Selçuk Akşin  Somel

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


    Undergraduate: Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences Dept.of Int.Relations 1983; MA: Boğaziçi University Dept.of History 1987; Ph.D. : Bamberg University (Germany) Turkology, History and Sociology 1993.

Work Experience

    Boğaziçi University 1985-1988; Freiburg University (Germany) 1988-1991; Bilkent University 1993-2002.

Areas of Interest

  • 19th century Ottoman education; Ottoman bureaucracy during the reform era; relationship between central authority and peripheral populations of the Balkans, east Anatolia and the Arab lands; nationalist movements in the Balkans; 19th century Ottoman political thought; Ottoman women during the age of reforms.
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