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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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Featured CO+POS Video

Explore the early days of the Ottoman Empire, as shrewd political rulers grew the principality into an intercontinental empire. An animated video with voiceover by CO+POS director Mostafa Minawi.

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Turkey: From the Inside Out

Watch video of this October 19 CO+POS event. The webinar features Sinan Erensü (Boğaziçi University) and Başak Can (Koç University).

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Upcoming Events

Don't miss these in-person, hybrid, and virtual events from CO+POS and the Einaudi Center!

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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Established in 2021, CO+POS succeeds the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative, launched with Einaudi Center seed funding in 2015.

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