Jesse Howell

Jesse Howell

Academic Programs Manager
Associate Director of the AM Program
Jesse Howell
Jesse Howell is a historian of the early modern Mediterranean with a focus on the Ottoman Empire. His dissertation "The Ragusa Road: Mobility and Encounter in the Ottoman Balkans" (1430-1700) explored the development and cultural history of a 1400-kilometer caravan road that connected Istanbul to the Adriatic port city of Dubrovnik (Ragusa). Prior to completing his PhD at Harvard’s joint History/CMES program, Jesse studied Mediterranean languages and Middle Eastern history at UC Berkeley and Theater Arts at UC Santa Cruz, where he received his BA. His work has been supported by the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation in Venice, Harvard’s Center for Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, and, most recently, the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard.

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