Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies

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dr. G. (Gunay) Uslu

  • Faculty of Humanities
    Capaciteitsgroep Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen
  • Visiting address
    BG 2
    Turfdraagsterpad 15  
  • Postal address:
    Turfdraagsterpad  9
    1012 XT  Amsterdam

Dr. Gunay Uslu is researcher and lecturer on the History of European Culture, Heritage Studies, Museum Studies and Cultural Policy, Management and Organization at the University of Amsterdam. She is a member of  the research school ASHMS (Amsterdam School for Heritage and Memory Studies) and the research group The East & Europe.

Uslu became a doctor in 2015 at the University of Amsterdam. Her dissertation explores the Ottoman-Turkish involvement and interest in Homer and Troy, the first lieux de mémoire for ancient Greek civilization and a fundamental part of the collective identity of European nations, between 1870, when Schliemann started excavating on Ottoman soil, and the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915, when Troy became part of the heroic epic of the Turks. It explores long neglected Ottoman sources and brings the Ottoman and European experience and tradition regarding Homer and Troy together.

Uslu is member of the Advisory and Monitoring Committee of Museums attached to the Council for Culture, which advises the Dutch Government and Parliament on the arts, culture and media. She also works as a consultant on cultural projects and curates exhibitions for various Amsterdam museums in conjunction with other international institutions. Uslu is Director Development at Corendon Hotels & Resorts and chairman of Corendon Foundation.




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