Our Esteemed Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Kemal Karpat Has Passed Away
We lost Prof. Kemal Karpat, our esteemed faculy member in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the member of Board of Trustees of our University, who is world-wide known professor with his studies on Ottoman and Turkey’s history.
Prof. Kemal Karpat, who is of the same age with the Republic and one of the historians know world-widely thanks to his studies on Ottoman and Turkey’s history, has passed away. Since 2012, he has been the lecturer in the department of History in İstanbul Şehir University College of Humanities and Social Sciences and was assigned as the member of Board of Trustees in 2018.

Kemal Karpat graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Law (1947). He received his MA in Political Science from Washington University and his PhD in New York University from Political and Social Sciences (1957). Following his duty at the United Nations Economic and Social Council, he served as a lecturer and director at educational institutions such as Montana State, New York, Princeton, Bilkent, Middle East Technical, Ankara, Harvard, John Hopkins, Colombia, and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales. He was head of the Middle East Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin and the director of The Turkish Studies Association and Turk Araştırmaları Kurumu. He was the founding chairman of the Central Asian Studies Association and the coordinator of the University of Wisconsin Central Asian Studies Program. Among his numerous published books and articles, some of his recent books are: Osmanlı Mirası ve Ulusçuluk (Ankara: İmge, 2004), Ottoman Population, 1830-1914: Demographic and Social Characteristics, (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985), Studies on Ottoman Social and Political History (Leiden: Brill, 2002), Politics of İslâm'ın Siyasallaşması: Osmanlı Devleti'nin Son Döneminde Kimlik, Devlet, İnanç ve Cemaat (Istanbul: Istanbul Bilgi University, 2004).

As the family İstanbul Şehir University, we would like to express our deepest condolences to his family, our academy, ŞEHİR members and our country.

Best regards,
İstanbul Şehir University