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“Armenians and Kurds in the Late Ottoman Empire has just been published as no. 9 in the Armenian Series of the Press at California State University, Fresno, and no. 1 in the Armenian Studies Program, Fresno State Conference Series. Edited by Ümit Kurtand Ara Sarafian it contains articles by Owen Miller, Ümit Kurt, Emre Can Daglioglu, Nilay Ozok-Gundogan, and Varak Ketsemanian. This fascinating volume presents new perspectives on late Ottoman history.”

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the book at this time will only be available through the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State. Contact Barlow Der Mugrdechian for information about how to purchase the book: barlowd@csufresno.edu”.

Umit Kurtis a research fellow  at The Van Leer Jerusalem InstitutePolonsky Academy for Advanced Studies.
He presents himself as follows : “I am a historian of the late Ottoman Empire with a particular focus on the transformations of the imperial structures and their role in constituting the republican regime. Moreover, my research and teaching are grounded on theories of state and class, social identity and ethnicity. I completed my dissertation in the Department of History at Clark University. Since then, I have held a number of postdoctoral positions in Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University and Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Fresno. Currently, I am a research Fellow at Polonsky Academy in the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute with a teaching appointment in the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at the University of Tel Aviv. I am also Vice Executive Secretary of International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS).
Supervisors: Taner Akçam, Hans-Lukas Kieser, Richard Hovannissian, Cemal Kafadar et William Granara” Main publications: (Taner Akçam co-author The Spirit of the Laws: The Plunder of Wealth in the Armenian Genocide Berghahn Books, 2015 and Antep 1915. Soykirim ve Failler, Iletisim, Istanbul 2018.

Ara Sarafianis a British historian of Armenian origin. He is the founding director of the Gomidas Institute in London, which sponsors and carries out research and publishes books on modern Armenian and regional studies. “According to a New Yorker profile, “coming to Turkey transformed him, in an unexpected way. The combined effect of getting to know Turkish citizens, of higher education, of maturity, and of changing Turkish politics eroded the teen-age hatred until he began to seek out opportunities for reconciliation.” Main publication: Ara Sarafian, ed. (2011). Talaat Pasha’s Report on the Armenian Genocide. London: Gomidas Institute.

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