CMES: Ottoman Perception Of The Ukrainian Cossack Uprising Against The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1648-1657)


Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 4:00pm to 5:30pm


CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138


The Sohbet-i Osmani Seminar Series presents

Dr. Sait Ocakli
Shklar Fellow, Eugene and Daymel Shklar Research Fellow, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

Currently an instructor at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, Sait Ocakli comes to HURI in the spring to conduct postdoctoral research on the warfare and diplomacy of the Crimean Khanate. Focusing specifically on the second reign of Khan Mehmed Giray IV (1654-1666), Ocakli aims to analyze the attitude of the leader toward the Muscovite-Polish conflict over Ukraine after the Treaty of Pereyaslav. This was the first time the Cossacks switched their allegiance from the Poland-Lithuanian Commonwealth to Muscovy.

Ocakli’s research interests include the diplomatic history of Eastern Europe (15th-18th centuries), the Golden Horde Empire and its successors. At HURI, he will examine historiographies, including how the Treaty of Pereyaslav was interpreted, and unpublished diplomatic correspondence of Mehmed Giray and his entourage with Ukrainian Cossacks, Poland-Lithuania, Muscovy, and the Ottoman Porte.

Contact: Himmet Taskomur