Personen

Dr. Malte Fuhrmann

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Telefon: +49-(0)30-80307-117Persönliche Website: https://modernmediterranean.net/fuhrmann/
Regionaler Schwerpunkt: Eastern Mediterranean; Southeast Europe; Habsburg, Ottoman, and German Empires and their successor states
Dr. Malte Fuhrmann
Dr. Malte Fuhrmann

Positions

Sept. 2018 - Nov. 2021
Research Fellow at Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin, working on: “Developmentality in Southeast Europe: The Evolution of Developmental Discourse in Bulgaria and Turkey in the Debate on Transport Infrastructure (1908-1989)”
Sept. 2016 - Aug. 2018
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) lecturer at Istanbul Bilgi University’s European Institute, International Relations Department
Oct. 2014 - Sept. 2015
Visiting Assistant Professor for Cultural History of the Mediterranean at Ruhr University Bochum
Since Sept. 2013
Lecturer for the Social Science Master Studies Program Intercultural Management at the Turkish-German University Istanbul
Sept. 2009 - Aug. 2013
Research Fellow at Orient-Institut Istanbul, working on: “The European Habitus in the Ottoman City – Urban Planning, Cultural Practices, and Conflict in the 19th and 21st Century”; lecturer at Boğaziçi University History Department (2011)
Oct. 2008 - Aug. 2009
Assistant Professor for European History at Fatih University Istanbul
Jan. 2006 - Sept. 2008
Research Fellow at Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin, working on: “European and Balkan Migrant Workers in the Late Ottoman Port Cities”
May - Dec. 2005
Visiting Researcher at Orient-Institut Istanbul, working on: “The German-Ottoman Military Cooperation as an Intercultural Process”

Education

Oct. 1999 - Apr. 2005
Ph.D. at Freie Universität Berlin: “Constructing a German Orient – Germans in Western Anatolia/Izmir and Macedonia/Salonica 1851 to 1918“; advisors: Prof. Holm Sundhaussen and Prof. Karl Kaser (Graz)
Oct. 1991 - Sept. 1999
Studied History and Balkanology at Freie Universität Berlin; M.A. Thesis: “Housing Revolt and Butter Revolution – Collective Social Protest in the Founding Years of the Reich”; advisors: Prof. Heinrich Volkmann and Prof. Jürgen Kocka

Publications (Selected)

Monographs

Port Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean: Urban Culture in the Late Ottoman Empire, Cambridge: University Press 2020, 480 pages.

Konstantinopel – Istanbul. Stadt der Sultane und Rebellen (Constantinople – Istanbul: City of Sultans and Rebels), Frankfurt (M.): Fischer 2019, 464 pages.

Der Traum vom deutschen Orient. Zwei deutsche Kolonien im Osmanischen Reich 1851-1918 (Imagining a German Orient: Two German Colonies in the Ottoman Empire 1851-1918), Frankfurt: Campus 2006, 419 pages.

Edited Volumes and Journals

Bursa und die Deutschen / Tarihte Bursa ve Almanlar (Bursa and the Germans in History), Bursa: Kültür A.Ş. 2016, together with Raoul Motika.

The City in the Ottoman Empire: Migration and the Making of Urban Modernity, London: Routledge 2011, together with Ulrike Freitag, Nora Lafi, Florian Riedler.

Mediterranean Historical Review 24 (2/2009, special edition): The Late Ottoman Port Cities: Subjectivity, Urbanity, and Conflicting Orders, together with Vangelis Kechriotis.

Comparativ – Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsgeschichte 17 (2007/2, special edition): Hafenstädte – Mobilität, Migration, Globalisierung (Port Cities – Mobility, Migration, Globalization), together with Lars Amenda.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed journals

Europas Kontaktzone, nicht Europas Grenze. Plädoyer für eine verflochtene Perspektive des euromediterranen Raums” (Europe’s Contact Zone, not Europe’s Border: A Plea for an Entangled Perspective of the Euro-Meditteranean Region), H-Soz-Kult, 10. Sept. 2020.

“Hattuscha gegen Hellas, Medina gegen Rom: Die nicht abgeschlossene Suche nach einem historischen Vorbild der türkischen Stadtentwicklung”, (Hattusha vs. Hellas, Medina vs. Rome: The Continuing Quest for a Historical Model of Turkish Urban Development) in Südosteuropa-Jahrbuch 45 (2019), 183-199.

“Taksim Square and the Struggle to Rule Istanbul’s Past” in Critique & Humanism 44 (2016), 163-190 (updated and much expanded version of “Istanbul’s Pasts: Raw Material for Constructing the City’s Future”, see Chapters).

“Beer, the Drink of a Changing World. Beer Consumption and Production on the Shores of the Aegean in the 19th Century” in Turcica 45 (2014), 79-123.

