Call for Book Proposals: Armenians in the Modern and Early Modern World

I.B.Tauris is seeking book proposals for a new academic book series: Armenians in the Modern and Early Modern World.

Recent decades have seen the expansion of Armenian Studies from insular history to a broader, more interactive field within an inter-regional and global context. This series, Armenians in the Modern and Early Modern World, responds to this growth by promoting innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to Armenian history, politics, and culture in the period between 1500-2000. Focusing on the geographies of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Contemporary Russia [Eastern Armenia], it directs specific attention to imperial and post-imperial frameworks: from the Ottoman Empire to Modern Turkey/Arab Middle East; the Safavid/Qajar Empires to Iran; and the Russian Empire to Soviet Union/Post-Soviet territories.

Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the series welcomes proposals from scholars in Ottoman/Turkish Studies, Iranian Studies, Slavic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Mediterranean Studies, and disciplines of History, Political Science, Anthropology, Literature and Sociology, among others. Topics and themes include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Trade and economy
  • Cultural Production
  • Political History
  • Gender
  • Intra and Inter-religious relations
  • Diaspora
  • Genocide
  • Nationalism and Identity formation
  • Democratization

The series publishes monographs and edited collections. All proposal and manuscripts are subject to rigorous peer review.

Series Editor:
Bedross Der Matossian, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

Advisory Board:
Levon Abrahamian, Yerevan State University, Armenia; Sebouh Aslanian, University of California, Los Angeles, USA; Stephan Astourian, University of California, Berkley, USA; Houri Berberian, University of California, Irvine, USA; Talar Chahinian, University of California, Irvine, USA; Rachel Goshgarian, Lafayette College, USA; Ronald Grigor Suny, University of Michigan, USA; Sossie Kasbarian, University of Stirling, UK; Christina Maranci, Tufts University, USA; Tsolin Nalbantian, Leiden University, the Netherlands; Anna Ohanyan, Stonehill College, USA; Hratch Tchilingirian, University of Oxford, UK.

Forthcoming books:
The Politics of Naming the Armenian Genocide: Language, History and ‘Medz Yeghern’ by Vartan Matiossian
Picturing the Ottoman Armenian World: Photography in Erzerum, Kharpert, Van and Beyond by David Low

If you have a book project or idea that you’d like us to consider for the series, please contact the series editor Dr Bedross Der Matossian - bdermatossian2@unl.edu - or Rory Gormley, Commissioning Editor at I.B.Tauris – rory.gormley@bloomsbury. com – both of whom will be pleased to give you feedback on your idea.

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