Gerhard Grüßhaber, M.A.

Contact:

Maria-Theresia-Str. 21

81675 München

Tel.: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 1375

Project:

The “German Spirit” in the Ottoman/ Turkish Army, 1908- 1938. A Transfer History of Military Thinking. [completed]

Project Description:

Rather than dealing with the well-studied German military mission between 1882 and 1918 my dissertation concentrates on the contacts between German and Turkish military members that were lasting after the official end of the alliance in 1918. I study the activities of German military instructors in the Ottoman Empire/ Turkey as well as the `apprenticeship years` of Ottoman and Turkish officers in Germany before and after the First World War. The connections between both groups will be investigated by the use of archival estates, published memoir literature and official military documents. Although small in size, both in Turkey and Germany, the officer corps contributed to the further development of their respective nations.

Curriculum Vitae:

Studies in Recent and Modern History, Newer German Literature and Islamic Studies in Tübingen und İstanbul. Magister Artium in 2012 with the thesis „Jung-Deutschland and the Young Turks. Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz (1843- 1916) and his Work between Spree and Bosporus, 1883- 1935“. Since 2012 dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Christoph K. Neumann. Member of the Graduate School for East and South East European Studies since November 2014.

Publications:

Articles

"Und das hat unter deutscher Flagge die Loreley getan." Die Evakuierung Abdülhamids II. aus Saloniki an Bord der S.M.S. Loreley, Oktober 1912. In: M. Florian Hertsch / Mutlu Er (Hrsg.): Die Bagdadbahn. Ein Umriss deutsch-türkischer Beziehungen. Gesammelte Beiträge. Hamburg: Kovac, 2016: 139- 153.

With Sevil Özçalık: „‘Frank, Fresh, Frish, Free’ at the Bosphorus? Selim Sırrı and the German Model of Youth Mobilization in the late Ottoman State, 1908–1918.” In: Middle East Critique 24-4 (2015): 375-388.

Encyclopedia entry

Goltz, Colmar Freiherr von der, in: 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. by Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson, issued by Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin 2016-07-20. URL: http://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/goltz_colmar_freiherr_von_der.

Further Publications

„Die Schlacht von Gallipoli 1915/16“ im Blog „Erinnerungskulturen“ der Graduiertenschule für Ost- und Südosteuropastudien (18.03.2016). URL: http://erinnerung.hypotheses.org/689.

Interview mit Prof. Dr. Edhem Eldem: Osman Hamdi Bey and the Ottoman archeology in the 19th century. In: Jahresbericht der Graduiertenschule für Ost und Südosteuropastudien 2015: 82-85. (pdf)

„Jung-Deutschland und die Jungtürken.“ In: Faktor 14. Unabhängiges Studierendenmagazin für Forschung und Wissenschaft der Universität Tübingen 7 (2012): 22-25. (pdf)

„Die Konversionsgeschichte der Hemşinli im Osmanischen Reich, 1620- 1908“. In: Armenisch-Deutsche Korrespondenz 3 (2011): 38- 40 und 4 (2011): 45-47.

Review

Mangold-Will, Sabine: Begrenzte Freundschaft. Deutschland und die Türkei 1918–1933. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2013. In: H-Soz-Kult, 02.04.2014.