SUMMARY:The questions we want to ask in this roundtable focus on the place of area studies as a methodological framework in Turkish studies, with a particular focus on the perspectives of scholars who work on Turkey in the post-Ottoman period. Scholarship on modern Turkey often makes less use of area studies methods than work on the earlier
Ottoman periods. What accounts for this? How might bringing area studies back into our
analysis serve to recenter Turkey as a “place” for study and not merely an object in a larger array of disciplinary and sub-field specialties? How can recent multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of Turkey (such as literature, geography, art history, political science, and
anthropology) help set an agenda for future research? What can institutions be doing to insure the growth of the field?
SPONSOR:Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (OTSA)
DISCIPLINES:Unknown; Unknown; Unknown; Unknown