1 Paolo Girardelli tel (office) (fax) Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of History - Boğaziçi University Bebek, Istanbul - TURKEY Profile : Paolo Girardelli is an art and architectural historian, with research and teaching experience in the field of Euro-Mediterranean and Ottoman interactions during the XVIII to early XX centuries. His graduate seminars and main publications focus on the construction, perception and representation of identities through art and architecture. He completed his PhD at the University of Naples in 1996, with a dissertation on the Italian presence in the urban and architectural history of late Ottoman Istanbul. He participated to international congresses and published on indexed journals since In was recipient of the Aga Khan Fellowship for Islamic Architecture at MIT, where he conducted a research on the relation between diplomacy and space in 19th century Istanbul. This project was awarded a grant by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts in 2009, and its final output is a book currently in progress: Landscapes of the Eastern Question. Since 2009, Paolo Girardelli participates to the J.P. Getty Trust «Connecting Art Histories Initiative», and in this framework he co-taught with Partha Mitter (Emeritus, U of Sussex) and Miyuki Aoki (Boğaziçi U) the graduate seminar «Eurasian Encounters. Vision and Space» (Spring ). He was on the board of several PhD programs in Turkey and Italy, as jury member, tutor or co-tutor. Areas of interest: Art and architectural history, European-Ottoman encounters, multicultural heritage of the Eastern Mediterranean (XVIII-XX centuries). Education: 1995: PhD Dissertation, Istanbul e l Italia, Confronto e interpretazioni reciproche di due tradizioni architettoniche, University of Naples Federico II, program in History and Criticism of Architecture. 1991: Accepted in the PhD program in history of architecture at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in : Graduated cum laude in History of Art at La Sapienza, University of Rome (MA+BA). 1986: Internship in the Architecture Department of the Chicago Art Institute. Research Languages: Italian (mother tongue); English, Turkish (perfect fluency); French, Spanish, Latin (reading knowledge); classical Greek, Ottoman Turkish (basic). Teaching Experience: Graduate: Landscapes of transition. Salonica, Izmir and Alexandria during the long Nineteenth Century (BU, Spring 2012) Eurasian Encounters. Vision and Space (B.U. 58P, Spring 2011, co-taught with Partha Mitter and Miyuki Aoki, in the framework of the Getty Connecting Art Histories Initiative ) Architecture and Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean, XVIII to early XX century (B.U., Hist 512) Architecture and Identity in 19th Century Istanbul (B.U., Hist 656, Hist 58D), Orientalism and Visual Culture (B.U., Hist 554), Method and Theory in the History of Art and Visual Culture (B.U., Hist 551)
2 Undergraduate: Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture (Bogazici University, Hist 354) History of Modern Art and Architecture (B.U., Hist 355) The Built Environment in the Orientalism Debate (B.U, Hist 407). Western Societies, Politics and Cultures Renaissance to the Modern Era (B.U., Hist 242) Lectures on Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern history in B.U., Hist ( The Making of the Modern World ) The Multiculturalism of Istanbul, core course, Trinity College, Istanbul Global Learning Site, , , Seminar on Italian Architects in the Eastern Mediterranean (Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, Dipartimento di Progettazione e Scienze dell Architettura, Corso di Storia dell Architettura Contemporanea 3, and ). Seminar on The architecture of the Italian Community in Istanbul (Koç University, Italian Department, 1998) Tutoring: Zeynep Cebeci, The Italian Community of Istanbul in the Late Ottoman Period, Thesis (PhD), Boğaziçi University (in progress). Mineko Sato, British Perspectives on Ottoman Architecture and Design, Thesis (MA), Boğaziçi University, October Seda Debre, The Development of the Hünkar Dairesi in Late Ottoman Mosques, Thesis (MA) Boğaziçi University (in progress). Co-tutoring in 5 PhD dissertations with Turkish and Italian Universities. Administrative responsibilities Vice-chair of the History Dept. ( ) Committee member of the Connecting Art Histories Initiative at B.U., sponsored by the J.P. Getty Foundation for the History of Art and the Humanities, Remedial students advisor, History Dept., Curatorial Experience: 2000, chief curator of the exhibition Istanbul e l Italia. Architetture, immagini, progetti, Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, Faculty of Architecture Associazione Culturale Palatina Istanbul. 