Märjani and Lebib: The Struggles of a Jurist and his Lonely Publisher￼
A close look at a biography of Shihabetdin Märjani written in Tatar and published in Turkey in the 1960s, with particular attention paid to socio-political context and language.
Kitab, nom, kinige, or bichik: the more the merrier!
A look at the various words for “book” in the Turkic languages, their roots, and their appearance across media and time.
日本のチュルク人 : A Look at Soviet Turkic Exile Politics in Japan
A look at 1930s Turkic exile politics in Japan through the history of a Yangi Yapon Mokhbire magazine.
The Sanzhyra: An Unabashedly Personal History
History is a funny thing. For starters, the word has many different connotations in English. It might be events and situations in the past. Or it could be the study of those happenings (but not the study of the study, that’s historiography). And, of course, it has colloquial uses too: “We’ve got history” speaks to…