Yaşar Tolga Cora

Ph.D., 2016, The 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: 
PUBLICATIONS
Edited Volumes:
2016 The Ottoman East in the Nineteenth Century: Societies, Identities and Politics (with D. Derderian
and A. Sipahi), (London: I.B. Tauris).
Books:
2015 Harbiyeli Bir Osmanlı Ermenisi: Mülâzım-ı Sânî Kalusd Sürmenyan’ın Birinci Dünya Savaşı ve
Tehcir Anıları [Memoirs of Lieutenant Kalusd Sürmenyan during World War I and the Armenian
Deportations], translated from Armenian with an introduction. (Istanbul: Tarih Vakfı Yurt
Yayınları). [Turkish]
Articles in Refereed Journals:
2018 “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: 361-395.
2016 (with Uğur Bahadır Bayraktar), “Sorunlar” Gölgesinde Tanzimat Döneminde Kürtlerin ve
Ermenilerin Tarihi [History of Kurds and Armenians in the Tanzimat Era in the Shadows of
“Questions”],” Kebikeç, v. 42: 7-48. [Turkish]
2015 “Osmanlı Taşrasındaki Ermeniler Üzerine Olan Tarihyazımında Sınıf Analizinin Eksikliği” [The
Absence of Class Analysis in the Historiography on Armenians in the Ottoman Provinces],
Praxis, no. 39: 23-44. [Turkish]
2013 “A Muslim Great Merchant [Tüccar] Family in the Late Ottoman Empire: A Case Study of the
Nemlizades, 1860-1930,” International Journal of Turkish Studies v.19, no.1&2: 1-29.
 
Book Chapters:
2016 “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), 109-132.
2016 (with D. Derderian and A. Sipahi), “Introduction: Ottoman Historiography’s Black Hole,” 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), 1-15.
2015 “Doğu’da Kürt-Ermeni Çatışmasının Sosyoekonomik Arkaplanı” [Social and Economic
Background of the Kurdish-Armenian Conflict in the East] in 1915: Öncesi ve Sonrasıyla Ermeni
Siyaseti, Tehcir ve Soykırım [Armenian Politics, Deportations, and Genocide before, during, and
after 1915], eds. Fikret Adanır and Oktay Özel (Istanbul: Tarih Vakfı Yurt Yayınları, 2015), 126-
139. [Turkish]
2014 “Why Was Pastırmacı Khatchatur Efendi Killed? The Life of an Ottoman-Armenian Elite in Mid-
19 th -Century Erzurum/Karin,” in Ottoman Armenians: Life, Culture, Society, ed. by Vahe
Tachjian, vol. 1 (Berlin: A Houshamadyan Publication), 65-87.
2013 “Asker-Vatandaşlar ve Kahraman Erkekler: Balkan Savaşları ve Birinci Dünya Savaşı
Dönemlerinde Beden Terbiyesi Aracılığıyla İdeal Erkekliğin Kurgulanması” [Citizen-Soldiers
and Heroic Men: Construction of Ideal Masculinity during the Balkan Wars and World War I], in
Erkek Millet-Asker Millet: Türkiye’de Militarizm, Milliyetçilik, Erkek(lik)ler [Manly Nation-
Nation of Soldiers: Militarism, Nationalism and Masculinity in Turkey], ed. by Nurseli Yeşim
Sünbüloğlu (Istanbul: İletişim Yayınları), 45-74. [Turkish]
Book Reviews:
2018 Review of Anthony Gorman and Sossie Kasbarian (eds.) Diasporas of the Modern Middle East:
Contextualizing Community. In Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African
Migration Studies, vol. 5:2: 200-203.
2018 Review of Simon Arakelyan, Ankara Vukuatı: Menfilik Hatıralarım, ed. Murat Cankara. In
Journal of Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association, vol 5:1: 203-205.
2017 “Existence Had Turned into a Political Act”: Review Essay of Recent Works on Armenians in
Republican Turkey (Reviews of Lerna Ekmekçioğlu, Recovering Armenia: The Limits of
Belonging in Post-Genocide and Talin Suciyan, The Armenians in Modern Turkey: Post-
Genocide Society, Politics and History). On H-Nationalism, H-Net Reviews.
2017 Review of Vicken Cheterian, Open Wounds: Armenians, Turks and a Century of Genocide. On
H-Nationalism, H-Net Reviews.
2016 Review of Nazan Maksudyan, Orphans and Destitute Children in the Late Ottoman Empire. In
Review of Middle Eastern Studies (RoMES), vol. 50:1:101-103.
2016 Review of Bedross Der Matossian, Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in
the Late Ottoman Empire. In Études arméniennes contemporaines, no. 7: 118-123.
2015 Review of Julia Phillips Cohen, Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in
the Modern Era. On H-Nationalism, H-Net Reviews.
 
Works in Progress:
(2018) “Towards a Social History of the Ottoman War Economy: Manufacturing and Armenian Forced
Skilled-Laborers” book chapter
 
Other Publications:
2018 “Revolutions and Rebellions: Van Resistance as Rebellion (Ottoman Empire/Middle East),” in
1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. by Ute Daniel et al.
issued by Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin (2018-05-29). DOI: 10.15463/ie1418.11268.
2016 “Transforming Erzurum/Karin: The Social and Economic History of a Multiethnic Ottoman City
in the Nineteenth Century,” Études arméniennes contemporaines, no. 8: 121-126.
2015 “Hagop Siruni’nin Anıları: Harbiye’de Birkaç Ay” [Memoirs of Hagob Siruni: Few Months in the
Military Academy (1914)], Toplumsal Tarih no. 253: 72-76. [Turkish].
2006 “II. Meşrutiyet’te Beden Terbiyesi: Genç Kalemler’in ‘Milli Jimnastik’ (1911) Adlı Risalesi
Üzerine Notlar,” Müteferrika, 29: 177-192. [Turkish].