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Critical Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Studies (CO+POS) highlights the latest in innovative research about Southwest Asia, North Africa, and Southeast Europe—a region encompassing the Turkic world, the Ottoman Empire, and its successor nation-states.

CO+POS gives scholars, artists, and practitioners a platform for challenging traditional understandings of this part of the world. From novel perspectives on the Ottoman Empire's architectural heritage to critical policy analyses of current events, CO+POS offers fresh approaches to the study of the dynamic region at the center of the Afro-Eurasia continent.

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Iraq: From the Inside Out

Watch this November 1st CO+POS event. The webinar features Dr. Mohammed Qasim Al Ani (Architecture, Al Nahrain University, Iraq) and Dr. Saba Al Ali (Architecture, Al Nahrain University, Iraq) and was moderated by Dr. Esra Akcan (Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University).

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In the News

Seed Grant Applications Due Oct. 29

Applications due Tuesday, Nov. 16

All CO+POS News

Ottoman at Cornell: Select Courses and Library Guide

Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

HIST 1561: Intro to the Ottoman Empire

Istanbul, Turkey, with flying birds

 TURK 1330: Elementary Turkish I

Persian Jews in Tehran, c. 1880s

HIST 4542: 19th-Century Middle East

Cornell Seal Paperweight

Library Guide: Ottoman Studies

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