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In Hitler’s Germany, scholars lost their jobs because they were Jewish or otherwise undesired.Turkey, on the other hand, was craving for Western scholars and tutors for its universities.Under the... [Collection highlight]
On 26 August 1896 the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, a small nationalist social-democratic organization, occupied the Ottoman Bank’s main office in Istanbul. While the occupation ended that same... [News]
On 24 January 2013 the Turkish journalist Doğan Özgüden officially transferred his papers at a festive meeting at the IISH.In the fifties and sixties Doğan Özgüden was a renowned journalist of... [News]
Herman van Renselaar Prize for Turkish social history.Herman van Renselaar was for fifteen years the attaché for social affairs at the Dutch embassy in Ankara. During those years he played a key role... [News]
The Turkey department is since 2010 part of the activities of the Middle East and Central Asia desk of the IISH.Yirminci yüzyılın ikinci yarısında, ama özellikle son çeyreğinde toplumsal... [General page]
The newly awakened interest in the lives of craftspeople in Turkey is highlighted in this collection, which uses archival documents to follow Ottoman artisans from the late 15th century to the... [Publication]
Sosyal Tarih: Uluslararası Sosyal Tarİh Enstİtüsü Türkİye Bölümü bülteni.Editör: Zülfikar Özdoğan [Publication]
The story of the miners of Zonguldak presents a particularly graphic local lens through which to examine questions that have been of major concern to historians—most prominently, the development of... [Publication]
A wealth of sources at the IISH provides context for the study of social history of Turkey, the Turkish Left, labour, and the Turkish and Kurdish diaspora. [Publication]
In 1878, Abdul Hamid II (1842-1918), 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Emprire, suspended the Constitution and restored autocratic power to himself. In July 1908, Turkish army officers, adherents of the... [Item of the Day]