Klara Volaric BA in History and Philosophy, University of Rijeka (2009) MA in Comparative History with the special emphasis on the Ottoman Empire, Central European University, Bogazici University (2014).
I joined Loughborough University in October 2017. My previous research focussed on the Ottoman Balkans' social and cultural history in the Hamidian and Young Turk eras, while for my PhD I am working on nation-building and migrations in interwar Yugoslavia and the Republic of Turkey. I am primarily interested in history from below, moving from a state-centred perspective in order to examine both the implementation of Yugoslav and Turkish state policies at the micro level and the agency of the groups and individuals involved.
- Conference Contested Minorities in the 'New Europe': National İdentity from the Baltics to the Balkans, 1918-1939, Birkbeck, University of London (June 2019). Paper: 'Our Turks do not Feel Like a National Minority': Macedonian Turks in Interwar Yugoslavia
- The 6th Young Scholars Forum on Cross-border Cooperation in Central and South East Europe at the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, Vienna (November 2018). Paper: Nation-Building in Interwar Turkey: What does it Mean to Be a Turk?
- Conference on Russian and East European Studies, University of Tartu (June 2018). Paper: Nation-statehood and Minority Issues in Interwar Yugoslavia: the case of non-Slavic Muslims.
- Workshop at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS), Denmark (May 2017). Paper: Ruler Visibility, Modernity and the Ethnonational Mindset: The Role of the Ottoman Press during Hamidian Era.
- Conference Ottoman Istanbul III at the 29 Mayis University, Istanbul (May 2015). Paper: Istanbul Memories of Alka Mažuranić Nestoroff.
- Conference Balkan Worlds II: Balkan Perceptions of War and Revolution at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (November 2014). Paper: The Austrian-Hungarian Occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina as experienced by Croatian intellectual Eugen Kumičić.
- Ottoman Studies Workshop at the University of Oxford (May 2014). Paper: Self-representation and Collective Image-making: How did the Ottoman Serbs represent themselves?
- "The Proposed Federalism of Frano Supilo and Stjepan Radic as a Solution to the Croatian Question Before World War I", Journal of Croatian Studies, vol. 49, 2017.
- “Diplomatic Memories of Alka Nestoroff”, Osmanlı İstanbulu III (Feridun M. Emecen, Ali Akyıldız, Emrah Safa Gürkan eds.). Istanbul: 29 Mayıs University Press, 2015.
- “Between the Ottoman and Serbian state: Carigradski glasnik, an Istanbul-based paper of Ottoman Serbs, 1895-1909”, Hungarian Historical Review 3, no. 3, 2014.
- “‘Reactions to the ‘Magnificent Century’ in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Toplumsal Tarih, no. 235, 2013.
- “Carigradski glasnik (1895-1909): Celebration of 19/31 August”, Serbian Studies 26, no. 1-2, 2012.
- "Christine Isom-Verhaaren and Kent F. Schull (eds.), Living in the Ottoman Realm: Empire and Identity, 13th to 20th Century", Insight Turkey, vol. 19, no. 1, 2017.
- “Y. Doğan Çetinkaya, The Young Turks and the Boycott Movement: Nationalism, Protest and the Working Classes in the Formation of Modern Turkey“, Insight Turkey, vol. 18, no. 1, 2016.
- “The Istanbul Letters of Alka Nestoroff” in Memoria 1. Bonn: Max Weber Stiftung, 2015.
- İlber Ortaylı, Naša historija i mi [Tarihimiz ve biz]. Sarajevo: Connectum, 2017.