History, Social & Political Sciences

A list of BIAA supported projects in the wider fields of history, and the social & political sciences 


Writing Turkey in British Literary and Travel Narratives (1914-1945)

Writing Turkey in British Literary and Travel Narratives (1914-1945)

Start: 2017 - End: 2019

This project, undertaken by Peter Cherry (BIAA postdoctoral Fellow) asks how British literary and travel texts engage with the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the socio-political transformations of early Republican-era Turkey.


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The history and culture of Turkish football

The history and culture of Turkish football

Start: 2016 - End: 2018

The research project aims at exploring the history and culture of Turkish football, with specific attention to the game’s role as a dynamic site of cultural heritage. 


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Turkey and Britain 1914-1952: from Enemies to Allies

Turkey and Britain 1914-1952: from Enemies to Allies

Start: 2015 - End: 2018

The project explores the relationship between Turkey and Britain from the First World War to Turkey’s entry into NATO in 1952.


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Climate Responsive Urban Design in the context of Black Sea Climate

Climate Responsive Urban Design in the context of Black Sea Climate

Start: 2016 - End: 2017

The project focuses on the way(s) which the formation of urban built environment responds to the local climatic conditions in the Black Sea littoral region.


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Britain’s Levantine Empire, 1914-1923

Britain’s Levantine Empire, 1914-1923

Start: 2015 - End: 2017

The project explores the wartime itineraries of hundreds of thousands of British military personnel produced as new forms of colonial rule and imagined geographies of the Levant.


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Balkan Futures

Balkan Futures

Start: 2012 - End: 2017

Balkan Futures examined inter-regional development and cooperation in south-eastern Europe during a period of crisis rather than consolidation within the EU.


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Social Media in Turkey

Social Media in Turkey

Start: 2015 - End: 2016

Based on an ethnographic approach this project examined the relations between social media, gender, morality, intimacy, and kinship in South-Eastern Turkey 


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Divisions, Connections and Movement – Rethinking Regionality

Divisions, Connections and Movement – Rethinking Regionality

Start: 2013 - End: 2015

A project aimed at fostering a cross-discpilinary exchange for the study of the movement of people, things and ideas in Turkey and the wider region from the Paleolithic era until today.


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Genealogies of rapprochement at the Aegean borders

Genealogies of rapprochement at the Aegean borders

Start: 2012 - End: 2013

This project aimed at unearthing the role of civil society in the rapprochement process between Greece and Turkey (1974-2010).


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Islamic Fashion, Economy and Morality in Modern Turkey

Islamic Fashion, Economy and Morality in Modern Turkey

Start: 2011 - End: 2012

The research project focused on a less-explored component of Islamic fashion, that is, on the design and production of commodified forms of religious appearance.


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Study of Trade between the Ottoman Empire and Southeast Asia

Study of Trade between the Ottoman Empire and Southeast Asia

Start: 2009 - End: 2012

A project exploring the relations between Ottoman and early Republican Turkey and the southeast Asian Muslim states.


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Study of the 11th century Anatolian North-East Frontier

Study of the 11th century Anatolian North-East Frontier

Start: 2009 - End: 2009

In 2009 Andrew Peacock studied Turkey’s frontier region (the northeast area, between Lake Van and the Black Sea) during Medieval times.  The Turkish groups that began to settle in the region in the 11th century AD and their impact on the Christian population was particularly focused on. 


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