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Nazan Maksudyan, Orphans and Destitute Children in the Late Ottoman Empire. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2014. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Nazan Maksudyan (NM): Though its scope has been enlarged, historical writing is still notorious for its disregard and ignorance of a wide range of social groups. Even today, children are almost invisible in historical writing, just as women, working classes, blacks, or ethnic minorities were disregarded ...Keep Reading »
Nazan Maksudyan is the head of the Department of Social Sciences, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University. Her research focuses on the history of children and youth during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her prominent publications include Orphans and Destitute Children in the Late Ottoman Empire (Syracuse, 2014), Women and the City, Women in the City (ed.) (Berghahn, 2014), “Orphans, Cities, and the State: Vocational Orphanages (Islahhanes) and ‘Reform’ in the Late Ottoman Urban Space,” IJMES 43 (2011) and “Foster-Daughter or Servant, Charity or Abuse: Beslemes in the Late Ottoman Empire,” Journal of Historical Sociology 21 (2008).