HIST 638 Research in Popular and Applied History VIII : Topics in Nationalist Conflict and the Breakup of Empire II Select Term:
The eighth of a series of comparative and applied workshops in the analysis of elements of popular historical consciousness, including fiction, popular journals and comic strips as well as history education materials. Focuses not only on Turkey but on Southeast Europe as a whole, and creates space for exploring the possibilities of defining and producing alternative educational materials, including textbooks and/or theme kits for teachers and students. More specifically, HIST 638 is devoted to critical investigations of existing as well as earlier textbook accounts of the nationalist conflicts emerging in the context of the protracted death throes of the Ottoman Empire. Unlike the previous courses in this series, HIST 638 (as well as its HIST 637 prerequisite) will count as a 600-coded research seminar for graduate students registered in regular Sabancı University degree programs.