Rev. Middle East Stud. volume 54, issue 1, P133-148 2020 DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.23 View full text
Carter Vaughn Findley

Abstract: In addition to my primary research specialty in Ottoman history, I prepared to teach the history of the Islamic Middle East from my first year in graduate school onward, and I did so throughout my academic career, including preparing graduate students to teach Ottoman and modern Middle Eastern history. My start in world history came later. Around the time I got tenure, my department decided, for comically bad reasons, to create a single world history course on the twentieth century. Having never witnessed crea…

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