Isabel Kimmelfield (2014)
I first came to the NIT in 2014 to study the Byzantine history of Tophane and the reception of this history in the Ottoman era and today. I have since returned in 2015 to conduct research on my PhD project studying the suburbs of Constantinople.
During my 2014 fellowship I researched and wrote the first draft of a paper for my MA research project on Byzantine Tophane; this has since been expanded into a draft journal article. I also visited numerous sites throughout the city relevant to my research and developed the PhD project on which I am currently working.
I am now a first-year PhD candidate at Radboud University, researching the suburbs of Byzantine Constantinople. In May 2015, I returned to the NIT where I was once again able to benefit from the excellent research environment it provides!