Furkan Işın

Furkan Işın, Ph.D. (Year 3)

I am a second-year PhD student at the McGill Institute of Islamic Studies. I received my MA degree at Sabanci University, Istanbul, in 2020. My thesis has focused on a Persian chronicle written for Süleyman I (r. 1520-1566). I worked as a research fellow at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna in 2021. My research interests include the history of the Ottoman Empire in early modern era, with a particular emphasis on Kemalpaşazade (d. 1534), a scholar-bureaucrat. I examine the creation of Ottoman imperial ideology and link intellectual currents with political history.


  • MA, History, Sabancı University, 2020
  • BA, History, Koç University, 2018

Areas of interest: Ottoman Intellectual History, Historiography, Comparative Literature


Journal Article: Isin, Furkan. "Siyasat-i Tarikh-Nigari-yi Farisi dar Darbar-i Sulayman-i Yakum: Shah Qasim wa Kanz al-jawahir." In Guzarash-i Mirath 3-4. Tahran, 2022. 181-190.

Email: furkan.isin [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Furkan Isin)

Supervisor: Aslıhan Gürbüzel

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