The Ottoman Empire in the Tanzimat Era – Provincial Perspectives from Ankara to Edirne

11 Nov 2022


Announced by the University of Pittsburgh:

The Ottoman Empire in the Tanzimat Era (Routledge, 2019) focuses on the state and local actors to understand the interaction, negotiation and transformation between the two with a particular emphasis on the provinces. By comparing Edirne with Ankara, Yonca Köksal urges the reader to revisit the concepts of modernization, centralization and de-centralization.

Yonca Köksal
Yonca Köksal is an Associate Professor of History at Koç University. Her research focuses on social networks and state reforms in late Ottoman Empire, animal trade from Anatolia to Istanbul and Muslim minorities in Bulgaria. She has published books and several articles in international journals such as American Behavioral Scientist, Middle Eastern Studies, Nationalities Papers, New Perspectives on Turkey, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, and Turkish Studies. Her most recent book is The Ottoman Empire in the Tanzimat Era: Provincial Perspectives from Ankara and Edirne (Routledge, 2019).

Discussant: Hatice Yıldız
Hatice Yıldız is a Lecturer in Gender History at the University of Edinburgh. Her research is concerned with comparative histories of the late Ottoman Empire and colonial India, with a focus on gender, skill, technology, and temporality in the context of menial work, crafts, and professional labour. She completed her PhD in History at the University of Cambridge in 2018. Between 2017 and 2020, she held fellowships at Merton College, University of Oxford, and the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University. Her existing publications explore the notion of time and cotton spinning in colonial Bombay, and on silk reeling in late Ottoman Bursa. She is currently working on her first monograph, “Gender and Factory Work in Ottoman Bursa and Bombay, 1880 – 1910”.
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Event Date: 
Friday, November 11, 2022 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Sponsored By: 
New York University’s Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies