Prof. Dr. Selcuk Esenbel


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsOther Areas of History,Asian Studies
KeywordsJapanese History, Global History, Asian Studies, Cultural Encounters

Current contact address

CityBebek, Istanbul
InstitutionBogazici University (University of the Bosphorus)
InstituteFaculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of History

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Dominic SachsenmaierSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH, Bremen
Prof. Dr. Dominic SachsenmaierCenter for Modern East Asian Studies, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen
Start of initial sponsorship01/09/2013


2012Georg Forster Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor Ayse Selcuk Esenbel from the Bogazici University (University of the Bosphorus), Turkey Professor Ayse Selcuk Esenbel is one of the most renowned historians in Turkey. Trained in the United States and with Japan as her primary research field, she has made enormous contributions to transnational and global history. By exploring the history of relations, transfers and entanglements between East Asia and Turkey, she underlined the limitations of nation-centered historiography in its present state. In Germany she will continue her work on the history of trans-cultural dynamics and exchanges. Professor Selcuk Esenbel is hosted by Professor Dominic Sachsenmaier at Jacobs University in Bremen.