Blog Posts


Public-facing Scholarship

Patricia Blessing, “Müze Sonrası Kariye,” interview with F. Alp Akis, MedyascopeTV, 26 August 2020.

Patricia Blessing and Ali Yaycıoğlu , “Fetih Anlatılarının Ötesinde Ayasofya: Dün, Bugün, Yarın,” interview with Ruşen Çakır, MedyascopeTV, 3 August 2020.

Patricia Blessing and Ali Yaycıoğlu, “Beyond Conquest Narratives: Hagia Sophia, Past and Present,” Berkley Forum, Georgetown University, 27 July 2020.

Patricia Blessing and Ali Yaycıoğlu, “Fetih Anlatılarının Ötesinde: Ayasofya’nın Geçmişi ve Bugünü,” GazeteDuvar, 30 July 2020.


Writing and Videos on Teaching

Water and Sound in Islamic Architecture,” Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online, 28 August 2020.

Reflection: Teaching Slavery and Patronage in the Ottoman Empire,” Teaching Medieval Slavery and Captivity, 13 July 2020.

Source: The Sabil-Kuttab of Yusuf Agha Dar al-Saʿadat in Cairo,” Teaching Medieval Slavery and Captivity, 13 July 2020.


H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Reports, 2015-16, Society of Architectural Historians Blog

Back to the Balkans (and then the States): Final Report,” 28 June 2016.

(Un)Holy Land: Israel and Palestine,” 13 June 2016.

Frontiers in Armenia: Hellenistic, Late Antique, Medieval, and Islamic Art (History) in the Caucasus,” 17 May 2016.

Spanish Itineraries, Part 2: Madrid, Toledo, Zaragoza,” 21 April 2016.

Byzantium in Istanbul, or: Istanbul is Constantinople (among other things),” 28 March 2016.

Creating an Ottoman Capital: Istanbul in the Late Fifteenth Century,” 26 February 2016.

Istanbul: Sultans’ Mosques and Urban Expansion,” 25 January 2016.

Mirrors of the Orient: Exhibitions of Islamic Art in Europe,” 5 January 2016.

Morocco: Reflections on Remembering Andalusia and the Absence of Ottomans,” 24 November 2015.

Spanish Itineraries, Part 1: From Barcelona to Ronda,” 29 October 2015.

‘Other’ Romanesques and Gothics: Medieval Architecture in Croatia, Bari, and Venice,” 28 September 2015.

Monuments of Balkan Empires: Ottoman and Habsburg Architecture in Zagreb, Sarajevo and Mostar,” 27 August 2015.



Istanbul, View from Süleymaniye Mosque towards Bosphorus
Istanbul, view from Süleymaniye Mosque towards Bosphorus, January 2016 © Patricia Blessing