III Congreso Internacional Historia a Debate Santiago de Compostela

IV Congreso Internacional Historia a Debate
Santiago de Compostela, 15-19 de diciembre de 2010




Department of History Current Address and Number Cumhuriyet Mah.

University Hall Dervis Eroglu Cad. BizimKent Emlak Konutlari

672 Oval Drive Blok D03, Daire12 Bizimkent, Beylikduzu, Istanbul, Turkey

West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 Home 090-212-871 4988765 409 7853

 Mobile 090-0531-317 4985yyilmaz@purdue.eduShort BackgroundI am a native of Turkey. I have finished my masters degree in Ankara at Bilkent University under supervisorship of Dr. Halil Inalcik. There I have attended classes of Oktay zel, Evgeni Radushev, and late Stanford Shaw, as well as Ottoman Turkish classes of zer Ergen and Nejdet Gk. I am currently a Ph.D. student at Purdue University, where I study with the European historian Dr. Charles Ingrao. My major field at Purdue is early modern Europe and Habsburg Empire. My minor is early modern Russia, supervised by Dr. Michael Smith at Purdue University.


Ph.D, History, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, USA (Estimated Graduation May, 2013)

M.A, History, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (2008)

Thesis "An Ottoman Peace Attempt at the Habsburg Court During the Ottoman-Holy League War Zlfikr Efendi in Vienna, 1688-1693," Thesis Supervisor Halil Inalcik

B.A, Public Finance, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey (2004)

Academic Achievements and Scholarships

Purdue University Summer Research Grant, 2010

Ross Fellowship, Purdue University (August 2008 - Present)

Academic Achievement Scholarship, Bilkent University (September 2004 January 2008)

Teaching Assistantships

History of Civilizations, 2007-2008 Academic Year, Bilkent University

Introduction to Modern World, 2009 2010 Academic Year

This course focused on post-Renaissance European history. I graded all quizzes, examinations, and hold review sessions. I also gave several lectures in the class during the semester.

Presentations at Major International Conferences

YILMAZ, Yasir, "A Critique of Economic Success in the Popular Culture and Historiography Can Spiritual/Moral Viewpoint be an Alternative to Global Economic Understandings," Paper Presented at The Future of Faith in the Age of Globalization Conference (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2010).

YILMAZ, Yasir, "The Impact of Christian and Islamic Understandings of World History upon Their Expansion within World History," Paper Presented at WHA Conference (Salem, MA, USA, 2009).

Forthcoming Publication

YILMAZ, Yasir with Charles Ingrao, "Habsburgs vs. Ottomans Motives and Priorities," Forthcoming, 2011.

Research Interests

Geopolitics of early modern Europe, with comparative focus on the Habsburg/Ottoman/Russian Empires

Anglo-Saxon economic historiography

Economic mentality of civilizations, impact of religious doctrines on economic mentalities

Language Skills

Turkish, native

English, proficient

German, fair

Ottoman Turkish,

Arabic, beginner/intermediate

Spanish, beginner/intermediate