Dr.Yunus Uğur, the lecturer in History department at our university and the director of the Center for Urban Studies was chosen as the member of the Global Urban History Project International Advisory Council (IAC) involving the academics who are special in their own areas from the different universities all around the world.
The Global Urban History Project is an important research network that aims to address cities with a large-scale and transnational approach and synthesize the history of cities with a global perspective. The project brings together urban studies using methods that are comparative or focused on global connections through a single center. The project also features a comprehensive blog page where current events in the field of global history, book reviews and interviews are published.
Focusing on the development of events, publications and projects aimed at revealing global connections between cities, this council will hold scientific meetings in Japan, Italy, the UK and Puerto Rico in 2018-2019, and will be the ground for interactions between urban historians and the sharing from the field thanks to the dynamic web portal (blog). The most important aim of Yunus Uğur, the member of the council, is to make collaboration with other researchers and to make joint symposia and workshops on the subject in Turkey by thinking and studying Ottoman cities with the world cities. In addition, it is to begin exchange programs between the academics and students in our country and the universities represented in this project and to carry out various joint studies.