Tagged: Ottoman Empire

Infrastructures and Society in (Post-)Ottoman Geographies: Call for Contributions to the Series

We invite contributions to discuss and investigate how infrastructures shape and affect power relations and daily life; how they produce or organize inequalities, discrimination, or differentiated access to public goods and services; and how they may become part of state violence, or resistance, in Ottoman and post-Ottoman geographies.

On Dersim and the Banality of Evil: The Diary of Yusuf Kenan Akım

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.

To Steward Unruly Imperial Pasts

On Ambivalent Legacies: Political Cultures of Memory and Amnesia in Former Habsburg and Ottoman Lands, special issue of History & Anthropology, Volume 30, No. 4, October 2019. By Jeremy F....

Fighting Under the Same Banner: Memories from the Ottoman Theater of the Great War

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”.

5in10 Interview with Nir Shafir

Nir Shafir is a historian of the early modern Ottoman Empire. His research explores how shifts in material culture and religious practice shaped the intellectual and scientific life of the...

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