Nur Baba A Sufi Novel of Late Ottoman Istanbul

September 28, 2023

By Yakup Kadri KaraosmanoğluM. Brett Wilson (Editor and Translator)

This first-ever English translation of Nur Baba – a classic of modern Turkish literature written by Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu – offers a unique window into Sufi lodges, social dilemmas, and intellectual life in early twentieth-century Istanbul.

Portraits of Empires Habsburg Albums from the German House in Ottoman Constantinople

September 28, 2023

by Robyn Dora Radway

In the late 16th century, hundreds of travelers made their way to the Habsburg ambassador's residence, known as the German House, in Constantinople. In this centrally located inn, subjects of the emperor found food, wine, shelter, and good company—and left an incredible collection of albums filled with images, messages, decorated papers, and more.

A €9.2 million grant from the FWF

March 14, 2023

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) announced five research projects in the natural sciences and the humanities selected for major funding under the Clusters of Excellence initiative "excellent=austria", including:

Book Launch by Natalie Zemon Davis

January 17, 2023
This tale of great achievements and great disappointments offers a fresh perspective on the interplay between scholarship and political sentiment in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Obituary András Gerő

January 10, 2023
It is with sadness that the Department of History learned about the loss of one of its founding members, Professor András Gerő, who passed away at the age of 70.