Best Thesis Award

CEMS grants students of the  Eastern Mediterranean Studies Specialization with the best MA thesis award at the end of each academic year. We hope that the award will encourage students for conducting outstanding research and scholarly performance.



Rabia Merve Demirkan Aydogan (History), MA thesis:  Schools for the Holy City: Education, Imperial Loyalty and Missionaries in Late Ottoman Jerusalem, 1876-1909


Cankat Kaplan (Medieval Studies), MA thesis: An Anti-Ibn Arabi (d. 1240) Polemicist in Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Istanbul: Ibrahim al-Halabi (d. 1549) and His Interlocutors 


Mariia Telegina (Medieval Studies), MA thesisCeremonial representation in cross-confessional diplomacy: the Ottoman embassy of a Christian ambassador to Moscow in 1621.


Daniel Knox (Medieval Studies), 2016,  MA thesis: Trading letters: a network analysis of Ennodius of Pavia's letter collection (A.D. 500-513)