Assoc. Prof.

M. TALHA ÇİÇEK


Faculty of Arts and Humanities

History

Turkish Republican History

Biography

M. Talha Çiçek is associate professor at Istanbul Medeniyet University. He studied Political Science at Sakarya University and received his Ph.D. from Sabancı University (Istanbul). He has been a visiting researcher at the Free University of Berlin (September 2009–August 2010) and learned Arabic at Kuwait University (September 2005–August 2006). He has done research in the Ottoman, Austrian, German, British, French and American state archives, focusing on the history of the Arab provinces under Ottoman rule at the end of the nineteenth and in the early twentieth centuries. He is the winner of Turkish Academy of Sciences' the High Achiever Young Academics Award (2015). He was the British Academy's Newton Fellow at SOAS, University of London between 2016-2018 and Humboldt Experienced Research Fellow at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin in 2019-2020 Academic year. He conducted short-term collaborative research at University of Oxford (2018) and LSE (2019) as Newton Alumnus Fellow. His research interests include the history of the modern Middle East, Islamic history, late Ottoman history and historiography, the socio-political history of Ottoman Syria and Arabia, Arab tribes under Ottoman rule, modern Turkish history, Empire Studies and World History. His articles have appeared in War and Society, New Perspectives on Turkey, Middle Eastern Studies and Die Welt des Islams. He is the author of the books, War and State Formation in Syria: Cemal Pasha’s Governorate during World War I (Routledge, 2014) and Negotiating Empire in the Middle East: Ottomans and Arab Nomads in the Modern Era, 1840-1914 (Cambridge UP, 2021), and editor of Syria in World War I: Politics, Economy and Society (Routledge, 2015). Currently, he is working on the relational formation of the post-Ottoman Middle East.

Education Information

2016 - 2018

2016 - 2018

Post Doctorate

University Of London-School Of Oriental And African Studies, Faculty Of Arts And Humanities, History, United Kingdom

2007 - 2012

2007 - 2012

Doctorate

Sabancı Üniversitesi, Sanat Ve Sosyal Bilimler Fakültesi, Tarih, Turkey

2003 - 2007

2003 - 2007

Post Graduate

Sakarya Üniversitesi, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Siyaset Ve Sosyal Bilimler Ana Bilim Dalı, Turkey

1999 - 2003

1999 - 2003

Under Graduate

İnönü Üniversitesi, İktisadi Ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi, Kamu Yönetimi, Turkey

Dissertations

2012

2012

Doctorate

"Cemal Pasha's Governorate in Syria, 1914-1917"

Sabancı Üniversitesi, Sanat Ve Sosyal Bilimler Fakültesi, Tarih

2007

2007

Post Graduate

"Şerif Hüseyin İsyanı'nın Türk ve Arap Kimlik İnşa Süreçlerine Etkisinin Analizi"

Sakarya Üniversitesi, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Siyaset Ve Sosyal Bilimler

Foreign Languages

C1 Advanced

C1 Advanced

Arabic

B2 Upper Intermediate

B2 Upper Intermediate

French

B2 Upper Intermediate

B2 Upper Intermediate

German

C1 Advanced

C1 Advanced

English

Research Areas

Social Sciences and Humanities, History, Recent History, Middle East Research

Academic Titles / Tasks

2019 - Continues

2019 - Continues

Associate Professor

Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, History

2013 - 2019

2013 - 2019

Assistant Professor

Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty Of Arts And Humanities, History

2007 - 2012

2007 - 2012

Research Assistant

Sabancı Üniversitesi, Sanat Ve Sosyal Bilimler Fakültesi, Tarih

Managerial Experience

2019 - 2020

2019 - 2020

Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Research Fellow

Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient

2016 - 2018

2016 - 2018

Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of London-School of Oriental and African Studies, History

Courses

Doctorate

Doctorate

History of the Middle East II

Doctorate

Doctorate

History of the Middle East I

Associate Degree

Associate Degree

The Ottoman Middle East

Under Graduate

Under Graduate

Atatürk İlke ve İnkılapları II

Under Graduate

Under Graduate

The Principles of Atatürk

Doctorate

Doctorate

Nationalist Movements in the Ottoman Empire

Under Graduate

Under Graduate

Atatürk İlke ve İnkılapları II

Under Graduate

Under Graduate

Atatürk İlke ve İnkılapları I

Under Graduate

Under Graduate

Humanity and Society II

Under Graduate

Under Graduate

Humanity and Society I

Articles Published in Journals That Entered SCI, SSCI and AHCI Indexes

Articles Published in Other Journals

2018

2018

Birinci Dünya Savaşı'nda Suriye'de Pan-İslamist Propaganda: Eş-Şark Gazetesi Örneği

Çiçek M. T.

