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Dr. Nadja Danilenko (Affiliated Postdoctoral Fellow)


Grasping the World in Ottoman Istanbul. Visual Negotiation and Reading Practices in Geographic Literature from the 16th c.

Dr. Nadja Danilenko completed her doctoral thesis “Picturing the Islamicate World in the Tenth Century. The Story of al-Iṣṭaḫrī’s Book of Routes and Realms” in Islamic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin in April 2018. Her research focuses on the history of cartography and the history of knowledge, with a special focus on manuscript studies.

For her podcast “tell me a history – erzähl mir eine Geschichte, Nadja interviews German scholars on the history and culture of the Islamicate world; 13 episodes available on www.tellmeahistory.net, iTunes and in podcast apps.