Blood Ties: Religion, Violence, and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia


Monday, March 7, 2016, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The CMES Sohbet-i Osmani Seminar Series presents

İpek Kocaomer Yosmaoğlu
Assistant Professor, History, Northwestern University

İpek Yosmaoğlu (Ph.D. Princeton, 2005) is an historian of the late Ottoman Empire. She taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton before joining the history department at Northwestern in 2010. Her research interests include nationalism, violence, political legitimacy and state modernization. She has completed a book entitled Blood Ties: Religion, Violence and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878–1908 (Cornell University Press), which focuses on the final decades of Ottoman rule in southeastern Europe. Her research has been supported by the Onassis Foundation, the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Research Institute in Turkey, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contact: Liz Flanagan