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Merve Tekgürler awarded Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship

Merve Tekgürler, a 2023 CESTA Digital Humanities Graduate Fellow and PhD candidate in History has been awarded a 2023-24  Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowships . Their fellowship project,  “Crucible of Empire: Danubian Borderlands and the Making of Ottoman Administrative Mentalities,” uses traditional history methods and computational text analysis to explore a large corpora of primary sources. The Mellon/ACLS Fellowship supports  doctoral students in the formation stage of the dissertation to encourage the development of innovative approaches in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. The program seeks to expand the range of research methodologies, formats, and areas of inquiry traditionally considered suitable for the dissertation, with a particular focus on supporting scholars who can build a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable academy.

Read more about Merve's ongoing work at CESTA, Ottoman Court Histories in the Long Eighteenth-Century Congratulations, Merve!