Narratives of the History of the Ottoman-Kurdish Bedirhani-Family in Ottoman and Post-imperial Contexts: Continuities and Changes
Duration of the project: 2013 bis 2016 (36 months)
Funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Researcher: Barbara Henning, MA
This study of the collective biography of an Ottoman-Kurdish notable family, the Bedirhanis, investigates continuities and ruptures between Ottoman and post-imperiale contexts and sheds light on conceptions of the self, on opportunity structures and interpretations of reality among members of the Ottoman-Kurdish elite in a period of change and transformation (1876 to 1940).