Ebru Boyar

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ebru Boyar
Tel No: 
+90 (312) 210-3062
Fax No: 
+90 (312) 210-7983

B.Sc. METU; M.Sc. METU; Ph.D. Cambridge University

Research Interests: 

Ottoman social and diplomatic history; social history of the early Turkish Republic; Turkish foreign policy


Books and Chapters in Books:

A Social History of Ottoman Istanbul, with Kate Fleet (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Ottomans, Turks and the Balkans: Empire Lost, Relations Altered (London and New York: IB Tauris, 2007).

“Chapter 15: The Ottoman City”, Peter Clark (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 275-291.

“Chapter 4: Ottoman expansion in the East”, in Suraiya N. Faroqhi and Kate Fleet (eds.), Cambridge History of Turkey, II, The Ottoman Empire as a World Power, 1453-1603 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 74-140.

“Turkish-Bulgarian relations in the early Turkish Republic: The view from Ankara”, in Mustafa Türkeş (ed.), Turkish-Bulgarian Relations Past and Present (İstanbul: TASAM, 2010), 57-69.

Edited Volumes:

“The Ottomans and wealth: a comparative perspective”, with Kate Fleet, Oriens, 37 (2009), 103-269.

The Ottomans and Trade,with Kate Fleet (Oriente Moderno, 25 (86)) (Rome, 2006).


“An inconsequential boil” or a “terrible disease“? Social perceptions of and state responses to syphilis in the late Ottoman empire”, Turkish Historical Review, 2/2 (2011), 101-24.

“Savaş ve Basın: Türk Ulusal Kurtuluş Savaşı ve İngiliz The Times Gazetesi (1919-1922)”, ODTÜ Gelişme Dergisi, 36/2 (2009), 291-324.

“Profitable prostitution: state use of immoral earnings for social benefit in the late Ottoman empire”, Bulgarian Historical Review, 1-2 (2009), 143-157.

“A dangerous axis: the “Bulgarian Müftü”, the Turkish opposition and the Ankara government, 1928-1936”, with Kate Fleet, Middle Eastern Studies, 44/5 (2008), 775-789.

“The press and the palace: The two way relationship between Abdülhamid II and the press, 1876-1908”, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 69/3 (2006), 417-432.

“Public good and private exploitation: criticism of the tobacco Régie in 1909”, in Ebru Boyar and Kate Fleet (eds.), The Ottomans and Trade (Oriente Moderno, 25 (86))(Rome, 2006), 193-200.

‘“Making Turkey and the Turkish revolution known to foreign nations without any expense”: Propaganda films in the early Turkish Republic”, with Kate Fleet, Oriente Moderno, 24 (85)/1 (2005), 117-132.

“Engelhardt from censorship to icon: the use of a European diplomat’s history in Ottoman and Turkish historiography on the Tanzimat”, Eurasian Studies,3/1 (2004), 81-88.

“British archaeological travellers in nineteenth-century Anatolia: Anatolia ‘without' Turks”, Eurasian Studies, 1/1 (2002), 97-113.

Review Articles and Book Reviews:

“Review Article: Concepts, construct and confusion: modern historians and the late Ottoman empire. Review article of Kemal Karpat, The Politicization of Islam. Reconstructing Identity, State, Faith, and Community in the Late Ottoman State (Oxford: OUP, 2001) and Benjamin C. Fortna, Imperial Classroom. Islam, the State, and Education in the Late Ottoman Empire (Oxford: OUP, 2000)”, Eurasian Studies,3/1 (2004), 133-136.

“Review Article: Ottoman History in a Comparative Perspective?, Review Article of Ariel Salzmann, Tocqueville in the Ottoman Empire. Rival Paths to the Modern State (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2004)”, Journal of Early Modern History, 7/3-4 (2004), 409-415.

“Philliou, Christine M., Biography of an Empire: Governing Ottomans in an Age of Revolution (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2011)”, American Historical Review, 117/3 (2012), 973-974.

“Tezcan, Baki, The Second Ottoman Empire. Political and Social Transformation in the Early Modern Europe (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010)”, Journal of Islamic Studies, 23/3 (2012), 394-397.

“Aksakal, Mustafa, The Ottoman Road to War in 1914: The Ottoman Empire and the First World War (Cambridge Military Histories) (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008)”, American Historical Review, 114/4 (2009), 1194-1195.

“Hanssen, Jens, Fin de Siècle Beirut. The Making of An Ottoman Provincial Capital (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005)”, Journal of Islamic Studies, 18/1 (2007), 128-131.

“Dankoff, Robert, An Ottoman Mentality. The World of Evliya Çelebi, with an afterword by Gottfried Hagen (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2004)”, Eurasian Studies, 4/1 (2005), 122-125.

“Behar, Cem, A Neighborhood in Ottoman Istanbul. Fruit Vendors and Civil Servants in the Kasap İlyas Mahalle (New York: State University of New York Press, 2003)”,Eurasian Studies,2/2 (2003), 291-293.

“Berker, Nadire and Selim Yalçın, Tıbbiye’nin ve Bir Tıbbiyeli’nin Öyküsü Osman Cevdet Çubukcu (İstanbul: Vehbi Koç Vakfı, 2003)”, Eurasian Studies, 2/1 (2003), 154-156.

“Börekçi, Mehmet Çetin, Osmanlı İmparatorluğu’nda Sırp Meselesi (İstanbul: Kutup Yıldızı Yayınları, 2001)”, Eurasian Studies, 1/2 (2002), 300-301.

“Dündar, Fuat, İttihat ve Terakki'nin Müslümanları İskân Politikası, 1913-1918 (İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, 2001)”, Eurasian Studies, 1/1 (2002), 147-149.