INSTRUCTOR: James Meyer
DATES: Wednesdays; April 1 - May 6 
TIME: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Aspen Pointe


MSUWonderlust Spr15-PRINT Page 10 Image 0001COURSE INFO: In Turks Across Empires, Dr. James Meyer explores the lives of the pan-Turkists. Muslim activists from late 19th century Russia, the pan-Turkists were the scourge of Russian and European journalists, government officials, and experts on the Islamic world, who considered them dangerous terrorists. In this wide-ranging course, Meyer lectures on a broad array of issues and developments taking place in the decades preceding the First World War. Spanning across Russia and the Middle East, this course examines Islam, the media, and international geopolitics in the late imperial era, connecting these topics to issues in our present day.

CLASS FORMAT: Lecture and discussion

READINGS: NA

INSTRUCTOR BIO: James H. Meyer is assistant professor of Islamic world history at Montana State University. After moving to Istanbul at age 22 to teach English, Meyer lived in Turkey for seven years before returning to the United States to pursue graduate studies in modern Middle Eastern and Russian history. Meyer is the author of Turks Across Empires, which is to be published by Oxford University Press in November of 2014.

COST: $75

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