Publications and Presentations


Psychiatry, Space and Time: The Case of an Ottoman Asylum,” Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (JOTSA), 5, No. 1 (Spring 2018), pp. 67-89.

“Micro-Resistance and Space in Fin-de-Siècle Istanbul,” with Ersin Altin, in Culture of Political Protest in Istanbul [Taht Şehri İstanbul’da Siyasi Protesto Kültürü], eds: Yasemin Avci and Umut Karabulut, Libra Publishing House, Istanbul, 2020 (forthcoming, in Turkish).

“Islamist Thought in Contemporary Architectural Discourses,” in Gift to Ugur Tanyeli [Ugur Tanyeli’ne Armagan] eds: Erhan Berat Fındıklı, Işıl Uçman Altınışık, Binat Iletisim & Danısmanlık, Istanbul, 2019.

Prototyping a Temporospatial Simulation Framework: Case of an Ottoman Insane Asylum,” with Augustus Wendell and Ulysee Thompson, presented at 34th Annual eCAADe Conference, Oulu, Finland, August 22-26, 2016; published in Complexity & Simplicity: Proceedings of eCAADe 2016, Vol. 2, 2016, pp. 485-491.

“Book review of Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals, by Christopher Payne”, Journal of Architectural Education 64-1, Fall 2010, 159-161.

“Book review of Making Lahore Modern, by William J. Glover”, Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum 2, Fall 2010.

“Is New York Contagious?,” Arredamento Mimarlik 239, Istanbul, September 2010.

“Sedad Hakki in the International Arena,” Sedad Hakki Eldem II: Retrospective, Istanbul: Ottoman Bank Archive and Research Center, 2009, 286-289.

“Migration” and “Becoming Hybrid/isation,” Becoming Istanbul: An Encyclopedia, Garanti Gallery and Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), 2008, 42-43, 178-179.

“Under the Debris: Islamist Architectural Discourses in Crisis,” Arredamento Mimarlik 100+91, May 2006.

“Reflections on the ‘Oriental Garden’ in Berlin,” Arredamento Mimarlik 100+85, November 2005.

Presentations and Exhibited Work

“Living Beings and Movement in Historical Space: Opportunities in Agent-based Modeling,” CAA Annual Conference 2020, Chicago, February, 12-15 (with Augustus Wendell).

“When the Asylum Catches Cholera: Istanbul, 1893”, 2019 MESA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 14-17, 2019.

“Experiencing Temporalities: Space and Pace in Late Ottoman Istanbul,” (invited talk), Centering Art History & Visual Culture in the Digital Humanities: A Symposium Celebrating 10 Years of the Wired! Lab at Duke (October 17-18, 2019).

“Devotion in Virtual Reality: Rome’s Grottapinta – A Demonstration,” NYCDH Week 2020, Columbia University, February 5, 2020 (with Louis Hamilton and Margarita Vinnikov).

“Unity for Spatial Research: SpatioScholar,” NYCDH Week 2020, NYU, February 7, 2020 (with Augustus Wendell).

“Agent-Based Modeling in Art History: Simulating an Insane Asylum,” presented at the Digital Humanities 2019 Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 9-12, 2019 (with Augustus Wendell).

“SpatioScholar for Art Historians,” workshop conducted at Advanced Topics in Digital Art History: 3D and (Geo)spatial Networks Summer Institute, Venice, Italy, June 3-7, 2019.

“Crossing Paths: Medical Journeys, Imperial Surveys,” (invited talk), 2019 Giorgio Levi Della Vida Award for Excellence in Islamic Studies: Perspectives on French Colonial and Late Ottoman Cultural History, May 30-31, 2019.

“Inventing the Ottoman Hospital as Locale for Medical Knowledge,” presented at Mid-Atlantic Ottoman Studies Workshop March 29-31, 2019.

NJIT Digital Humanities Showcase 2019 (organizer), NJIT, March 6, 2019. (Video)

“Inhabiting the Ottoman Insane Asylum: Modeling in Digital History,” (invited talk), Columbia University Ottoman & Turkish Studies Seminar, November 30, 2018.

“Digital Spatial and Temporal Analysis in Ottoman History” (invited talk), Dissections, Fall 2018: New Directions in Research on the Middle East and North Africa at CUNY Graduate Center, October 17, 2018.

“[AI]stanbul: Schooling the Machine” (with Amy Hoover, Augustus Wendell, and Ersin Altin), 4th International Istanbul Biennial, September 22-November 4, 2018.

“SpatioScholar: Annotating Photogrammetric Models,” presented at Digital Humanities 2018 Conference, Mexico City, Mexico, June 26-29, 2018.

“Modeling Movement: Visualization of Inhabited Space,” presented at Advanced Topics in Digital Art History: 3D and (Geo)spatial Networks Summer Institute, Venice, Italy, June 4-16, 2018.

“Spatio-medical Formation of the Ottoman Imperial Hospitals,” presented at 2018 Society of Architectural Historians Annual International Conference, St. Paul, MN, April 20, 2018.

“Life of an Insane Asylum: A Temporospatial Simulation,” presented at the Digital Humanities Showcase at Rutgers-New Brunswick, NJ, March 27, 2018.

“Temporospatial Analysis in Architectural History: A Digital Approach for Research and Publication” presented at The Digital Publication of Architectural History Workshop at gta at ETH Zurich, February 8-9, 2018.

“Psychiatry, Space and Time: The Case of an Ottoman Asylum” presented at Visual Sources in Late Ottoman History, Columbia University, New York, NY, April 20, 2017. (Podcast)

“Digging the Aboveground: Visual Archeology of an Asylum,” with Augustus Wendell, presented at the Digital Humanities 2016 Conference, Kraków, Poland, July 12-16, 2016.

“The ‘Kepler System’: 10 Years of Digital Outcome Assessment in Architecture, Art and Design Schools,” with John Cays, presented at the AASL Conference, Seattle, WA, March 11, 2016.

“Visualizing Spaces of Madness: An Ottoman Asylum,” with Augustus Wendell, presented at the NYCDH Week (New York City Digital Humanities), New York, NY, February 9, 2016.

“Psychiatric Spaces of Istanbul, 1870-1930,” presented at the Health, Culture and the Human Body Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, September 13, 2014.

“The Visit: Toptasi Asylum, Istanbul, 1911,” presented at the 2014 Society of Architectural Historians Annual International Conference, Austin, TX, April 11, 2014.

“Bodies on the Move: Psychiatric Spaces of Istanbul, 1870-1930,” presented at the JAS-Med 2013 at Harvard University and MIT (Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine), Cambridge MA, October 25-26, 2013.

“’Madmen on Trams:’ Public Transportation and Psychiatry in Istanbul”, presented at the AAG (Association of American Geographers) Conference, New York, February 27, 2012.

“Mental Institutions in Istanbul, 1870-1927,” presented at the MEHAT (Middle East History and Theory) Conference, University of Chicago on May 13-15, 2010.

“Building Sanity: Mental Institutions in Istanbul, 1870-1927,” presented at the University of Washington Turkish and Ottoman Studies Graduate Student Conference on April 15-16, 2010.

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