Dr. Irena Fliter

Current Research Project

Flows and Frictions: The Camondo Family as Cultural Translators between the Ottoman Empire and Europe in the Eighteenth Century

Academic Professional Experience

  • since Oct 2018: University of Göttingen (Göttingen, Germany)
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    "Flows and Frictions: The Camondo Family as Cultural Translators between the Ottoman Empire and Europe in the Eighteenth Century“
  • 2017-2018: Humboldt University of Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
    Lecturer, The Ottoman Empire and Europe during the Long Eighteenth Century
  • 2011-2017: Tel Aviv University (Tel Aviv, Israel)
    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Department of Middle Eastern and African History
    "From Delegates to Diplomats: The Ottoman Diplomatic Office in Prussia (1763-1808)“
  • 2007-2010: Tel Aviv University (Tel Aviv, Israel)
    Masters of Arts, Middle Eastern History
  • 2005-2008: Humboldt University of Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
    Grundstudium, Modern History, Minors in Ancient History and Archeology

Scholarships/Awards

  • Scholarship of the Thomas Arthur Arnold Fund for Excellence, Moshe Dayan Center, Tel Aviv (2014 - 2016)
  • Award of the Chaim Herzog Center for Middle East Studies & Diplomacy, Beersheba (2014)
  • Süleyman Demirel Scholarship, Moshe Dayan Center, Tel Aviv (2014)
  • Scholarship of the Orient-Institut Istanbul, Max Weber Stiftung (2013)
  • PhD Grand, Faculty of History, Tel Aviv University (2011 - 2014)
  • DAAD-Scholarship for an exchange between Humboldt University and NYU (2007)

Publications

  • "The Diplomats' Debts: International Financial Disputes between the Ottoman Empire and Prussia at the End of the Eighteenth Century." The Journal of Ottoman Studies, no. XLVIII (2016): 399-416.
  • "Giritli Ali Aziz Efendi." Edited by D. Thomas and J. A. Chesworth. Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History. Asia, Africa and the Americas (1700-1800). Leiden: Brill Online, 2018.

Research Interests

  • History of Ottoman Jews
  • Ottoman-European relations
  • Translational History
  • Ottoman History
  • Cultural Diplomacy during the Early Modern Period