routes. CV_Piet Gerrits

N. Rakovski

Nikola Rakovski (Research Fellow)

Nikola Rakovski has obtained a BA and MA degrees in history from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria, and is currently a PhD student at Koç University, Turkey. His academic interests focus on nation building processes in the Balkans in 19th century with particular emphasis on institutional change, problems of political representation, and formation of national identities. CV_Nikola Rakovski