| Hüseyin Yılmaz

Hüseyin Yılmaz


Assistant Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences


University of South Florida


Hüseyin Yılmaz is an assistant professor in Department of History, University of South Florida, Tampa. He is currently on leave and based as research fellow at Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Vienna. He received his PhD in 2005 from Harvard University in History and Middle Eastern Studies where his research has focused on the cultural and intellectual history of the early modern Middle East. From 2005 to 2008 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Introduction to the Humanities Program at Stanford University. In 2008-9 he taught in the Department of History, Stanford University as acting assistant professor. His research interests include geographical imaginations, social stereotyping, translation, cultural formation, and political thought in early modern era. He published articles and book chapters on Ottoman constitutionalism, imperial ideology and historiography. He is currently working on a book project examining imageries of leadership in sixteenth century Ottoman Empire.

Selected Publications

“The Eastern Question and the Ottoman Empire: The Genesis of the Near and Middle East in the Nineteenth Century,” in: A. Amanat, M. Bonine (eds.), Where is the Middle East, Stanford 2010 [forthcoming].

“Containing Sultanic Authority: Constitutionalism in the Ottoman Empire before Modernization,” in: S. Hashmi, H. Chehabi (eds.), Islam and Constitutionalism, Cambridge, MA 2010 [forthcoming].

“Imperial Ideology,” Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire, New York 2008.

“Constitutional Developments in the Ottoman Empire before the Westernization,” in: Divan Disiplinlerarasý Çalýþmalar Dergisi, 13, 2008, pp. 1-30.

“Approaches to Pre-Tanzimat Political Thought in Ottoman Historiography, “in: Türkiye Araþtýrmalarý Literatür Dergisi, 1/2, 2003, pp. 231-298.


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