The Project

The project aims to explore Ottoman notions and belief systems concerning the supernatural. Its major objectives will be to explore the meaning and content of the perceptions of the “supernatural”, to localize such beliefs in the various Ottoman systems of thought, to analyze the changes that took place and to associate them with emerging or declining layers of culture and specific social groups.

The project will address larger debates in recent historiography about the relevance of the “disenchantment” and “enlightenment” paradigms, integrating Ottoman intellectual history into the broader early modern cultural history.

Marinos Sariyannis

Marinos Sariyannis

PI, Institute for Mediterranean Studies-FORTH
Feray Coşkun

Feray Coşkun

Özyegin University, Istanbul
Güneş Işıksel

Güneş Işıksel

Medeniyet Üniversitesi, Istanbul
B. Harun Küçük

B. Harun Küçük

University of Pennsylvania
Ethan L. Menchinger

Ethan L. Menchinger

Department of History of the University of Manchester
Aslı Niyazioğlu

Aslı Niyazioğlu

Oriental Institute, Oxford University
Ahmet Tunç Şen

Ahmet Tunç Şen

Columbia University
Zeynep Aydoğan

Zeynep Aydoğan

Institute for Mediterranean Studies-FORTH