NMC477H1: Modern Turkey

Hours

24S

The course examines the history of modern Turkey from the beginning of the 20th century until the present day. Topics include transition from empire to nation-state; the establishment of the Turkish republic; the Kemalist reforms and legacy; nationalism and nation-building; Islam and politics; gender and sexuality; as well as recent political, social, and cultural developments. The course seeks to situate the history of Turkey in a broader regional context and introduces students to some historiographical debates. In seminar discussions, students are encouraged to explore topics from a critical post-nationalist perspective and to think about current events in a historical context.

Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)