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Daniel Ohanian



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Daniel Ohanian is a PhD candidate specializing in early modern and modern Ottoman-Armenian history. 

Field of Study

Middle East

Publications

With others. "Ottoman Istanbul and Its Armenian Inhabitants: Population Data and Maps, 1830s–c. 1907." Houshamadyan: A Project to Reconstruct Ottoman Armenian Town and Village Life. Last updated 6 May 2019. Available in Turkish as "Osmanlı'nın İstanbul'u ve Ermeni Sakinleri: Nüfus Verileri ve Haritalar, 1830'lar–1907 civarı" and in Armenian as "Օսմանեան Պոլիսը եւ իր հայ բնակիչները. ժողովրդական տուեալներ եւ քարտէսներ (1830-ականներէն 1907-ի շուրջ)." 

"Collaboration in Ottoman Governance: The c. 1907 Imperial Census and the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate of Istanbul." Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association 4, no. 2 (2017): 365–380. 

"Sympathy and Exclusion: The Migration of Child and Women Survivors of the Armenian Genocide from the Eastern Mediterranean to Canada, 1923–1930." Genocide Studies International 11, no. 2 (2017): 197–215. 

With Varak Ketsemanian. "In Search of the ARF 1908 Istanbul Headquarters." The ARF at 125, special issue of Armenian Weekly magazine (Watertown, USA), Dec. 2015, 42–44. Available in Armenian as "1908-ի Պոլսոյ ՀՅԴ գրասենեակի հետքերով." Aztag Daily (Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon), 19 July 2016. Available in Turkish as "Taşnakların 1908'deki İstanbul Bürosunun Peşinde." Trans. Selim Sezer. Toplumsal Tarih (Istanbul, Turkey), January 2017, 71–73. 

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Grants and Awards

Project Grant 

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal) grant (with M. Erdem Kabadayı) for the research project "Recovering Armenians in Late Ottoman Istanbul and Making Ottoman-Era Population Data Available for All" (2015–2018) (click here for results) 

Major Tuition and Research Funding 

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Award (2019–2021) 

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Armenian Studies Scholarship (2019–2021) 

UCLA Kaspar and Siroon Hovannisian Fellowship (2018–2019, 2019–2020) 

Armenian Students' Association of America Scholarship Grant (2017–2018) 

UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program Stipend (2017) 

UCLA Department of History Fellowship (2016–2021) 

Istanbul Bilgi University ERASMUS+ Staff Training Program Funding for the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, University of Cambridge, UK (2015–2016) 

Istanbul Bilgi University Tuition Waiver (2013–2016) 

Armenian General Benevolent Union International Scholarship (2013–2014) 

York University Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship (2007–2008) 

Conference Presentations

Select Conference Presentations 

"An Ancient Hero in Modern Times: Remembering General Vardan Mamikonean (d. 451) in 1909 Istanbul." Entangled Encounters: Antiquity and Modernity in Armenian Studies conference. March 2019. Harvard University, USA. 

"The Potential and Challenges of Studying the Population of c. 1905–c. 1909 Istanbul—with a Case Study." Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure meeting. May 2016. University of Cambridge, UK. 

"Narcissism, Assimilation, and 'Լեզուին Սրբութիւնը': On Using Armenian as a Diasporan Researcher." Translating Armenians, Armenians Translated: Rethinking Methodologies for Armenian Studies. April 2016. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, USA. 

Degrees

CPhil in History, University of California, Los Angeles, USA (2019)

MA in History, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey (2016) 

MA in History, York University, Canada (2014) 

Honours BA in History and French Studies, York University, Canada (2012)