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I am a Research Associate on two projects.
For the EU-funded project Critical Heritages (CoHERE): performing and representing identities in Europe project I conduct research for Work Package 1: Productions and omissions of European heritage. This involves interrogating different meanings of heritage, historical constructions and representations of Europe, formative histories for European identities that are neglected or hidden because of political circumstances, and non-official heritage.
For the Katip Çelebi Newton Fund project Plural Heritages of İstanbul's World Heritage Sites: the case of Land Walls<nbsp;I work with investigators <Prof Chris Whitehead<and <Dr Tom Schofield<and am particularly involved in research design, walking ethnographies and community co-production.
I have a background in Art History, Archaeology and Museum Studies, with experience of working in museums in the UK and on archaeological excavations in Turkey and the Middle East.
Alongside my work for funded research projects, I study the politics of history in modern-day Turkey, particularly in relation to the Atatürk and War of Independence Museum in Ankara and the Panorama 1453 Museum in Istanbul. I have also worked on memory acts in the Gezi Protests of 2013 and the representation of Turkish identities in European museums. I work with approaches and ideas from museum, heritage and memory studies, visual culture, political science and anthropology.
I was seminar leader for MCH 2077 Visual Culture in 2016-17, as well as contributing to lectures. I am not currently engaged in teaching because of research project commitments.
- Whitehead C, Bozoğlu G. <Protest, Bodies, and the Grounds of Memory: Taksim Square as 'heritage site' and the 2013 Gezi Protests< Heritage and Society 2017, Epub ahead of print.
- Whitehead C, Bozoglu G. <Copies of history: the cultural politics of Neo-Ottoman reversions in Turkey< In: Anne Eriksen; Brita Brenna, ed. A Culture of Copies. 2018. In Preparation.
- Whitehead C, Bozoglu G. <Constitutive Others and the Management of Difference: Museum Representations of Turkish Identities< In: Whitehead, C; Lloyd, K; Eckersley, S; Mason, R, ed. Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2015, pp.253-284.
- Whitehead C, Bozoglu G. <Heritage and Memory in Europe: a review of key concepts and frameworks< CoHERE Critical Archive 2017, 1-23.