Koç Üniversitesi Anadolu Medeniyetleri Araştırma Merkezi (Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations - ANAMED)

Tarih : 14-09-2023 18:30 - 14-09-2023 19:30

Spelling a Nation: Linguistics, Language, and Alphabet Reform between Turkey & Soviet Azerbaijan, 1918-1940

Speaker: Abigail Schoenfeld, Princeton University


Moderator: Çiğdem Yıldırım, Head of ANAMED Library


Date & Time: 14 September, 6.30-7.30 p.m


Location: ANAMED Library


Abigail Schoenfeld studies the intellectual and political history of Eurasia in the 20th century. Her dissertation examines the deployment of social sciences like linguistics, physical anthropology, and ethnography in nation-building projects in and between Turkey and the Soviet Union’s Turkic-speaking peoples during the interwar period. In doing so, it will speak to the role of transnational intellectual currents in territorially bounded national movements and state-building projects. Her research languages include Turkish (modern and Ottoman), Azerbaijani, Russian, French, and limited Persian.

Abigail holds an M.A. from Columbia University and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics (with distinction) in history. She also holds a B.A. in political science from Barnard College.