Flipping pages: an Overview of Kurdish Periodical Culture
An look at the British Library’s Kurdish periodical collection, with a contextualization of the holdings, and copious links to help those interested find research about periodicals in the various Kurdish languages and dialects.
Publishing the Diaspora: North Caucasian Periodicals in Turkey
An exploration of periodicals published by the North Caucasian diaspora in Turkey over the latter half of the 20th century, with a particular view towards activist networks and expressions of identity.
The Historicity of the Mundane: Turkish Periodicals from the 1930s
What the ephemera of the everyday gives us is how ordinary people lived through such changes; how they saw them reflected in themselves, and how they, in turn, saw themselves reflected or erased in new ideals.
Balo Bilatti and the Trials of Exile
At the start of May, a row erupted between the political classes of Armenia and Azerbaijan regarding each titular nation’s alleged collaboration with Nazi forces during the Second World War. The Great Patriotic War, as it is often known in the former Soviet states, is still a major event in many nations’ historical narratives. The…
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.