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Call for Articles: Social and Economic History of Turkey, (1950-2000), DFG-Network “Contemporary History of Turkey”

08-09-2023 11:11

The DFG-Network “Contemporary History of Turkey” is pleased to announce a call for submissions for our upcoming edited volume on social and economic history of Turkey, covering the period from the 1950s to 2000s. Applying a broad understanding of (new) social and economic history, we welcome submissions from scholars and researchers in various disciplines of social sciences and humanities.

We invite prospective authors to engage with a wide range of topics related to social and economic history of Turkey who focus on following topics:

  • poverty, wealth, social inequality & mobility, labor, housing, diseases and health policies
  • social and economic aspects of religion, family (incl. marriage and divorce), gender, aging, mortality
  • social and economic aspects of literacy, education, popular and mass culture; media change and the integration of new media practices into everyday life from a socio-historical perspective
  • all kind of social activities, interactions, community formations, leisure, consumption and consumerism, lifestyles

In the field of economic history, submissions are welcome on the following topics:

  • state and private pension systems, retirement, inheritance, insurance etc.
  • Contributions on economic thinking, and the State Planning Organization (Devlet Planlama Teşkilatı) are particularly welcome.

We welcome empirically and methodically sound contributions that engage with these and other related topics from new perspectives.

We are particularly interested in articles that use empirically grounded case-studies to illuminate or interrogate macro-level accounts of historical change, or that employ or challenge theoretical categories in innovative ways. We are also interested in transnational and comparative perspectives set in a wider context of social and economic history beyond Turkey.

Submissions should be original research articles that have not been published elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to a double-blind- peer review process.

Prospective authors should submit proposals (with titles, abstracts of 200-300 words, contact information, and a brief author bio) by November 15, 2023 to:


Full texts are due June 1, 2024.

Articles should be between 8,000 and 10,000 words, including references. All submissions must be in English and follow the Chicago Manual of Style for citations and references.

Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2023.

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Berna Pekesen

University Duisburg-Essen (Germany)

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Η Δράση Αναβάθμιση και Ανανέωση του ιστοχώρου της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας Οικονομικής Ιστορίας χρηματοδοτείται από το Κοινωφελές Ίδρυμα Ιωάννη Σ. Λάτση, στο πλαίσιο του Προγράμματος Ενίσχυσης Επιστημονικών Εταιρειών 2016