Commemorating the Armenian Genocide

Yesterday, April 24, 2015 marked 100 years since the official beginning of the Armenian genocide. While this date symbolizes the beginning of a horrific period of mass murder, it is by no means meant to imply that acts of violence against Armenians did not occur before or after this date. It is merely a date…

After 450 Years, Archaeologists Still Hunting for Magnificent Sultan’s Heart

Was the Ottoman sultan’s heart buried on a battlefield in Hungary nearly 450 years ago? Archaeologists are trying to find out. In the summer of 1566, Szigetvár was the site of a bloody siege that French diplomat Cardinal Richelieu would later call “the battle that saved civilization.” For five desperate weeks Szigetvár castle, the garrison of…

The Collapse of Ottoman and Austria-Hungarian Empires: Patterns and Legacies

The Collapse of Ottoman and Austria-Hungarian Empires: Patterns and Legacies This conference, which is organized by the University of Utah, the Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute for Social Science History, and the Institute for East European History (University of Vienna) will examine the social and political causes of the collapse of Ottoman and Austria-Hungarian Empires and examine the…

Conference: “The Collapse of Ottoman and Austria-Hungarian Empires: Patterns and Legacies”

Conference: “The Collapse of Ottoman and Austria-Hungarian Empires: Patterns and Legacies” This conference, which is organized by the University of Utah, the Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute for Social Science History, and the Institute for East European History (University of Vienna) will examine the social and political causes of the collapse of Ottoman and Austria-Hungarian Empires and examine…

BBC News – The search for Suleiman the Magnificent’s heart

BBC News – The search for Suleiman the Magnificent’s heart Later this month a team of Hungarian researchers will publish a report on the whereabouts of the heart of one of Ottoman Turkey’s most famous sultans. But why has this become such an important historical riddle to solve?