Grigor Boykov holds a PhD in Ottoman history, granted by Bilkent University (Ankara) in 2013. Prior to joining the ÖAW he taught at the University of Sofia (2014-2019), Central European University in Budapest (2015-2016), and was a research fellow at the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (2012-2014). Boykov held a junior fellowship at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (2007-2008), Andrew W. Mellon fellowship at the American Research Institute in Turkey (2010), and the Advanced Academia Program Fellowship of the Center for Advanced Study in Sofia (2014-2015). He has been a team member of the projects ERC-CoG-2014 OTTOCONFESSION (2015-2016) and ERC-StG-2015 UrbanOccupationsOETR (2017-2019) and also co-initiated several digital initiatives among which the Digital Archive and Library of the Zograf monastery and a Historical Gazetteer of Ottoman Bulgaria. In 2019, he received MSCA-IF, under EC Horizon 2020 Widening Programme, for his project Population Geography of Bulgaria, 1500- 1920: An Historical Spatial Analysis (POPGEO_BG), carried out at Koç University in Istanbul.
Period: 15th to 19th centuries
Area: Ottoman Empire, Southeast Europe, Eastern Balkans, Bulgaria
Topics: Ottoman population history, population geography, spatial history, urban history, Ottoman architectural history, monastic history in the Ottoman Empire
Abdāl-affiliated Convents and ‘Sunnitizing’ Halveti Dervishes in Ottoman Rumeli
Bridging the Gap between Pre-census and Census-era Historical Data: Devising a Geo-sampling Model to Analyse Agricultural Production in the Long Run for Southeast Europe, 1840–1897
The Collection of Ottoman Documents in the Archive of the Monastery of Zograf
Cities in South Eastern Thrace: Continuity and Transformation