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Dr. Yucel  Yanikdag
Dr. Yucel Yanikdag
Associate Professor of History
International Studies Concentration Advisor: Middle East
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. Currently, I am working on a new project which explores gender and masculinity in the Ottoman First World War.

Grants and Fellowships
Summer Visitorship, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2018
George F. Kennan Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2013-2014
Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship, 2009-2010
Publications
Articles

“The Battle of Gallipoli: The Politics of Remembering and Forgetting in Turkey,” Comillas Journal of International Relations (2015): 99-115.

Prisoners of War, Ottoman Empire/Middle East,” in 1914-1918- online: International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. By Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson, Freie Universität Berlin, 2014.

Ottoman Empire/Middle East,” in 1914-1918- online: International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. By Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson, Freie Universität Berlin, 2014.

“Cihan Harbi’nde Korku, Cesaret ve Erkeklik,” [Courage, Fear and Manliness in the Ottoman Great War] Toplumsal Tarih [Social History] 243 (2014): 48-55.

“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

“Syphilis as Measure of Civilization and Progress? Ottoman-Turkish Responses to European Medical Discourse on the General Paresis of the Insane,” in Studying the Near and Middle East at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1935-2018, ed. Sabine Schmidtke. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2018.

“Psikopatlar, Frengililer, Veremliler ve Maderzad Caniler: Osmanli’dan Cumhuriyet Türkiye’sine Dejenerasyon Korkusu” [Psychopaths, Syphilitics, Tuberculars, and Born Criminals: Fear of Degeneration from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic], in Osmanli’dan Cumhuriyet’e Salgin Hastaliklar ve Kamu Sagligi [Contagious Diseases and Public Health from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic], edited by Burcu Kurt and İsmail Yaşayanlar, pp. 47-70. Istanbul: Tarih Vakfı, 2017.

“İradeler Savasi: Cihan Harbi’nde bir Sosyal Hastalık olarak Sarapnel Soku,” [A Battle of Wills: Shell-Shock as a Social Disease in the Great War] Nuran Yildirim Armagan Kitabi: Tip Tarihinin Pesinde bir Omur [Festschrift for Nuran Yildirim: A Life in Pursuit of the History of Medicine], ed. Hakan Ertin and İnanc Ozekmekci, pp. 239-55. Istanbul: Betim, 2016.

“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
107 Ryland Hall
(804) 289-8336
(804) 287-1992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Turkey and Ottoman Empire
The Middle East
Nationalism
World War I