Hans-Lukas Kieser

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme
Stay in France: from February 17th to March 6th and from April 20th to May 7th, 2020

Studies of History, Theology, French Literature and Turkology in Zurich, Basel, Paris. PhD at the University of Basel; Habilitation, Privatdocent, Titularprofessor at the University of Zurich. Guest professorships at European universities and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and at Stanford University. Research Fellow of the Australian Research Council (2014–19). Hans-Lukas Kieser is currently Associate Professor of History at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and member of its Centre for the Study of Violence.

The project

Title: When Violence Won: The Middle East’s “Peace of Lausanne”

Keywords: Late Ottoman Empire and post-Ottoman Middle East, Foundation of post-Ottoman Turkey, 1923 Lausanne Treaty, Armenian Genocide including post-genocide matters, Nazi Germany, contemporary Turkey and its neighborhood

Selected publications

  • “Religious dynamics and the politics of violence in the late Ottoman and post-Ottoman Levant”, Cambridge World History of Violence, vol. 4, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020, 263-285.
  • “Narrating Talaat, Unlocking Turkey’s Foundation”, Journal of Genocide Research, 21:4 (2019), 562-570.
  • End of the Ottomans:  The genocide of 1915 and the politics of Turkish nationalism, London: I.B. Tauris, 2019, ed. with Margaret Anderson, Seyhan Bayraktar, Thomas Schmutz.
  • “Violence et dissidence à partir des marges de l’Empire ottoman tardif: L’idéologue Ziya Gökalp et le komitacı Mehmed Talat”, in Hamit Bozarslan (ed.), Marges et pourvoir dans l'espace (post)ottoman XIXe-XXe siècles, Paris: Karthala, 2018, 97–121.
  • Talaat Pasha: Father of modern Turkey, architect of genocide, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. Turkish (Istanbul: Iletisim) and German (Zurich: Chronos) translations forthcoming in 2020.
  • “Botschafter Wangenheim und das jungtürkische Komitee”, in: Rolf Hosfeld and Christin Pschichholz (eds.), Das Deutsche Reich und der Völkermord an den Armeniern, Göttingen: Wallstein, 2017, 131-148.
  • World War I and the end of the Ottomans. From the Balkan Wars to the Armenian Genocide, London: I.B. Tauris, 2015, ed. with Kerem Öktem and Maurus Reinkowski.
  • “Reform or cataclysm? The agreement of 8 February 1914 regarding the Ottoman eastern provinces”, Journal of Genocide Research 17:3 (2015), 285-304, together with Mehmet Polatel & Thomas Schmutz.
  • “The destruction of Ottoman Armenians: A narrative of a general history of violence”, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 14-3 (Dec. 2014), 500-515.
  • Nearest East. American millennialism and mission to the Middle East, Philadelphia, New Jersey: Temple University Press, 2010. Paperback 2012.
  • Iskalanmış barış. Doğu vilayetleri'nde misyonerlik, etnik kimlik ve devlet 1839–1938, Istanbul: Iletisim, 5th ed. 2018. (Expanded and revised Turkish edition of Der verpasste Friede. Mission, Ethnie und Staat in den Ostprovinzen der Türkei 1839–1938, Zürich: Chronos, 2000.)
  • Türklüğe ihtida. 1870–1939. İsvicre'sinde Yeni Türkiye'nin öncüleri, Istanbul: Iletisim, 2008. (Expanded and revised Turkish edition of Vorkämpfer der “neuen Türkei”. Revolutionäre Bildungseliten am Genfersee 1868–1939, Zürich: Chronos, 2005.)
  • A quest for belonging. Anatolia beyond empire and nation (19th–21st centuries), Istanbul: Isis, 2007. Reprint: Piscataway N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2010.