Günhan Börekçi, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor, Department of History, İstanbul Şehir University (Since 2010)

Visiting Scholar, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University (2017-2019)

After completing his B.A. and M.A. studies at Boğaziçi University (1991-1999), Günhan Börekçi received his Ph.D. degree in history from the Ohio State University in 2010. His main areas of research and teaching include early modern Ottoman political, dynastic and social history, comparative 17th-century crisis, military history, and traditional archery and horsemanship. In addition to his numerous articles and encyclopedia entries on Ottoman history, he co-edited the publication of Feridun Ahmed Bey’s illustrated chronicle, Nüzhet-i Esrârü’l-Ahyâr der Ahbâr-ı Sefer-i Sigetvar [Topkapı Palace Museum Library, MS Hazine 1339], on Süleyman the Magnificent’s last Hungarian campaign in 1566 (Istanbul, 2012), and more recently, his study on the Ottoman imperial campaign against the Habsburgs in 1596 came out under the title, Macaristan'da Bir Osmanlı Padişahı: Sultan III. Mehmed’in Eğri Seferi Rûznâmesi (1596) [An Ottoman Sultan in Hungary: The Diary of Mehmed III's Eger Campaign of 1596] (Istanbul, 2016). Börekçi is currently working on two book projects: Factions and Favorites at the Ottoman Imperial Court (1580-1640) and Horses and Horsemanship in the Ottoman Empire (1500-1800).