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Daniel Kolland M.A.

Daniel Kolland

Institut für Islamwissenschaft

Wiss. Mitarbeiter / stv. BA/ABV Beauftragter L-Z

Institut für Islamwissenschaft
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14195 Berlin


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WS 21/22: Geschichte & Gesellschaft I (BA)

Daniel Kolland’s research engages with globally negotiated concepts of ‘newness’ and historicity at the fin-de-siècle through the lens of Ottoman Turkish intellectual and press history. 

His dissertation traces the philosophical, literary, and news content of the Istanbul-based illustrated weekly Servet-i Fünûn (Wealth of Applied Sciences; 1891-1919; 1924-1944). Taking as point of departure the explicitly global publishing program of the weekly, which made it a unique window to the world for its Ottoman readers, this study analyzes how this global imaginary was constitutive for Turkish negotiations of modernity, and how this coverage reproduced, or undermined, colonialist hierarchies and Eurocentric visions of global order. The project is especially interested in the language and concepts used in this global coverage such as “civilization,” “evolution,” or “progress,” which underwrote, or questioned, this order.

2017 - 2020

Doctoral Fellow at Free University/Berlin Graduate School of Global Intellectual History (Thesis with the title “The Making and Universalization of New Time: The Ottoman-Turkish Weekly Servet-i Fünun and Global Struggles of Historicity” submitted in July 2021)

2013 - 2016

Graduate,Turkology/Islamic Sciences, Ludwig Maximilian Universität Munich

2009 - 2013

Undergraduate, Major: Arabistik/Islamwissenschaften; Minor: History, University of Leipzig

Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften