Assistant Professor of Islamic Art
Art History

Emily Neumeier

Emily Neumeier is a historian of the art and architecture of the Islamic world at the forefront of new media and technologies, like podcasting and digital visualization. She is a specialist of the Eastern Mediterranean and her current research combines issues of architectural patronage, center-periphery relations and theories of geography and landscape to investigate the shifting power dynamics of the Ottoman Empire at the turn of the eighteenth century, the so-called “Age of Revolutions.”
Before coming to Tyler, Neumeier taught at Ohio State University and was a Research Collaborator in the Max Planck Research Group "Objects in the Contact Zone: The Cross-Cultural Lives of Things" at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence. She remains an ardent proponent of the digital humanities and to that end serves as an editor and frequent host on the Ottoman History Podcast, among other projects.
Her archival and field research has been supported by the American Research Institute in Turkey and with a Fulbright-Hays grant. She is the recent recipient of the Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize in Islamic Art and Culture from the Historians of Islamic Art Association—an award recognizing the work of emerging scholars in the field.
During the 2018–2019 academic year, Neumeier was in residence at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens as a Getty/American Council of Learned Societies Fellow in the History of Art.
BA, Boston College, 2008
MA, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2016

Selected Work
Neumeier, E. (2017, July). Spoils for the New Pyrrhus: Alternative Claims to Antiquity in Ottoman Greece.
     International Journal of Islamic Architecture 6(2), 311-338.
Neumeier, E. (2017). Rivaling Elgin: Ottoman Governors and Archaeological Agency in the Morea. In B.
     Anderson and F. Rojas (Eds.), Antiquarianisms: Contact, Conflict, and Comparison (pp. 134-160).
     Oxford, England: Oxbow Books.
Neumeier, E. (2015, December). Geçmişin dokusu, gelecek için sorular: Narmanlı Han [Fabric of the Past,
     Questions for the Future: The Narmanlı Han]. Toplumsal Tarih 264 (pp. 50-56). 
Neumeier, E., & Hughes, H. (2011). From Istanbul to Philadelphia: The Journey of the Painting At the
     Mosque Door. In R. Ousterhout and R. Holod (Eds.), Osman Hamdi Bey and the Americans:
     Archaeology, Diplomacy, Art
(pp. 102-117). Istanbul: Pera Museum.


Image credit: Giorgos Oikonomou