1996, curator with Cengiz Can of the Exhibition Yaşayan Çizgiler, architectural drawings for the church of St.Anthony, Istanbul, Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Yapi Kredi Kultur Merkezi, 22 November-28 December , assistant curator, Ugo Ferranti art gallery, Rome. 1987, intern assistant on the organization of the exhibition Chicago Architecture, : Birth of a Metropolis Awards, Scholarships, Grants: 2009, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Individual Research Grant 2006, 2007, 2010 Akademik Tesvik Odulu, Bogazici University Foundation , Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT, Postdoctoral Fellowship for two academic terms 2004, UCLA-Getty Summer Institute Constructing the Past in the Middle East (declined). 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011,Travel grants, Bogazici University Foundation. 1999, Fondation Max van Berchem, Travel grant for participation in International congress of Turkish Art. University of Utrecht
3 , Italian Ministry of Research, three year scholarships for PhD program , University of Naples, travel grant for research in Turkey. 1990, Italian Ministry of Education, long term scholarship for post-graduate study abroad (declined) Memberships: The Mediterranean Seminar (associated scholar) J. P. Getty Foundation Connecting Art History Initiative at Boğaziçi University International Jury, Istanbul Architectural and Urban Film Festival, organized by the Istanbul Chamber of Architects, October maan 2005 (Modern Asian Architecture Network), member of the executive committee of the Istanbul conference in The Italian Heritage in Istanbul. Projects and Strategies of Valorization, Italian Cultural Institute, Istanbul (Museum of the Italian community of Istanbul and exhibition on its architecture), Network: Foreigners Districts in the Mediterranean Region, CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy). Network: GRAL (Group de recherche sur l architecture au Levant). Projects: The Architecture of the Eastern Question. Archival Materials on the History of the European Embassy Buildings in Istanbul, supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, , Project manager The Cambel-Cakirhan Residence in Arnavutkoy. Historical and Socio-Cultural Study of an Ottoman Seaside Mansion of the Early Nineteenth Century sponsored by B.U. Bilimsel Arastirma Projeleri, 07 HB 902, Project manager. The Architecture of the Eastern Question. Diplomacy and Space in Late Ottoman Istanbul supported by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Project manager Perceptions of the Levantine City, sponsored by B.U. Bilimsel Arastirma Projeleri, 05 HB 902, Project manager Imagining the West - Perceptions of the Western Other in Modern and Contemporary Eastern Europe and Turkey, managed by Gyorgy Peteri, Throndheim, PEECS, Program on Eastern European Cultures and Societies, Italian Paths Through the Levant. Cultural heritage and social history Salvare Villa Tarabya (rehabilitation of the Italian summer Embassy building designed by Raimondo D Aronco in 1905 in Tarabya, Istanbul), Participant in Euromed Heritage II, Aya Sofia seminar, Summer Inventory of the architectural drawings by Luigi Moretti, State Central Archives, Rome (managed by prof. Carlo Severati), Books: PUBLICATIONS Landscapes of the Eastern Question. Architecture and Identity in Istanbul, (in progress). Articles and Proceedings: In print: Italian Architects in an Ottoman Context. Perspectives and Assesments, IAE (Istanbul Arastirmalari Enstitusu) Yearbook, 2012.
