Courses Offered by History Department for Summer School of 2021-2022 Academic Year

17 May 22

Boğaziçi University History Deparment will be offering following courses for the summer term of 2021-2022 academic year.

HIST 426 - History of the Middle East in the Twentieth Century - Sena Karasipahi (MMTTWW 343434)

The purpose of this course is to equip the students with the theoretical and empirical knowledge necessary to understand the region, its culture and politics within the historical context. It will address set of enduring issues in Middle East international relations such as the Arab Spring, recent uprisings in Turkey, civil war in Syria, rise and evolution of Al-Qaeda, ISIS and global jihadi terrorist organizations, the evolving US role in the region, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, the challenge of Iran, the war in Iraq, and political Islam.

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HIST 433 - Japanese History: From Feudal to Modern Japan I - Selçuk Esenbel (TTTThThTh 234234)

Hist 433 discusses the major events and issues of pre-modern Japanese history from prehistory to the foundation of the Tokugawa Shogunate in the seventeenth century. Major historical processes of early Japanese society, the foundation of the monarchy, and the emergence of the samurai ruled feudal order will be discussed. The tradition of the Emperors, the Imperial court and formation of the state tradition, contacts with East Asia, the impact of Chinese civilization, religious and social traditions are among topics of interest. The course emphasizes the comparison of Japanese history with global historical developments

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HIST 48C - SP. TP. in (Asian) History: The History of Modern India - Ananya Vajpeyi (TTTThThTh 678678)

This class introduces some of the salient themes in the history of modern India (1857- 1950) to summer school students, both advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students. We survey, very broadly, colonialism, nationalism, decolonization, independence, partition, democracy, nation-state, social justice and postcolonial concerns. We use a combination of primary texts, namely the writings of important thinkers and leaders of modern India, and secondary sources, namely, key essays by historians and writers reflecting on this period.

HIST 494 - SP. TP. Ottoman Conceptual History - Yusuf Ziya Karabıçak (TTWWThTh 343434)

This seminar will offer to students interested in the Ottoman Empire a survey of the burgeoning field of Ottoman conceptual history. The readings will include theoretical works on conceptual history, pieces written by Ottomanists that use conceptual history as a method and other books and articles that discuss Ottoman use of words and concepts without acknowledging the wider theoretical discussion.

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HIST 49S - SP. TP. Soviet & Post-Soviet History in Textual and Popular Culture - Ana Dević (787878)

This course focuses on the ways in which the history of Soviet socialism/communism and the 'leap' from communism to democracy-and-capitalism in Russia are reflected in, both, academic literature and popular culture. We examine, first, the stages in the history of the Soviet Union and Russia since the 1917 October Revolution until the collapse of the USSR and the ending of the Cold War. We then move on to the 'transition' periods of the late 1980s and early 1990s, and resurrection of the Russian economy and efforts to achieve international political leverage during the era of Vladimir Putin. We will study how these stages are being addressed in the Russian media, focusing on how history and politics are addressed (and censored) in the cinema production in particular.

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