Yaşar Tolga Cora

Ph.D., 2016, University of Chicago 

(90) (212) 359 7454

Research Interests: 
Social and Economic History of the Late Ottoman Empire and Turkey, History of Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Empire, Modern Middle East, Economic History of the Modern Middle East, Labor History, History of Migration, World War I.
Selected Publications: 
“The Market as a Means of Post-Violence Recovery: Armenians and Oriental Carpets in the Late Ottoman Empire (c.1890s–1910s),” International Review of Social History (2021) doi:10.1017/S0020859021000018 [first view]
Archiv Orientalni 88-3 (2020) Special Issue: Fighting Under the Same Banner: Memories from the Ottoman Theater of the Great War. (co-edited with Richard Wittmann) 
“ ‘As Brave as Armenak Efendi’: Ethnic Hierarchies and the Precarious Masculinity of an Ottoman Armenian Officer during the Great War,” Archiv Orientalni 88-3 (2020):: 401-428.

“Institutionalized Migrant Solidarity in the Late Ottoman Empire: Armenian Homeland Associations (1800s–1920s),” New Perspectives on Turkey, 63 (2020): 55-79.

“Providing Services and Bargaining Over Loyalty: The Crimean War and the Armenian Elite in the Ottoman Empire,” Archiv Orientální, 87-3 (2019): 421-444.

“Female Labor, Benevolent Merchants, and Resilient Manufacturing: Rethinking Late Ottoman Armenian History through Labor, Business and Community,” Journal of the Social and Economic History of the Orient, 61-3 (2018): 361-395.

“Localizing Missionary Activities: Encounters between Tondrakians, Protestants and Apostolic Armenians in Khnus in the Mid-Nineteenth Century,” in The Ottoman East in the Nineteenth Century: Societies, Identities and Politics, ed. by Yaşar Tolga Cora, Dzovinar Derderian and Ali Sipahi (London: I.B. Tauris, 2016), 109-132.

Harbiyeli Bir Osmanlı Ermenisi: Mülâzım-ı Sânî Kalusd Sürmenyan’ın Birinci Dünya Savaşı ve Tehcir Anıları (Istanbul: Tarih Vakfı Yurt Yayınları, 2015).