Tamar Alpenidze

Since 2003, Tamar Alpenidze has been working at the Department of Turkish Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies affiliated to Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. In 2006, she defended her PhD dissertation on ideological and esthetic analysis of The Black Book, the most controversial novel written by Orhan Pamuk, the Turkish recipient of Nobel Prize in literature, and was awarded the Candidate of Philological Sciences Degree. In 2001-2002, she spent a year at the Department of Turkish Language and Literature of Istanbul University. In 2007, T. Alpenidze was awarded the FDF (Faculty Development Fellowship) Scholarship for the University faculty from Open Society Georgia Foundation spending three spring semesters at the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies of New York University (New York). In 2009, she attended Harvard- Koc University Intensive Ottoman Summer School focused on the study of different types of Ottoman manuscripts and texts. In 2014, she was granted the scholarship from Koc University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations. At Istanbul archives T. Alpenidze examined the Ottoman sources referring to the Georgian Monastery of Iviron on Mount Athos.

E-mail: alpenidze@yahoo.com