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Neumann, Christoph K.

Prof. Dr. Christoph K. Neumann

Principal Investigator


— Professor of Turkology (LMU Munich)


Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten
Fachbereich Turkologie
Veterinärstr.1, II. Stock, Zi. 202
80539 München

Room: Raum: 202
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5027
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 3799

Website: Webprofile (LMU Munich)

Main Research Areas

  • Cultural and Social History of the Ottoman Empire, 18th-20th centuries
  • History of Cities, especially Istanbul
  • Historiography of the Ottoman Empire
  • Contemporary Turkish Literature
  • Political Culture in the Republic of Turkey

Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1962. Major in Ottoman History and Turkish Literature, Minors in Modern German Literature and Political Science (LMU Munich). Exchange year at Ege Üniversitesi, Izmir. Magister Artium (1987) and graduation as Dr. phil. (1992) at LMU München. Stays at Orient Institute Istanbul (researcher), the Czech National Library (DFG scholarship), Technical University Istanbul and Bilgi University Istanbul (lecturer). Habilitation (doçentlik) in early modern and modern history (2006). Teaching activity at Charles University Prague and Boğaziçi University Istanbul. Since 2008 Professor of Turkology (Turkish Studies) at the Institute for the Near and Middle East at LMU Munich.

Positions, Assignments and Memberships

  • Principal Investigator of the Graduate School of East and Southeast European Studies
  • Leader of the Study Group Empires
  • Member of the DFG Research Training Group “Globalization and Literature. Representations, Transformations, Interventions”
  • President of the Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies
  • Founding member of the editorial committee of Tarih ve Toplum: Yeni Yaklaşımlar

Supervised Ph.D. Theses

List of Ph.D. theses under Christoph K. Neumann's supervision