Onur Engin is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Faculty of Music, Cambridge, working on an ERC Starting Grant funded by UKRI entitled Ottoman Auralities and the Eastern Mediterranean: Sound, Media, and Power, 1789-1914.

His book project, Echoes over the Bosphorus: An Auditory History of Late Ottoman Istanbul (1826-1923), focusses on three sounding devices—church bells, cannons, and talking machines—to offer an auditory examination of Late Ottoman Istanbul’s modernisation between 1828-1922.

He also employs digital mapping and computational methodologies to enrich the discursive methods of Historical Acoustemology, with a particular focus on the Ottoman Empire.

Cambridge Digital Humanities

Tel: +44 1223 766886
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