4 Published: Between Rome and Istanbul: Architecture and Material Culture of a Franciscan Mission in the Ottoman Capital, , Mediterranean Studies (Manchester University Press), 2010, pp Sheltering Diversity. Levantine Architecture in Late Ottoman Istanbul, in Multicultural Urban Fabric and Types in the South and Eastern Mediterranean, edited by Maurice Cerasi, Attilio Petruccioli, Adriana Sarro and Stefan Weber, Beiruter Texte und Studien, Herausgegeben vom Orient-Institut, Beirut (2007): Dolmabahce and the Old Ciragan Palace in the European Sources, proceedings of the international conference Dolmabahce Palace 150 Years Old, TBMM, Department of National Palaces, Istanbul, November Ortadogu daki Ilk Japon Sefarethanesi: Eski Istanbul Baskonsolosluk Binasi, with Miyuki Aoki Girardelli, proceedings of the seminar Istanbul daki Japon ve Turk tarihi iliskileri ve Japon sefarethanesi, December 2, Meiji University, Tokyo Una città nella città. La Società Operaia e le architetture della comunitàààà italiana di Istanbul, in A. De Gasperis and R. Ferrazza, eds., Gli Italiani di Istanbul. Figure, comunità e istituzioni dalle Riforme alla Repubblica, , proceedings of the international conference, Istanbul, Italian Cultural Institute, Oct , 2006 (Fondazione Agnelli, Centro Altreitalie, 2007): Alchimie dell identità. La città cosmopolita al di là del Corno d Oro/Alchemies of Identity: the Cosmopolitan City beyond the Golden horn, in Abitare, May 2007 (special issue on Istanbul), pp Architecture, Identity and Liminality: on the Use and Meaning of Catholic Spaces in Late Ottoman Istanbul, Muqarnas. An Annual on the Visual Culture of the Islamic World, 22, (2005): Yenilenen Bir Başkent: Küreselleşme Sürecinde Roma nın Geçmişi ve Geleceği, Yaşanılır Kentler / Yaşanılır İstanbul, Teknik Kongre Bildirileri, 13 Şubat 2004, TMMOB Mimarlar Odası İstanbul Büyükkent Şubesi (Sept. 2004). Re-reading Islamic Architecture, with Miyuki Aoki Girardelli, in Documenting Built Heritage: Revitalization of modern Architecture in Asia, proceedings of maan 2003, 3 rd International Conference, Surabaya, Indonesia, August 2003, pp , published by the Architecture Dept. of Petra Christian University, Surabaya, The Architecture of a Changing World: New Materials on the Ottoman Case in the XIX and Early XX centuries with Miyuki Aoki Girardelli, in Li Shiqiao and Emily Ong, eds., Towards modern Asian Architecture, Procedings of maan (modern Asian Architecture Network), 2 nd International Conference, Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture, Dept. of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore (Singapore, 2002), pp Paesaggio e costruzione del senso. Il centro polifunzionale Olbia per l Università del Mediterraneo ad Antalya, Controspazio, 5 (2001): 4-9 (English translation: Landscape and the Construction of Meaning : 28-29). Città irreale... (on XIX and early XX century Alexandria), Controspazio, 5 (2001): (English translation: Unreal City : 29-30). Italian Interpretations of Ottoman Architecture, in N. Akin, A. Batur, S. Batur, eds., 7 Centuries of Ottoman Architecture. A Supra-National Heritage, proceedings of the international congress, Istanbul Technical University, November 1999, YEM publications (Istanbul): Ai confini del Mediterraneo. Radici storiche e tipologiche dei linguaggi architettonici contemporanei in Turchia, Controspazio, 5 (1999): 2-26 (English translation: At the Borders of the Mediterranean : 34-38) Modernità della tradizione: Sedat Hakki Eldem ( ), Controspazio, 5 (1999): Ottoman influences in the work of some Italian architects active in 19th Century Istanbul, Art Turc / Turkish Art. 10e Congrès international d art turc, proceedings of the 10th International Congress of Turkish Art, Geneva, Fondation Max van Berchem, september 1995 (Geneva, 1999), pp
