CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Ottoman & Turkish Studies Book Series

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Call for Publications
Subject Fields: 
World History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies

Academic Studies Press is pleased to announce an open call for manuscript submissions for its new book series, Ottoman and Turkish Studies, edited by Hakan T. Karateke (University of Chicago).

Ottoman and Turkish Studies will feature original studies with a focus on Ottoman and Turkish cultural history. As the definition of “culture” includes an infinite variety of topics, so will our series not limit its scope. We are particularly interested in studies that take on new perspectives and methodologies, that make use of untapped sources, or that offer novel interpretations of well-known sources. We are hoping to publish monographs and edited collections with engaging narratives that grapple with the intricacies of sources in Ottoman and Turkish cultural and intellectual history, literary studies, history of sciences, reading, and writing, but also in such emerging fields as the history of emotions, senses, perceptions, or spatial history. We invite studies concentrating not only on the dominant cultures of the Ottoman lands or core values of the imperial center, but also on popular cultures, marginal groups, or individuals traditionally deemed “unremarkable.” Studies may be on any period of the long Ottoman existence and of the Turkish Republican era with a specific cultural history perspective. Translations of primary sources will also be considered.

For further information on how to submit a proposal, please visit:, or contact the acquisitions editor, Alessandra Anzani, at


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Contact Info: 

Alessandra Anzani
Acquisitions Editor