Biography

M. Talha Çiçek is associate professor at Istanbul Medeniyet University. He studied Public Administration at Inonu University, 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), The Science Academy, Turkey's The Young Scientist Award (2021), and The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey's (TUBITAK) Incentive Award (2021). 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 and trans-local formation of the Modern Middle East.

Foreign Languages

Arabic, C1 Advanced
French, B2 Upper Intermediate
German, B2 Upper Intermediate
English, C1 Advanced

Dissertations

Doctorate, "Cemal Pasha's Governorate in Syria, 1914-1917", Sabancı Üniversitesi, Sanat Ve Sosyal Bilimler Fakültesi, Tarih, 2012
Postgraduate, "Şerif Hüseyin İsyanı'nın Türk ve Arap Kimlik İnşa Süreçlerine Etkisinin Analizi", Sakarya Üniversitesi, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Siyaset Ve Sosyal Bilimler, 2007

Research Areas

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

Academic Titles / Tasks

Associate Professor, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, History , 2019 - Continues
Assistant Professor, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty Of Arts And Humanities, History , 2013 - 2019
Research Assistant, Sabancı Üniversitesi, Sanat Ve Sosyal Bilimler Fakültesi, Tarih, 2007 - 2012

Academic and Administrative Experience

Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Research Fellow, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, 2019 - 2020
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of London-School of Oriental and African Studies, History, 2016 - 2018

Courses

History of the Middle East II, Doctorate, 2018 - 2019
History of the Middle East I, Doctorate, 2018 - 2019
The Ottoman Middle East, Associate Degree, 2017 - 2018
Atatürk İlke ve İnkılapları II, Undergraduate, 2013 - 2014
The Principles of Atatürk, Undergraduate, 2013 - 2014
Nationalist Movements in the Ottoman Empire, Doctorate, 2013 - 2014
Atatürk İlke ve İnkılapları II, Undergraduate, 2010 - 2011
Atatürk İlke ve İnkılapları I, Undergraduate, 2010 - 2011
Humanity and Society II, Undergraduate, 2007 - 2008
Humanity and Society I, Undergraduate, 2007 - 2008

Advising Theses

Çiçek M., Arap Kaynaklarına Göre Lübnan İç Savaşı'nda Filistin Kurtuluş Örgütü, Postgraduate, H.al(Student), 2019
ÇİÇEK M., Hadd-ı Hudud-ı Saltanat-ı Seniyye: Derviş Paşa'nın Tahdid-i Hudud-ı İraniye Adlı Eseri Işığında Osmanlı-İran Sınırı, Postgraduate, A.Fener(Student), 2015

Jury Memberships

Post Graduate, Yüksek Lisans Tez Savunma Jürisi, Sabancı Üniversitesi, August, 2015
Post Graduate, Yüksek Lisans Tez Savunma Jürisi, Sabancı Üniversitesi, March, 2015

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

Articles Published in Other Journals

Books & Book Chapters

Episodes in the Encyclopedia

Other Publications

Supported Projects

Çiçek M. T. , TUBITAK Project, Tribes and Politics in the Middle East, 1920-2018, 2019 - 2022
Çiçek M. T. , Other Supported Projects, The Stubborn Mobility: Tribes and Politics in the Middle East, 2019 - 2020
Çiçek M., Newton Programme Project, Bordering Mobilities: The Arab Nomads and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 2018 - 2019
ÇİÇEK M. T. , Project Supported by Higher Education Institutions, "Kardeşliğin Bedeli": Suriye, Irak ve Kuzey Arabistan Çöl Bölgelerinde Osmanlı Vergi Toplama Uygulaması, 2018 - 2019
Çiçek M., Newton Programme Project, Negotiating Empire in the Desert: the Ottomans and the Arab Bedouin, 2016 - 2018
ÇİÇEK M. T. , Project Supported by Higher Education Institutions, Arabistan'da Osmanlı İdaresi: Suudiler, Reşidiler ve Osmanlılar, 1870-1924, 2013 - 2015

Activities in Scientific Journals

Divan Disiplinlerarası Çalışmalar Dergisi, Publication Committee Member, 2015 - Continues

Memberships / Tasks in Scientific Organizations

Middle East Studies Association, Member, 2016 - Continues

Scientific Refereeing

TUBITAK Project, 1001 - Program for Supporting Scientific and Technological Research Projects, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey, May 2020
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON TURKEY, Journal Indexed in SSCI, February 2020
JOURNAL OF GLOBAL HISTORY, Journal Indexed in SSCI, February 2019
I.B. Tauris, Scientific / Professional Book Published by Renowned Publishing Houses, June 2018
Newton Programme Project, Newton Fund, Advanced Fellowships Project, The British Academy, England, February 2018
Journal of Terrorism and Political Violence, Journal Indexed in SSCI, November 2016
Divan, National Scientific Refreed Journal, November 2016
Stanford University Press, Scientific / Professional Book Published by Renowned Publishing Houses, October 2016
Divan, National Scientific Refreed Journal, March 2016

Scientific Research / Working Group Memberships

Environment And Justice, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Germany, https://www.zmo.de/en/research/mainresearchprogram/environment-and-justice, 2020 - 2020
The Resources, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Germany, https://archiv.zmo.de/forschung/index_e.html#Verbundprojekte, 2019 - 2020

Edit Congress and Symposium Activities

Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, Attendee, Massachusetts, United States Of America, 2016
Uluslararası Osmanlı Araştırmaları Kongresi, Attendee, Sakarya, Turkey, 2015

Citations

Total Citations (WOS):6
h-index (WOS):1

Invited Talks

‘The Ottoman Expansion into the Desert and the Nomadic Justice, 1840-1914’, Workshop, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Germany, September 2020
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, June 2019
Liberty in Return for Loyalty: Cemal Pasha and the Druze in the Great War, Conference, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, November 2018
The Hijaz Railroad: Planning, Construction, Reactions and Impact, Conference, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, May 2018
Empire and Its Nomads: Ottomans and the Arab Bedouin in the Modern Era, Conference, Princeton University, United States Of America, November 2017
The Ottoman Response to the Balfour Declaration, Workshop, Universitaet Basel (University of Basel), Switzerland, October 2017
Ottoman Governance of the Arab Bedouin, 1840-1914, Conference, University of London-School of Oriental and African Studies, England, November 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, October 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, April 2016
Syrian Lands during the Great War: Readjustment of the Ottoman State under Cemal Pasha’s Governorate, Conference, Georgetown University, United States Of America, 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

Scholarships

Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Researcher Fellowship, Humboldt Program, 2019 - 2020
The British Academy Alumni Fellowship, Other International Organizations, 2019 - 2019
Newton International Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Other International Organizations, 2016 - 2018
Tuition Waive and Teaching Assistantship, University, 2007 - 2012
Erasmus, Other International Organizations, 2009 - 2010

Awards

Çiçek M. T. , The Young Scientist Award, The Science Academy, Turkey, April 2021
Çiçek M., Promising Young Scientist Awar, Turkish Academy Of Sciences, May 2015