Cemal Kafadar

Cemal Kafadar

Writer & Historian

Cemal Kafadar is a historian at Harvard University who works on Ottoman history, urban space, crowds and rebellions, popular culture, travel, history and cinema. His latest publications include How Dark is the History of the Night, How Black the Story of Coffee, How Bitter the Tale of Love: The Changing Measure of Leisure and Pleasure in Early Modern Istanbul. He is the recipient of Turkey’s 2010 Presidential Grand Award in Culture and Arts.



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