Dr. Yucel Yanikdag
Associate Professor of History
International Studies Concentration Advisor: Middle East
On Sabbatical: 2013-2014
Profile

My book, Healing the Nation: Prisoners of War, Medicine and Nationalism in Turkey, 1914-1939, was published by the Edinburgh University Press in 2013. I am in the planning stages of a new book project, which will be a cultural and social history of the Ottomans in the First World War. Mostly, I aim to explore self-perceptions and emotional sensibilities, or a history of subjectivities, of the soldiers who fought in the war. During 2013-2014, I will be on leave at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Grants and Fellowships

Membership, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, 2013-2014
Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship, 2009-2010

Publications
Books
Healing the Nation: Prisoners of War, Medicine and Nationalism in Turkey, 1914-1939, was published by the Edinburgh University Press in 2013.
Articles

“From Cowardice to Illness: Diagnosing Malingering in the Ottoman Great War,” Middle Eastern Studies 48: 2 (March, 2012): 205-225.

“I. Dunya Savasi'nda Osmanli Askerlerinde Harp Nevrozu (Savas Yorgunlugu) ve Tibbi Yaklasim,” [War Neuroses among Ottoman Troops during World War I and the Medical Approach] Toplumsal Tarih 198 (June 2010): 70-76.

"Misir'daki Osmanli Esirlerinde Görülen Pallegra Hastaligi: I. Dünya Savasinda Tibbi Oryantalizm ve Ingiliz Doktorlar," [Medical Orientalism: Pellagra among Ottoman Prisoners in Egypt and the British doctors] in Toplumsal Tarih #153 (September 2006): 26-33.
"Educating the Peasants: The Ottoman Army and Enlisted Men in Uniform," Middle Eastern Studies, (November 2004): 91-107.
Chapters

“Contested History: The Case of the 15,000 Blind Ottoman Prisoners of War in the Great War.” In First International Congress on the History of Turkish Medicine Proceedings, ed. Aysegul Demirhan Erdemir, et al., 323-33.  Istanbul: Turk Tip Tarihi Kurumu, 2008.

"Ottoman Psychiatry and the Great War," in Beiruter Texte und Studien: The First World War as Remembered in the Countries of the Eastern Mediterranean, ed., Olaf Farschid, Manfred Kropp, Stephan Dahne (Beirut, 2006): 163-78.

Education
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Contact Information
(804) 289-8336
(804) 287-1992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Turkey and Ottoman Empire
The Middle East
Nationalism
World War I