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