Talks (Selected)

Papers at Academic Meetings

Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2022 “‘Men and Women Without Qualities’ on the Eastern Mediterranean Shores: Identity and Gender Issues in the Late Ottoman Empire” at European Association of Urban History, Antwerp (planned)

Oct. 6, 2021 “Mediterranean Cosmopolitanism: Hollow Construct or Model for the 21st Century?“ at Historikertag, Munich (online, planned)

Sept. 29, 2021 “Eastern Mediterranean Port Cities and their Hinterlands Revisited” at An Archipelago of Connectivity: Port-Cities and Islands in the Modern Mediterranean, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice (planned)

Sept. 24, 2021 “Developmentality in Bulgaria and Turkey Legitimacy, Resistance, and Traffic Infrastructure” at Infrastructure in East and Southeast Europe in Comparative Perspective, Regensburg University (planned)

Invited Talks (Selected)

June 4, 2021 “Constantinople-Istanbul,” Terra Nobilis, Strasbourg (online)

May 20, 2021 “Port Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean,” book talk, Levantine Heritage Foundation, London (online)

April 28, 2021 “The Audio-Visual Battle for Istanbul,” Hamburg University (online)

March 1, 2021 “Port Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean,” book talk, Crete University, Rethymno; comment by Sakis Gekas (online)

Feb. 25, 2021 “Port Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean,” book talk, Hacettepe and Bilkent Universities, Ankara (online)

Feb. 19, 2021 Port Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean,” book talk, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; comment by Adam Mestyan (online)

Media Articles (Selected)

“An gute Zeiten anknüpfen. Ein historischer Überblick der deutsch-türkischen Beziehungen”, Politik und Kultur 4/2017, 19 (on the historical and current state of German-Turkish relations).

"The AfD and its Precursors. A History of the Right in (West) German Politics”, Germany Briefs.

“Das Glück liegt im Osten”, in Damals 1/2008, 41-42, (on German and Austrian labor migration to the Ottoman Empire).

“Deutsche Migration nach Makedonien 1850 bis 1918”, Goethe-Institut im Gespräch (reflections on talk given 21 Sept. 2007, see Presentations).

“Blonder Bosporus”, in Zenith 1/2007, 42, 43 (on the legacy of the German presence in Ottoman lands).

“Hexen, Madonnen und patriotische Jungfrauen” in Freitag, 14 January 2000, 18, also (on German wartime journalism during the Kosovo War).

Teaching

2019 Spring Semester
Turkish German University Istanbul Intercultural Management (MA Studies Program): Intercultural History – The German-Turkish Example
2018/19 Fall Semester
Turkish German University Istanbul Intercultural Management (MA Studies Program): Introduction to the Theory of Intercultural History
2018 Spring Semester
Istanbul Bilgi University International Relations (BA): Society and Politics: The Politics of Collective Memory International Relations (MA): Migration and the Mediterranean Turkish German University Istanbul Intercultural Management (MA Studies Program): Intercultural History – The German-Turkish Example
2017 Spring Semester
Istanbul Bilgi University International Relations (BA): Society and Politics: The Politics of Collective Memory International Relations (BA): Europe and Migration Turkish German University Istanbul Intercultural Management (MA Studies Program): Intercultural History – The German-Turkish Example
2016/17 Fall Semester
Istanbul Bilgi University International Relations (BA): Colonialism in the World International Relations (BA): Middle East History Turkish German University Istanbul Intercultural Management (MA Studies Program): Introduction to the Theory of Intercultural History
2016 Spring Semester
Turkish German University Istanbul Intercultural Management (MA Studies Program): Intercultural History – The German-Turkish Example
2015/16 Fall Semester
Turkish German University Istanbul Intercultural Management (MA Studies Program): Introduction to the Theory of Intercultural History
2015 Spring Semester
Ruhr University Bochum History (BA/MA): Translocal Transgressions: Crossing Borders in the Mediterranean World since 1700 History (BA/MA): “Making History”: Enacting the Past in the Mediterranean Region, 18th Century until the Present History (Graduate Seminar): History of Europe and the Mediterranean in the 19th and 20th Century (with Fabian Lemmes) Turkish German University Istanbul Intercultural Management (MA Studies Program): Intercultural History – The German-Turkish Example
2014/15 Fall Semester
Ruhr University Bochum History (BA/MA): Port Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean in the 19th Century: A Refuge for Cosmopolitan Conviviality? History (BA/MA): Travelogues as Sources for a Transnational History of the Mediterranean History (Graduate Seminar): History of Europe and the Mediterranean in the 19th and 20th Century (with Fabian Lemmes) Turkish German University Istanbul Intercultural Management (MA Studies Program): Introduction to the Theory of Intercultural History
2014 Spring Semester
Turkish German University Istanbul Intercultural Management (MA Studies Program): Intercultural History – The German-Turkish Example
2013/14 Fall Semester
Turkish German University Istanbul Intercultural Management (MA Studies Program): Introduction to the Theory of Intercultural History
2011 Spring Semester
Boğaziçi University Istanbul (BA/MA) History: Germany 1871–1918 – The Making of a Great Power and its Colonies
2009 Spring Semester
Fatih University Istanbul (BA) History: History of Modern Europe (BA) History: History of Colonialism/Introduction to Postcolonial Studies (BA) History: Historiography II (BA) History: History of the Balkan
2008/09 Fall Semester
Fatih University Istanbul (BA) History: History of Medieval Europe (BA) History: History of the Crusades/Christian and Muslim Holy War (BA) History: Selected Topics: New Approaches to the Study of Nationalism (MA) History: Studies in European History: Cultural Studies

Awards

My first monograph, Der Traum vom deutschen Orient. Zwei deutsche Kolonien im Osmanischen Reich 1851-1918 (Imagining a German Orient: Two German Colonies in the Ottoman Empire 1851-1918), Frankfurt: Campus 2006, received an award as best book on colonialism 2006/2007 (Damals 12/2007).

Memberships

  • German Historical Association
  • Levantine Heritage Foundation (honorary member)
  • DFG-funded research network The Modern Mediterranean: Dynamics of a World Region 1800 | 2000
  • Working Group Ottoman Europe:. Methods and Perspectives of Research on Early Modern Southeast Europe
  • Center for Mediterranean Studies Bochum
  • European Association of Urban History

Languages

  • English: fluent
  • German: fluent
  • Turkish: very good
  • French: good
  • Bulgarian: good