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.
- 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?