Dil ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları, no.17, pp.107-126, 2018 (Other Refereed National Journals)

2015

2015

The Three Lives of Muhammed Lutfi Bey: Under Ottoman, Syrian and Turkish States

ÇİÇEK M.

Jerusalem Quarterly, no.60, pp.77-91, 2015 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

2013

2013

İttihatçılar ve Şerif Hüseyin: Mekke İsyanı'nın Nedenleri Üzerine Bir Değerlendirme

ÇİÇEK M.

Tarih ve Toplum. Yeni Yaklaşımlar, vol.8, no.16, pp.41-57, 2013 (Other Refereed National Journals)

2012

2012

The Impact of Sharif Hussein's Revolt on the Nation -Building Processes of Turks and Arabs

ÇİÇEK M.

Journal of Academic Approaches, vol.3, no.2, pp.98-111, 2012 (National Refreed University Journal)

2012

2012

Osmanlıcılık İdeolojisi ve OSmanlı Sonrası Türk-Arap İlişkilerinde Değişim ve Süreklilik

ÇİÇEK M.

DİVAN: DİSİPLİNLERARASI ÇALIŞMALAR DERGİSİ, vol.17, no.33, pp.173-192, 2012 (Other Refereed National Journals)

2012

2012

Erken Cumhuriyet Dönemi Ders Kitapları Çerçevesinde Ulus Kimliği İnşası ve "Arap İhaneti"

ÇİÇEK M.

DİVAN: DİSİPLİNLERARASI ÇALIŞMALAR DERGİSİ, vol.17, no.32, pp.169-188, 2012 (Other Refereed National Journals)

Books & Book Chapters

2021

2021

Negotiating Empire in the Middle East: Ottomans and Arab Nomads in the Modern Era, 1840-1914

Çiçek M. T.

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (MA), USA , Cambridge, 2021

2020

2020

Birinci Dünya Savaşı'nda Suriye

Çiçek M. T. (Editor)

Küre Yayınları, İstanbul, 2020

2020

2020

'Food for Liberty, Tolerance for Loyalty': The Ottomans and the Druze of Syria during World War I

Çiçek M. T.

in: Not All Quiet on the Ottoman Fronts: Neglected Perspectives on a Global War, 1914-1918, Mehmet Beşikçi,Selçuk Akşin Somel and Alexandre Toumarkine, Editor, Ergon Verlag, Berlin, pp.119-131, 2020

2015

2015

Syria in World War I: Politics Economy and Society

ÇİÇEK M.

Routledge, London/New York , Londra, 2015

2015

2015

Myth of the Unionist Triumvirate: The Formation of the CUP Factions and their Impact in Syria during the Great War

ÇİÇEK M.

in: Syria in World War I: Politics, Economy and Society, Cicek MT, Editor, Routledge, London/New York , Londra Ve Newyork, pp.9-36, 2015

Episodes in the Encyclopedia

2018

2018

Beershebe-Gaza Line

Çiçek M.

Freie Universität-Berlin, pp.1-5, 2018

2015

2015

International Encyclopedia of World War I

Çiçek M.

Freie Üniversitaet-Berlin, pp.1-5, 2015

2015

2015

International Encyclopedia of World War I

ÇİÇEK M.

