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Max Weber Fellow 2020-2021

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-664 (ext: 2664)
Office: VPA 007

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: History and Civilization

Mentor: Giancarlo Casale


Ana Sekulić is a historian of the early modern Ottoman world and Southeastern Europe. She holds a doctorate in History from Princeton University and an M.A. from Central European University. Her research examines the history of inter-religious relations, the cultural history of the environment as well as the history of archival practices.

As a Max Weber Fellow, she is revising her manuscript ‘Conversion of the Landscape: Environment and Religious Politics in an Early Modern Ottoman Town’ for publication. Based on extensive archival research in Bosnia, Italy, and Turkey, the work proposes new ways of understanding the phenomenon of conversion and social and religious politics of the early modern Ottoman Empire through the conceptual lens of landscape. Beyond its immediate geographical scope, the study contributes to conceptualizing natural space  ̶  in both its physical as well as imagined forms across different textual genres  ̶  as a novel way of looking at the intersection of religious identities, imperial governance, and environmental practices. Ana is also contributing the special issue of the Südosteuropa, expected in 2021, that examines archival legacies of the region, in addition to preparing an article on gender, sex, and conversion in the early modern Ottoman Empire.

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