By Haidar Lashkry (History, Koya University, Iraq). To contextualize, I am an Iraqi Kurdish historian who teaches medieval history at Koya University. Koya is a young university and has had a history department since its foundation in 2003; the department teaches general history with a focus on the Middle East in all periods but especially the medieval.
Tagged: memory studies
حيدر لشكري (تاریخ، جامعة كويه، العراق). بداية القول، أنا مؤرخ كُردي عراقي، أقوم بتدريس تاريخ العصور الوسطى في جامعة كويه، وهي جامعة فتیة تأسست في سنة ٢٠٠٣. منذ تأسیسها، أُنشئ فیها قسم التاریخ، حيث یُدرّس التاریخ العام، مع الترکیز علی تاریخ الشرق الأوسط بمختلف مراحله، خاصة التاریخ الوسیط.
“There Are a Lot of Parallels Between the Production of Knowledge and the Production of Cultural Memories” – 5in10 with Magdalena Saryusz-Wolska
Born in 1980, Magdalena Saryusz-Wolska studied cultural studies and sociology at the Universities in Lodz, Giessen and Mainz. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Lodz in 2008 and...
By Zeynep Türkyilmaz. Entering my usual keywords randomly to see what is out there in my areas of interest, I came across a diary of a Turkish soldier kept during the year 1938. Ego-documents are a rare source in Ottoman-Turkish studies, but the content of this particular diary made it unique and almost unreal beyond my wildest expectations.
Personal narratives have recently begun to attract great interest among military and social historians of the Middle East in their work on the wars from 1912 until 1918. We talked with one of the conveners, Richard Wittmann, about the upcoming conference “Fighting Under the Same Banner: Memories from the Ottoman Theater of the Great War”.
‘Rethinking Ukrainian Studies’: Serhy Yekelchyk’s keynote lecture ‘Writing the history of revolution in the time of war’
A report by Sophie Schmäing, Universität Gießen Struggles over the interpretation of historical events have always been a salient issue in independent Ukraine. Since the Maidan protests in 2013–14, the...
Barbara Törnquist-Plewa and Rory Finnin’s Concluding Remarks at the ‘Rethinking Ukrainian Studies’ Conference
On 16-17 May 2019, the Prisma Ukraïna conference ‘Rethinking Ukrainian Studies: Locally, Regionally, Transnationally’ took place at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and Słubice. Ten junior researchers from...