Karen Barkey, 1997–1998 | National Humanities Center

Karen Barkey (NHC Fellow, 1997–98)

Project Title

Divergent Paths to Nationhood in the Early Twentieth Century

Columbia University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1997–98

Karen Barkey researched and wrote on the rise of nationhood in the Balkans at the end of the eighteenth century. She drafted two chapters of Empire and Nationhood: Changing Relations and Political Space in the Eighteenth‑Century Ottoman Balkans and did further research on the next two chapters. She attended the Santa Fe Institute workshop on "State and Market Emergence" and presented a paper entitled "Networks of Social Control: Cohesion and Fragmentation in Historical Context." She also gave a talk, entitled "States and Social Control: The Ottoman Case in the Seventeenth Century," to the Department of Sociology at Yale University.