Deniz Karakaş

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (Jan 2023-Jun 2023)


Deniz studied history of art and architecture at the State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton and obtained her PhD in 2013. She is currently working on a monograph about the implementation and management of Istanbul’s water infrastructure during the crucial social, cultural, and political changes that mark the history of the Ottoman Empire during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Between 2013 and 2021, Deniz worked as a postdoctoral fellow and instructor at Sabancı University, Turkey and as a visiting assistant professor at several liberal arts colleges and research universities in the US, including Oberlin College, University of Pittsburgh, Middlebury College, and most recently Tulane University. Her publications include “Water for the City,” in A Companion to Early Modern Istanbul (Leiden: Brill, 2021) and “Water Resources Management and Development in Ottoman Istanbul: The 1693 Water Survey and Its Aftermath,” in Istanbul and Water (Leuven: Peeters, 2015). During her time at the MPIWG, Deniz will be part of the Agriculture and the Making of Sciences (1100–1700) Working Group.


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Mastering the Soil and Measuring Flow in Early Modern Istanbul