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Apr 23, 2019

Inclusion and exclusion: the challenges of identity formation during childhood in Turkey, and in the study of children during genocide -- Dr. Nazan Maksudyan writes on these topics.  Her research focuses on the history of children and youth in the Ottoman Empire during the 19th and early 20th centuries, with a focus on non-Muslims and gender, sexuality, education and humanitarianism.

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Ottoman Children & Youth During World War I (Syracuse University Press, 2019) 

“Agents or Pawns? Nationalism and Ottoman Children during the Great War” (2016)

Orphans and Destitute Children in the Late Ottoman Empire (Syracuse University Press, 2014) 

Women and the City, Women in the City (Berghahn, 2014), provided an under-researched gendered lens to Ottoman urban history. 

“Orphans, Cities, and the State: Vocational Orphanages (Islahhanes) and ‘Reform’ in the Late Ottoman Urban Space” (2011)

“Foster-Daughter or Servant, Charity or Abuse: Beslemes in the Late Ottoman Empire” (2008)