Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

A. Kerim Kartal

Ph.D. Candidate
Byzantine History, Medieval Greek, Byzantine Ecclesiastical History

 

Email:  12aak6@queensu.ca
Phone:  613-533-2150
Fax:  613-533-6298

 

Education:

Master of Arts in History, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (completed in 2013)
Bachelor of Arts in English Language Teaching, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (comp. in 2008)


About

My fields of interest are late Byzantine political, intellectual, and ecclesiastical history, as well as Byzantine Greek. Under the supervision of Prof. Nevra Necipoğlu at Boğaziçi University, I translated -from Byzantine Greek to English- the letters of Georgios-Gennadios Scholarios that were sent to the ruling elite in the Peloponnese in the fifteenth century for my M.A. thesis. As a sixth year Ph.D. student, I am presently working under Prof. Richard Greenfield on my dissertation entitled “Punishing Crimes and Resolving Disputes: The court of the Patriarchate of Constantinople during the late Byzantine period, 1261-1453”.

Teaching

2017-2018
HIST 390 (Byzantine Society), Queen’s University
GREK 208 (Intermediate Greek), Queen’s University

Teaching & Research Assistantships/Fellowships

2018-2019
TF of HIST 122 (Making of the Modern World), Queen’s University

2018
TA of HIST 214 (Food History), Queen’s University

2016-2017
TF of HIST 122 (Making of the Modern World), Queen’s University
TA of HIST 125 (Evolution of Modern Europe), Queen's University
TA of HIST 243 (The Crusades), Queen's University

2015-2016
TA of GREK 112 (Introductory Greek), Queen's University
TA of HIST 250 (The Middle Ages), Queen's University

2015
TA of HIST 124 (Canada and the World), Queen's University
RA working for Prof. Richard Greenfield, Department of History, Queen's University
TA of HIST 221 (Jews and Arabs in History until 1492), Queen's University

2014
RA in the Project "Byzantine Education", Department of Education, Queen's University
TA of HIST 218 (Byzantium), Queen's University

2010-2013
TA of HIST 105-106 (Making of the Modern World I-II), Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

Publications

“Modern Greek Borrowings Back (αντιδάνεια) from Turkish and Arabic,” article co-authored with Prof. Drew Griffith (forthcoming).

Review of The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire, Hussey, J. M., Tarih: Graduate History Journal, no. 2 (2010): 122-125.

Conference Presentations

2018 – “The Role of the Late Byzantine Patriarchal Court in Adjudging Crimes and Resolving Disputes in the Byzantine Society,” The 44th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, San Antonio, TX. (paper accepted)

2017 – Participant in the Medievalists Round Table Discussion, McGill-Queen's Graduate Conference in History, Queen's University.

2016 - "The Patriarchate of Constantinople in Early and Middle Byzantium: The Gradual Politicization of the Centre of the Byzantine Church from its Foundation until 1261," McGill-Queen's Graduate Conference in History, McGill University.

2015 - "Jewish Identity in Byzantium: An Overview," Hellenic College Holy Cross, Brookline, MA.

2015 - "How to Rescue the Eastern-Roman (Byzantine) Empire from Eurocentrism," McGill-Queen's Graduate Conference in History, Queen's University.

2014 - "Evaluation of the Letters of George-Gennadios Scholarios Sent to Members of the Ruling Elite in Fifteenth-Century Peloponnese," Hellenic College Holy Cross, Brookline, MA.

2013 - "Byzantine History in the XIV. Century from a Socio-Political Perspective," Sismanoglio Megaro, Consulate General of Greece, Istanbul.

Awards & Scholarships

2017 – Departmental Award for Excellence in Teaching, History Department, Queen’s University

2017 – Frank Knox Teaching Award, Queen’s University (nominated)

2016 - Byzantine Greek Summer School scholarship by Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.

2015 - Graduate Dean’s Travel Grant for Doctoral Field Research, Queen's University

2013-2018 - Queen's University Graduate Award

2013-2017 - Queen’s University International Student Award

2012 - Modern Greek Summer School Scholarship by IMXA (Institute of Balkan Studies), Thessaloniki