Freie Universitaet-Berlin, pp.1-5, 2015

Other Publications

Activities in Scientific Journals

2015 - Continues

2015 - Continues

Divan Disiplinlerarası Çalışmalar Dergisi

Publication Committee Member

Memberships / Tasks in Scientific Organizations

2016 - Continues

2016 - Continues

Middle East Studies Association

Member

Scientific Refereeing

May 2020

May 2020

TUBITAK Project

1001 - Program for Supporting Scientific and Technological Research Projects, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey

February 2020

February 2020

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON TURKEY

Journal Indexed in SSCI

February 2019

February 2019

JOURNAL OF GLOBAL HISTORY

Journal Indexed in SSCI

June 2018

June 2018

I.B. Tauris

Scientific / Professional Book Published by Renowned Publishing Houses

February 2018

February 2018

Newton Programme Project

Newton Fund, Advanced Fellowships Project, The British Academy, England

November 2016

November 2016

Journal of Terrorism and Political Violence

Journal Indexed in SSCI

November 2016

November 2016

Divan

National Scientific Refreed Journal

October 2016

October 2016

Stanford University Press

Scientific / Professional Book Published by Renowned Publishing Houses

March 2016

March 2016

Divan

National Scientific Refreed Journal

Awards

April 2021

April 2021

The Young Scientist Award

The Science Academy, Turkey

May 2015

May 2015

Promising Young Scientist Awar

Turkish Academy Of Sciences



Edit Congress and Symposium Activities

2016

2016

Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting

Attendee

Massachusetts-United States Of America

2015

2015

Uluslararası Osmanlı Araştırmaları Kongresi

Attendee

Sakarya-Turkey

Invited Talks

September 2020

September 2020

‘The Ottoman Expansion into the Desert and the Nomadic Justice, 1840-1914’

Workshop

Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient-Germany

June 2019

June 2019

The Ottoman state formation and the Arab nomads in the Middle East, 1840-1914

Conference

University of London (The London School of Economics and Political Science)-England

November 2018

November 2018

Liberty in Return for Loyalty: Cemal Pasha and the Druze in the Great War

Conference

American University of Beirut-Lebanon

May 2018

May 2018

The Hijaz Railroad: Planning, Construction, Reactions and Impact

Conference

American University of Beirut-Lebanon

November 2017

November 2017

Empire and Its Nomads: Ottomans and the Arab Bedouin in the Modern Era

Conference

Princeton University-United States Of America

October 2017

October 2017

The Ottoman Response to the Balfour Declaration

Workshop

Universitaet Basel (University of Basel)-Switzerland

November 2016

November 2016

Ottoman Governance of the Arab Bedouin, 1840-1914

Conference

University of London-School of Oriental and African Studies-England

October 2016

October 2016

Exiling Empire: The Deportation of the Syrian-Arab Elites into Anatolia in light of the memoirs of Issa al-Issa

Workshop

Universitaet Potsdam-Germany

April 2016

April 2016

The holy war in Syria: The Ottoman plan to conquer Egypt during the First World War

Conference

British Institute of Archeology at Ankara-Turkey

March 2015

March 2015

Cemal Pasha’s Expedition of Egypt and Pan-Islamist Propaganda in Syria during the Great War

Workshop

Harvard University-United States Of America

March 2015

March 2015

Syrian Lands during the Great War: Readjustment of the Ottoman State under Cemal Pasha’s Governorate

Conference

Georgetown University-United States Of America

Scholarships

2019 - 2020

2019 - 2020

Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Researcher Fellowship

Humboldt Program

2019 - 2019

2019 - 2019

The British Academy Alumni Fellowship

Other International Organizations

2016 - 2018

2016 - 2018

Newton International Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Other International Organizations

2007 - 2012

2007 - 2012

Tuition Waive and Teaching Assistantship

University

2009 - 2010

2009 - 2010

Erasmus

Other International Organizations

Citations

Total Citations (WOS): 6

h-index (WOS): 1

Jury Memberships

August-2015

August 2015

Post Graduate

Yüksek Lisans Tez Savunma Jürisi - Sabancı Üniversitesi

March-2015

March 2015

Post Graduate

Yüksek Lisans Tez Savunma Jürisi - Sabancı Üniversitesi

Scientific Research / Working Group Memberships

2020 - 2020

2020 - 2020

Environment And Justice

https://www.zmo.de/en/research/mainresearchprogram/environment-and-justice

Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Germany

2019 - 2020

2019 - 2020

The Resources

https://archiv.zmo.de/forschung/index_e.html#Verbundprojekte

Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Germany