Aug 14, 2009
Research Professorship in Ottoman / Turkish Studies
The Middle East Center at University of Utah invites applications for a Research Professorship in Ottoman / Turkish Studies. The position will begin January 2010.
The award is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences studying one of the following topics: (1) the social and political implications of the Balkan Wars, World War I, and the Turkish War of Independence; and (2) the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim populations in the Balkans and the Caucasus, and the role of religious and secular ideologies and institutions.
Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no later than August 31 of the year in which the fellowship begins. Fellowships may be awarded to those who hold continuing university positions with strong research projects. U.S. citizenship is not required. Each award carries a 12-month stipend of approximately $40,000. Fellows are required to be in residence at the University of Utah during the appointment period; to teach one course during the academic year; and to participate in all regular Center activities.
The primary goal of the research professorship is to promote Turkish Studies on the University of Utah campus by creating a community of research scholars whose written work contributes to and promotes Turkish Studies at the national and international level. Please send your application / CV, letter of intent, and three letters of recommendations by October 15, 2009 to the following:
Turkish Research Professorship Committee
Middle East Center University of Utah
260 S. Central Campus Dr. rm. 153
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
For more information on this opportunity, please contact the Middle East Center at the following telephone number 801-581-6181
March 10, 2009
Turkish Studies Project Launched at U
A new Turkish studies project titled "The Origins of Modern Ethnic Cleansing: The Collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the Emergence of Nation States in the Balkans and Caucasus" will be launched this spring by Hakan Yavuz, associate professor of political science with a joint appointment in the University of Utah's Middle East Center. See Full Story
****Retraction notice: The project funder is the "Turkish Coalition of America" not the "Turkish Cultural Foundation".
March 6, 2009
TCA, University of Utah announce new Turkish program
The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) and the University of Utah have announced a new academic program, "The Origins of Modern Ethnic Cleansing: Collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the Emergence of Nation States in the Balkans and Caucasus." The program has been established with the financial support of the TCA.
In the program, scholarship will be conducted on historical fluctuations at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century in the region, the results of which are still felt today. The program will be directed by Hakan Yavuz, an assistant professor at the department of political science at the University of Utah.
In a statement released yesterday by the TCA, Yavuz said the period had an impact on the formation of the identity of modern Turkey and it will be explored in conferences and research. He also added that the focus will be on the significant land loss suffered as a result of the wars the Ottoman Empire waged in the Balkans and the Caucasus before the foundation of the Turkish Republic. This loss impacted all the lands of the former empire, influencing the formation of the new republic, the ethnic cleansing of Muslim populations and other traumatic incidents that were a result of forced migration.
The statement also noted that TCA President Lincoln McCurdy believes the program is important because it will train new researchers who will influence regional studies in and around Turkey.
The advisory board for the program includes Dr. Sükrü Elekdag, former member of the Turkish Parliament; Rifat Hisarciklioglu, head of the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB); Professor Norman Stone, historian and professor of international relations at Bilkent University; and Alev Alatli, journalist and author.
This article is from the Today's Zaman, see original link here.