5 L orientalismo e la tradizione ottomana. Una lettura delle esperienze italiane, Maria Adriana Giusti, Ezio Godoli, eds., L orientalismo nell architettura italiana del XIX e XX secolo, proceedings of the international congress, Dipartimento di Storia dell Architettura dell Università degli Studi di Firenze Comune di Viareggio, ottobre 1997, maschietto & musolino (Firenze, 1999), pp Gaspare Fossati in Turchia ( ): continuità, contaminazioni, trasformazioni, Qua.S.A.R., Quaderni del Dipartimento di Storia dell'architettura e Restauro, Università degli Studi di Firenze, 18 (1997): Beyoglu da Bir Latin Anıdı / Un monumento latino a Beyoglu (with Cengiz Can), Yaşayan çizgiler/segni essenziali, architectural drawings for the church of S.Anthony, Istanbul, Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Yapi Kredi Kultur Merkezi, 22 November-28 December 1996; also published in Yapı, n. 183 (February 1997): L'altro Mediterraneo: l'immagine occidentale di Istanbul, La nuova città, nuova serie, n. 10/11, (1996): Pietro Montani e il concetto di stile ottomano nella seconda metà dell'ottocento, Architettura e architetti italiani ad Istanbul tra il XIX e il XX secolo, proceedings of the international congress, Istanbul, IFEA, Mimar Sinan Universitesi, novembre 1995, Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Istanbul), pp Giovanni Battista Barborini à Istanbul (with Cengiz Can), in Observatoire Urbain d'istanbul. Lettre d'information, IFEA, Istanbul, n. 8, (October 1995): 2-7. Reviews: Mimar Kemalettin in Düşündürdükleri, review of three publications in the Mimar Kemalettin Anma Programi Dizisi, METU, Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, 2010/1, pp Turkish Art and Architecture in Utrecht, review of the XI International Congress of Turkish Art, held in Utrecht, August 1999, Archaeology and Art / Arkeoloji ve Sanat (November, 1999): Costruire per l'immaginario. Tony Garnier e il contesto concreto dell'utopia, exhibition review, Controspazio, 2 (1991): Interviews: Dalla memoria al progetto Intervista a Mohamed Awad, Controspazio, n. 5 (2001): Gli architetti in un paese di frontiera Intervista con Oktay Ekinci, Controspazio, n. 5 (1999): Editing: Frank Lloyd Wright, The Print and the Renaissance, translation and critical presentation of an unpublished manuscript by F. Ll. Wright, L'architettura. Cronache e storia, (Aprile1989): Conferences papers (unpublished): Contested Seclusions. Churches and Urban Context in a Plural Environment, workshop at the Netherlad Institute in Turkey, May 11/12, 2012 Art History in Transition. A View from Istanbul, Universidad Federale de Sao Paulo, workshop on Researching and Teaching Art History in a Global World, in collaboration with J. P. Getty Foundation and the University of Zurich, Sao Paulo, November 17-19, 2011 A Way Through Diversity. Images and Stages in the Development of the Grand Rues de Pera, Netherlands Institute in Turkey, Sidewalk Heritage Workshop, Nov. 24, 2011 Power and Leisure. Contextual developments of the European summer embassies on the upper Bosporus, Middle East Technical University, Ambivalent Geographies Workshop, in collaboration with the University of Southampton, Ankara, Nov. 4, 2011 Landscape in Context. Urban and Rural Dimension of a Coastal Estate on the Bosporus, 14 th Annual Mediterranean Studies Congress, Ionian University, Corfu, May 25-28, Monuments and Urban Fabric in a Changing Environment. The Historical Peninsula Between mid 19th and Early 20th century, Innovative Approaches to Urban Regeneration in Histrical Environments, international workshop, Yildiz Technical University, Dept. of Urban
6 Planning, and Genova University, Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul, Nov , 2008 Between Rome and Istanbul. Architecture and Material Culture of a Franciscan Community in Beyoglu ( ). 