Caterina Scaramelli

Anthropologist of environmental relations and change in the Mediterranean world, with a focus on water and wetlands and environmental conservation. Yale MacMillan Center.


  • Waterworld: Three Days That Saved the World

    From Issue 57

    Like many others, when I first visited the Kızılırmak Delta wetland conservation area, I felt as if I had personally just discovered it. It was the summer of 2012…

  • Good Vibrations

    Ottoman instruments

    From Issue 43

    Thanks to the musicologist and luthier Fikret Karakaya, our 21st-century ears can now enjoy the long-lost sounds of early Ottoman music. His quest to revive these authentic sounds has been lengthy and painstaking – not least because he had to reinvent the instruments, then learn to play them. By Caterina Scaramelli. Photographs by Fritz von der Schulenburg

  • The sound of trance

    Black Sea folk music recordings

    From Issue 42

    Caterina Scaramelli on the Black Sea folk-music revival

  • Istanbul Ballads

    From Issue 42
  • Vibrant Voyages

    From Issue 43
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