Yahya Araz

Associate Professor

Yahya Araz is an associate professor in the Buca Education Faculty at Dokuz Eylül University (İzmir). He teaches courses on Ottoman History, focusing mainly on the early modern period. He received his PhD from the same university in 2008 and was postdoctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham (Nottingham) in 2011-2012. He has published several articles on non-Muslims, women, slavery, migration, and particularly on children and childhood in the Ottoman Empire. His article (with İrfan Kokdaş) “In Between Market and Charity: Child Domestic Work and Changing Labor Relations in Nineteenth-Century Istanbul” appeared in the International Labor and Working-Class History (vol. 97) in 2020. His first book Osmanlı Toplumunda Çocuk Olmak: 16. Yüzyıldan 19. Yüzyıl Başlarına (Kitap Yayınevi, İstanbul) was published in 2013 and the second book Osmanlı İstanbul’unda Çocuk Emeği: Ev İçi Hizmetlerde İstihdam Edilen Çocuklar (1750-1920) (Kitap Yayınevi, İstanbul) was published in 2020. In the framework of JANET, Araz, will undertake research on Ottoman Syria, court records of Aleppo and Damascus.


This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 849911)