Writing a scientific paper for publication requires skills that are different than writing a thesis or dissertation. This course focuses on issues including formulation of the research question, articulation of the theoretical foundation, explanation of the research methodology, description and critical discussion of the findings. The course will also present the key points in selecting the right outlet for publication, submitting the paper, and addressing the reviewers? comment in the revision.
Provides a global presentation of the purpose, practices and methodologies in history-writing from the 18th to the 21st century. Examines the professionalization of history as a discipline, the importance of primary sources (such as archives) and of key notions such as causality, truth, interpretation and objectivity in history-writing.
Introduces major historical research methods, including archival research, oral history, research and publication ethics and document analysis. Guides students through the steps of research project, namely writing research proposals, constructing hypotheses, formulating research questions, data collection, and discourse analysis.
Examines state formation, new military history, economic networks, new worlds/old texts, spiritual and intellectual pursuits of the early modern world history. Special focus will be given to the histories of Habsburg, Ottoman, Safavid, Mughal and Ming empires
Examination of significant aspects and main themes of world history since the end of the 18th century. Study of political, social, cultural, intellectual and economic transformations that laid the foundations of the modern world.
In-depth analysis of the main theories and personalities of modern social thought. Examines the classical foundations of social theory, especially the works of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim, placing them in historical context. Then, focuses on some of the important early and late twentieth-century thinkers, including Gramsci, Bourdieu, and Foucault, as well as the feminist and postcolonial challenges to classical theory, again placing all of these in the historical contexts from which they emerged.
Examines the relations and interconnectedness of different Mediterranean cultures from the 16th to the 21th century. Focuses on religious wars, cross cultural trade, piracy, the rise of nationalisms, colonization and decolonization.
Introduces the major approaches in the modern history of the Balkans from the late 18th to the 21th century. Examines the social, political and cultural developments of the period. The rise of nationalisms in the Ottoman Empire and the relations between the new Balkan nation-states and Turkey.
Introduces some of the major approaches and debates within the field of Middle Eastern labor history. Examines how historians have analyzed the history of labor movements, state-society relations, making of working classes, and relationship between gender, ethnicity and labor. Special focus is given to the late Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Iran and Turkey.
Focuses on the relationship between the modern state and violence, and the ways in which historians have attempted to explain the many mass killings of modern times. Comparatively explores various cases of mass violence in the 20th century. Particularly focusing on World War I, the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and World War II.
Seminars where faculty, outside speakers and Ph.D. students present their academic research.