Krstic Wins ERC Consolidator Grant for Ottoconfession Project

Tijana Krstic, associate professor in the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU, won a European Research Council Consolidator Grant. The Ottoconfession project will explore how and why the Ottoman Empire evolved from a fourteenth-century polity where “confessional ambiguity” between Sunnism and Shiism prevailed, into an Islamic state concerned with defining and enforcing a “Sunni orthodoxy” by the early sixteenth century. The project, which will run from 2015 to 2020, will be hosted by CEU's Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies and will be carried out in cooperation with the Bogazici University in Istanbul.

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