Structure of the Program

İstanbul Bilgi University History MA Program is an interdisciplinary program that addresses Ottoman and Republican histories from an interdisciplinary perspective and within the framework of the most up-to-date academic approaches. The program examines economic, social, political, and cultural transformations from the early modern Ottoman period to the Republican period in the context of their relation to world history. The research subjects of the program’s academic staff include gender, law, globalization, medicine, environment and animals. The program addresses the chronological and thematic issues in historiography with students and aims to enable students to develop a critical approach. At the same time, students have the opportunity to closely experience different historiographical experiences with guest lecturers invited to the courses from universities in Türkiye and abroad.

İstanbul Bilgi University History MA Program Areas of Study and Concentration:

  • Gender History
  • Ottoman Social History
  • Ottoman Legal History
  • Animal History
  • Environmental History
  • History of Medicine
  • Intellectual History
  • History of Ideas
  • Republican History
  • Modern Ottoman History
  • Early Modern Ottoman History
  • History of Globalization
  • History of Economy
  • Historical Sociology
  • Comparative History
  • Historiography
  • History of the Modern Middle East
  • Cultural History