13 th International Congress of Turkish Art. Budapest, National Museum Challenging the Borders: Ottoman Features in the Church of Santa Maria Draperis in Istanbul (XVIII-XIX c.), XIIth International Congress of Turkish Art, University of Amman, Faculty of Architecture, Oct. 5-9, The Architecture of the Catholic Community in Galata and Pera, , meeting of the network Foreigners Districts in the Mediterranean Region, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Rome) and Bogazici University, Istanbul, November 14-16, Architecture and Identity in 19th Century Istanbul: Reflections on a Plural Environment, MESA 2001 Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America, San Francisco, Ca., November Westernization and Ottoman Revival in the Age of Abdülaziz, 5 th International Congress Corpus of Ottoman Archaeology in the World, Fondation Temimi, Zaghouan (Tunisia), March Antonio Baratta ( ) in Istanbul: an Italian Interpretation of Ottoman Vernacular and Monumental Architecture, 3 rd International Congress Corpus of Ottoman Archaeology in the World, Fondation Temimi, Zaghouan (Tunisia), Sept LECTURES Landscape and Settlement on a Strategic Waterfront. Reflections on some 19 th century yalıs on the European side of the Bosphorus, Istanbul Technical University, Seminar on Landscape Architecture, Dec. 20, 2011 Modernizing a Plural Space. Pera, Stamboul and the Bosporus in the 19th Century, Istanbul Through the Ages graduate seminar, Koç University, Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, July 21, 2011 Tarih İçinde Değişen Bir İmaj: Mimar Sinan a Italya dan Bakmak (The Historical Evolution of an Image. Looking at Mimar Sinan from Italy.), Uluslararasi Mimar Sinan i Anma Etkinlikleri, Chamber of Architects, Kayseri, April 8, 2011 Mediterranean Encounters. Italian Architecture in Istanbul, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Istanbul, March 4, Architecture in the Political Landscape. Changing Images of the European Embassy Buildings at the Sublime Porte, Yeditepe University, Dept. of History, Nov. 19, The Space of Diplomacy. Architecture and Power Balances in Istanbul - METU Talks Architectural History, Middle East Institute of Technology Ankara, May 14, 2007 Bir Osmanlı Rönesansı. Italyan Perspektifinden Mimar Sinan, Mimarlar Odasi, Antalya Subesi, April Panel Modernizing tradition. The role of Italian architects in Istanbul (in Turkish), conducted by Cengiz Can, with Afife Batur and Mustafa Akpolat, Istanbul, Pera Museum, Dec. 12, Cosmopolitan vs. National Modernity. The Legacy of the Levantine Environment in Turkish Architecture, University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Sciences, Dec. 4, The Architecture of the Eastern Question. Diplomacy and Space in Late Ottoman Istanbul, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Feb. 23, 2006 Italian and Levantine Architects in Late Ottoman Istanbul, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, in Sibel Bozdogan s seminar on Empire, Nation and Modern Architecture: Ottoman/Turkish Case in Global Context (GSD 4405, Oct. 21, 2005) The Making of a Hybrid Environment: Levantine Spaces in 19 th Century Istanbul (Sabancı University, 7 March 2005) Image and Design. Meanings and Context of the Italian Presence in Ottoman and Turkish Architecture, Bogaziçi University and Politecnico di Torino, Oct. 14, Yüzyıl İstanbul unda İtalyan Cemaati. Mimari, Mekânlar, Toplumsal İlişkiler, the Ottoman Bank Museum, Feb. 26, 2003
7 The New Rome in the 19 th Century: Italian Perspectives on the Architecture of Late Ottoman Istanbul, Bogaziçi University, Rektörlük Konferans Salonu, April 11, Istanbul e l Italia alle soglie della modernità. Architettura, segni e memoria della comunità italiana in una capitale multietnica, Rome, Istituto Italiano per l Africa e l Oriente, April Architecture and topography of the diplomatic elite. The Italian case, for the seminar on Urban Elites and Power in Ottoman Society, IFEA, Istanbul, Frebruary 20, Italy and Late Ottoman Istanbul. New Research Directions on the History of an Intercultural Dialogue, Bogaziçi University, History Dept., December Architecture and Cultural Pluralism in 19th Century Istanbul, Cyprus International University, Lefke, April P.Montani e Léon Parvillée: due interpretazioni dell architettura ottomana nell età di Abdulaziz ( ), Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli, Dipartimento di Studi Asiatici, March 11, 1998.