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