Nazan Maksudyan (PI)

is Einstein Guest Professor of History at the Freie Universität Berlin and a research associate at the Centre Marc Bloch. Her fields of expertise are Ottoman and modern Turkish history with additional academic training and research experience in children and youth studies, gender studies, global history, Armenian Studies, intellectual history, and history of science. Her research focuses on the history of children and youth, with special interest in gender, sexuality, education, humanitarianism, and non-Muslims. Her publications include Orphans and Destitute Children in the Ottoman Empire (2014); Ottoman Children & Youth During WWI (2019), (eds.) Urban Neighbourhood Formations: Boundaries, Narrations and Intimacies (2020). 

Alice von Bieberstein


holds a Ph.D in Social Anthropology, from the University of Cambridge. She is currently a project researcher at CARMAH. Her main research interests include the various legacies of the Armenian genocide, from the current politics of history to the biopolitical governance of minorities and practical engagements with the material remains of the Armenian past of the region, particularly through treasure hunting. Her current project addresses how the politics of urban regeneration and the practices of treasure hunting target ‘non-recognised’ or ‘denied’ minority cultural heritage as objects of speculative economies.

Leyla Dakhli​


is a full-time researcher in the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) currently affiliated with the Center Marc Bloch (Berlin). She is a historian working on the social and intellectual history of the modern Middle East and North Africa. Her research interests include the study of Arab intellectuals, specifically women, and the cultural and entangled history of the Arab Mediterranean. She is the P.I. of ERC DREAM - Drafting and Enacting the revolution in the Arab Mediterranean (2018-2023). She is a member of the editorial comittee of the International Review of Social History (Amsterdam) and Le Mouvement social (Paris)