Meltem Toksöz

Ph.D., 2001 State University of New York, Binghamton.

(90) (212) 359 7529

Research Interests: 

Ottoman Economic History, Historiography, Ottoman Social History, History of Economic Thought, Modern South Asian History and Middle Eastern History.

Research Projects: 

2010-2013: Boğaziçi University Research Fund (BAP-5092), Personal research entitled “Osmanlı’da Tarih Yazımı ve Eğitimi (Ottoman History Writing and Education)”

2008- 2009: Koç University – Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations Senior Fellow, Research Project entitled "Historians,Intellectuals and Academics: History Writing and History Education in the Late Ottoman Empire”

June 2008: ARIT Fellowship, Research project entitled “Writing History in the Late Ottoman Empire: A New Genre?”

2004-2008: Boğaziçi University Research Fund (BAP-04B903), Personal Research entitled “The Making of an Eastern Mediterranean Port-Town: Merchants of Ottoman Mersin.”

2003-2004: Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, (Institute for Advanced Study), Fellow for the project 'New Approaches to the History of Merchant Cities in the Ottoman Empire and its Successor States'



Hist 242 : European History

Hist 321: Late Ottoman History

Hist 586: Seminar in Late Ottoman History: Approaches to Social, Economic, Cultural History and Historiography

Hist 589: Seminar in Late Ottoman History: Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire, 1792-1922.

Hist 502: Historiography

Hist 689: Readings in Ottoman Historiography in the Late Empire

Hist 601: Dissertation Proposal Seminar

Selected Publications: 

Cities of the Mediterranean: From the Ottoman Times to the Present. Co-editor. I.B.Tauris, second edition, 2014.

Nomads, Migrants and Cotton in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Making of the Adana-Mersin Region in the Ottoman Empire, 1850-1908. Brill, 2011.

“Protesting Turkey: ‘We are now a Giant Other’: Food for Thought at and on Gezi”, Toplumsal Tarih, October 2013.

“The World of Mehmed Murad: Writing Histoires Universelles in Ottoman Turkish”, in Journal of Ottoman Studies, no 40, Fall 2012.

 “Deconstructing Imperial and National Narratives in Turkey and the Arab Middle East” (co-authored with Selçuk Esenbel), in Sven Beckert et al. eds., Global History, Globally. Hawaii University Press, 2014.

“Reform ve Yönetim: Devletten Topluma, Merkezden Bölgeye Osmanlı Modernizasyonu” in Halil İnalcık, Mehmet Seyitdanlıoğlu, eds., Tanzimat: Değişim Sürecinde Osmanlı İmparatorluğu. İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları, İstanbul, 2011.

“Multiplicity or Polarity: A Discursive Analysis of post-1908 Violence in an Ottoman Region” in Amy Singer, Christoph K. Neumann, and S. Aksin Somel, eds., Untold Histories of the Middle East: Recovering Voices from the 19th and 20th Centuries. London: Routledge, 2010.