Historians of the Ottoman Empire

Galata TowerInitiated in the Fall of 2003, the project Historians of the Ottoman Empire, started at Harvard University and now housed at the University of Chicago, aims at filling an extensive gap in the field of Ottoman Studies by offering scholars a major bio-bibliographical reference book on Ottoman historians.

In contrast to earlier similar projects in the field, Historians of the Ottoman Empire intends to comprise all the historians who have lived and produced within the geographical limits of the Ottoman Empire—regardless of the language in which they wrote. The reference book will thus cover works of history primarily in Turkish, but also in Arabic, Persian, Armenian, Greek, and other languages.

Historians of the Ottoman Empire is made possible by a generous grant from the Packard Humanities Institute

Editorial Committee

Cemal Kafadar
Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies
Department of History
Harvard University 
email: kafadar@fas.harvard.edu

Hakan Karateke 
Associate Professor of Ottoman and Turkish Culture, Language and Literature
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations 
University of Chicago
email: karateke@uchicago.edu

Cornell H. Fleischer 
Kanuni Suleyman Professor of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
University of Chicago
email: c-fleischer@uchicago.edu

Visit the project website for more information and to browse the database.

See also: Turkey