Dr. James Tallon

Assistant Professor, History

Expertise:
Turkey, Middle East, Balkans, Ottoman Empire

Credentials:
2012 Ph. D, University of Chicago
2003 M.A., University of Chicago
2000 M.A., University of Chicago
1997 B.S., Winona State University

Associations:

  • Middle East Studies Association
  • Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies
  • Midwest World History Association
  • Society of  Military History

Publications:

  • “Nationalism in the Balkans an Overview/ Balkanlarda Milliyetçilik Üzerine Bir Bakış” in Zeynep İskefiyeli ed. The Balkans in the Turkish History/ Turk Tarihinde Balkanlar. Eskişehir, Turkey: Sakaraya University Press, 2013, 619-632.
  • “Revaluating the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913” The Journal of the World War I Historical Association (Volume 1, #4, Fall 2012) 19-23.
  • “Ottoman Armies 1200-1453” Weapons and War Encyclopedia Revised Edition Volume 1. Ancient and Medieval Warfare John Powell ed. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 2010.

Presentations:

  •  The Midwest World History Association Conference in Springfield, OH, 9-28-13 “The Imperialism of Reclamation and Regeneration: The Ottoman Empire, Spain, and Portugal and New Categories for Imperialism”
  • The Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies, Terra Haute, IN 4-6-13 “Establishing the Frontier and Incorporating the Periphery: Revisiting Centralization at the Edge of Empire and the CUP Policy in the Late Ottoman Empire”
  • Middle Eastern Studies Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO The Experience of War: Ordinary Ottomans and Prolonged Conflict 11-19-12 “The Experience of Ottoman Soldiers in the CUP’s War of Centralization”
  • International Balkan Annual Conference, Tirana, Albania Nation Building in Albania 10-11-12 “Re-evaluating the Albanian Rebellions of 1909-1912 in the History of the Balkans and the Ottoman Empire”
  • Balkan Worlds Conference Ottoman past and Balkan nationalism, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece 10-6-12 “The “Albanian Vilayets” of the Ottoman Empire as a Zone of Contention, 1909-1912”
  • Northern Great Plains History Conference, Fargo, ND The Ottoman Empire, the Turkish Republic, and the Balkans 9-29-12 “Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Ottoman Civilizing Mission, 1908-1912
  • Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Rapids, MI Nationalism, Power, and Education in Comparative Context 10-07-11“Contesting the Nation and the State through Education: The Struggle for and between National Schools in the Late Ottoman Balkans”
  •  Midwest World History Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI Nationalism and Revolution: Harmony and Discord during Nation-building 9-16-11 “Harmony in Discord: The Age of Revolution 1900-1925 in the Black Sea World”
  • Society for Military History Annual Meeting, Lisle, IL Fighting World War I 6-11-11 “The Young Turks and Ottoman Anti-Insurrectionary Operations 1910-1912”
  • Turks/Ottomans in Conflict 1800-2010: New Approaches, New York, NY 4-29-11 “Peripheral Incorporation, the War for Centralization, and Ottomanism: Young Turk Reform in the Provinces 1910-1912”
  • Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, NE Conflicts, Contacts, and Influences in the Muslim World 3-04-11“Peripheral Incorporation, Civil War, and Ottomanism: Young Turk Reform in the Provinces 1910-1912”
  •  Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Rapids, MI Causes and Consequences of Civil Wars Through the Ages 10-09-10 The Young Turks and the War for Centralization”

 

 

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