Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association, Vol. 2, No. 2, November 2015

The Institute of Turkish Studies is happy to announce that issue 2-2 of Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association that ITS proudly supported is now available through our new publishers at Indiana University Press. The theme of this issue is "Interdisciplinary Turkish Studies", and it features some fascinating studies on Psychiatry and Architecture, as well as new approaches to existing source materials.

See below for the full table of contents.

The Editors, Introduction


  • Esra Akin-Kivanç, Mustafa li's Epic Deeds of Artists and New Approaches to Written Sources of Ottoman Art
  • Salih Can Aciksoz, Ghosts Within, A Genealogy of War Trauma in Turkey
  • Christopher Dole, The House that Saddam Built: Protest and Psychiatry in Post-Disaster Turkey
  • Özge Samanci, Fast Forwarding through Turkey's Last Ten Years with Ordinary Things
  • Zeynep K. Korkman, Blessing Neoliberalism: Economy, Family, and the Occult in Millennial Turkey
  • Esra Akcan, The "Occupy" Turn in the Global City Paradigm: The Architecture of AK Party's Istanbul and the Gezi Movement
  • Avner Wishnitzer, Modern Turkey, Real Time and Other Functional Fabrications in Tanpınar's The Time Regulation Institute
  • Gülşat Aygen, Languages of the Kapalıçarşı/the Grand Bazaar


  • Edmund Herzig and Sarah Stewart, eds., The Age of the Seljuqs (Sara Nur Yıldız)
  • I. Mahmud-Nadir Şah Mektuplaşmaları: 3 Numaralı Nâme-i Hümâyûn Defteri (Metin Atamaca)
  • Ahmed Fekry Ibrahim, Pragmatism in Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History (Guy Burak)
  • Terence Walz and Kenneth M. Cuno, eds., Race and Slavery in the Middle East: Histories of Trans-Saharan Africans in Nineteenth-Century Egypt, Sudan, and the Ottoman Mediterranean (Marsha R. Robinson)
  • Mesûd Serfiraz, Kurd, Kitêb, Çapxane: Weşangeriya Kitêbên Kurdî di Dewra Osmaniyan de (1844-1923) (Metin Yüksel)
  • Karnig Panian, Goodbye Antoura: A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide (Nora Lessersohn)
  • Savaş Arslan, Cinema in Turkey: A New Critical History (Enis Dinç)
  • Binnaz Toprak, et al., Türkiye'de Farklı Olmak: Din ve Muhafazakârlık Ekseninde Ötekileştirilenler (Ayşe Güç Işık)
  • Gerald MacLean, Abdullah Gül and the Making of the New Turkey (Elisabeth Özdalga)

Conference and Workshop Reports and Research Aids

  • Security, Crime, Punishment, and Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire (Berlin, June 2015)
  • Creating a Digital Ottoman Platform (Princeton, June 2015)
  • William M. Blair, A Brief Bibliographic Guide to Ottoman Studies

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