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Duygu Yildirim

I entered the PhD program at Stanford in 2014 after graduating with a B.A. in American Literature and Culture and with an M.A. in Ottoman History in Istanbul, Turkey. My dissertation project aims to understand how approaches to different knowledge systems changed between 1650 and 1800 in the Western Europe and the Ottoman Empire. I study intellectual networks between European and Ottoman scholars who were interested in attaining a "universal" perspective in their own epistemologies. I conduct my research in six different languages in various research sites. My related interests are the post-humanist discourse on Islam, history of science in Islam, global history of science, and translation history.