Once Upon a Time in Istanbul: The City of Melancholia as Remembered by Orhan Pamuk

Editor’s note: Istanbul is the Metropolis of the Month for September. This is the fifth entry in the series. You can read additional entries, as they are published, linked at the conclusion of this post. By Nefise Kahraman Istanbul, that cosmopolitan city of empires, featured in the itineraries of many travelers, an exoticized setting for […]

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Istanbul Under Allied Occupation: Venues of Resistance

Editor’s note: Istanbul is the Metropolis of the Month for September. This the third entry in the series. You can read additional entries as they are published, linked at the conclusion of this post. By Evren Altinkas Ever since the ideals of nationalism, democracy, and freedom spread from Europe to the Ottoman world, Istanbul has […]

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Member of the Week: Pedro Regalado

Pedro A. Regalado Assistant Professor of History Stanford University Please describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? My book project, Nueva York: Making the Modern City, explores the history of New York City’s Latinx community during the twentieth century, from the “pioneers” who arrived after World War I to the panoply of […]

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Counterinsurgency and Insurgent Safety in Istanbul

Editor’s note: This is the second post in The Metropole’s theme month on Istanbul. You can see additional posts in the series at the bottom of the page. By Deniz Yonucu                                                                        The Black Lives Matter Movement was not only successful in drawing large-scale attention to police violence enabled by deeply embedded racism both in the […]

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City of Empire: An Overview and Bibliography of Istanbul

Editor’s note: Istanbul is the Metropolis of the Month for September. This overview is the first entry for the month, you can read additional entries in this series, as they are published, linked at the conclusion of this post. I’ve only been to Istanbul once in my life, during the summer of 2003, just before […]

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Member of the Week: Katie Uva

Katie Uva Adjunct Lecturer CUNY Baruch @K80Uva Please describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? I do a lot of teaching and freelancing these days, but my personal research is about New York’s two World’s Fairs (in 1939-1940 and 1964-1965, respectively), and how they shaped and reflected expectations about urbanism in the […]

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Discipling the Nation: Teaching the History of Campus Police

By Yalile Suriel In December 1978, the FBI’s Law Enforcement Bulletin shined a national spotlight on the incredibly rapid rise of University Police Departments. These departments emerged as one of several tools that institutions of higher education used to respond to student uprisings, national calls for law and order, and to catalyze their role in projects of urban […]

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