Thessaloniki at the edge of the 19th and 20th centuries: A look back at the history of a multinational city

By Efthymios-Spyridon Georgiou The modern history of Thessaloniki, a Mediterranean port city in northern Greece, began in the mid-nineteenth century. The Ottoman ruler at the time, Tanziman, was influenced by modernism and Western lifestyles. So while the Ottoman state remained anachronistic in administrative and military structures, Tanziman promoted the modernization of the city. The period […]

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Member of the Week: Jovana Babovic

Jovana Babović Assistant Professor of History SUNY Geneseo Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  I am currently working on a social history of animals in Yugoslavia. As I was researching entertainment for my book Metropolitan Belgrade: Class and Culture in Interwar Yugoslavia (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), I kept noticing the discrete yet […]

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Member of the Week: Carl Nightingale

Carl Nightingale Professor of Urban History Department of Transnational Studies University at Buffalo Coordinator, Global Urban History Project Board Secretary, People United for Sustainable Housing, PUSH Buffalo. Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  While writing my book on segregation, I got interested the relationship between urban history and other forms of […]

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Member of the Week: Rainer Schützeichel

Dr. Rainer Schützeichel ETH Zurich, Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta)     Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  Intellectual history alongside (and intertwined with) urban and architectural history has always caught my interest. At the moment, I am following this research interest firstly in a project that […]

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Member of the Week: Tracy Neumann

Tracy Neumann Associate Professor of History Wayne State University @tracy_neumann Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? My current book project looks at how urban and international development became linked after World War II through the activities of philanthropic foundations, international organizations, and universities. I came to the project through my first […]

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Member of the Week: Margaret O’Mara

Margaret O’Mara Professor of History University of Washington Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? I’m currently working on a book about the history of the American high-tech industry—from semiconductors to social media—and its relationship to the worlds of politics and finance. My interest and intent here is, to adapt a phrase, […]

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