Sabiha Göloğlu is a recipient of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (Global) for her research project at Universität Hamburg and the University of Michigan. Formerly, she was a postdoctoral university assistant at the University of Vienna and a CAHIM (Connecting Art Histories in the Museum) fellow of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz and the Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin.
Her work focuses on various aspects of Ottoman representations of the Islamic pilgrimage sites, including their pictorial modes, production, function, and circulation. She explores devotional imagery in Ottoman prints, panels, and prayer books (e.g., the Dalāʾil al-Khayrāt and the Enʿām-ı Şerīf) with their talismanic uses. She also researches canvas paintings and photographs of Mecca and Medina, as well as their mobility as images and objects.
Fields of Study
- Art, architecture, and urbanism in the Ottoman Empire
- History and visual culture of Islamic pilgrimage
- Islamic arts of the book
- Nineteenth-century photography in the Middle East