SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Philipp Wirtz

PhD (SOAS), MA History and Middle Eastern Studies (Frankfurt a. Main), MA History (SOAS)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Publications

Overview

Philipp Wirtz
Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Senior Teaching Fellow

Centre for Ottoman Studies

Member

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Member

Name:
Dr Philipp Wirtz
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4773
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
306
Office Hours:
Mondays 2-3pm

Biography

I received my PhD from SOAS in 2013 after studies and research in Germany, Iran, Turkey and the UK. My research areas include the modern history of the Middle East, particularly of the Ottoman Empire and its successor states, especially contemporary Turkey. I am interested in "ego documents" and personal narratives, contacts between the Ottomans and the world around them as well as questions of cultural change and cultural politics.

Teaching

Research

Past research: 

Personal narratives in the Ottoman Empire and early Turkish Republic, especially autobiographies. Relationships between cultural production and politics in the Ottoman and post-Ottoman Middle East.

Current research projects: 
  1. German expatriate intellectuals in the late Ottoman Empire and early Turkish Republic, 1880-1933.

Publications

Authored Books

Wirtz, Philipp (2017) Depicting the Late Ottoman Empire in Turkish Autobiographies: Images of a Past World. Abingdon; New York: Routledge.

Articles

Wirtz, Philipp (2010) 'A Long Farewell: Depicting the Late Ottoman Empire in Autobiographies, 1920-1950'. Polyvocia: The SOAS Journal of Graduate Research 2, pp 46-63.

Book Chapters

Wirtz, Philipp (2016) 'Presenting Ottoman childhoods in post-Ottoman Autobiographies'. In: Fortna, Benjamin C., (ed.), Childhood in the Late Ottoman Empire and After. Leiden: Brill, pp 223-249.

Wirtz, Philipp (2011) 'Perceptions of the First World War in Turkish Autobiographies'. In: Miller, Alisa and Rowe, Laura and Kitchen, James, (eds.), Other Combatants, Other Fronts: Competing Histories of the First World War. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing , pp 275-292.

 

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