“Tunisie, une mémoire juive”

(Featured image: Wikimedia Commons.) Last night I came across a very interesting documentary on TV5: “Tunisie, une mémoire juive” (I just found out that you can find it on youtube). It retraces the history of Tunisia’s Jewish community. I didn’t know anything about Tunisia’s Jewish community, but I knew a thing or two about Algeria’s…

Μια εκλογική αναμέτρηση που έχασαν και η Δεξιά και η Αριστερά

* Μετάφραση άρθρου του Αχμέτ Ινσέλ, που δημοσιεύτηκε στη Cumhuriyet στις 25 Απριλίου. (Featured image from Wikimedia Commons.) Οι δύο υποψήφιοι του δεύτερου γύρου των γαλλικών προεδρικών εκλογών έχουν ένα ενδιαφέρον κοινό στοιχείο. Ο Εμανουέλ Μακρόν, ο οποίος ήρθε πρώτος με ποσοστό 23,9 των ψήφων, ορίζει τον εαυτό του ως “δημοκράτη που βρίσκεται και δεξιά…

Documenting the refugee exodus

(Featured image: Wikimedia Commons) I came across this blog post, titled “Passing through – memories from the Western Balkan route”. For a long time, I have been thinking that the effort of large numbers of refugees to reach Europe (I dislike the term “refugee crisis”), and Europe’s response to it, is not just an important…

Digital resources for Ottoman and Turkish history

* Originally published at Dissertation Reviews in February 2014 An overview of three digitized collections of interest to historians of the late Ottoman Empire and republican Turkey: Parliamentary Minutes (available at the website of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey), Hakkı Tarık Us collection, Ankara University’s digitized collection. I could have titled this article “Historical…