Hans-Lukas Kieser

Hans-Lukas Kieser is a historian of the late Ottoman Empire and Turkey, Professor of modern history at the University of Zurich and president of the Research Foundation Switzerland-Turkey in Basel. He is an author of books and articles in several languages.

He was an invited professor at Stanford University (2010); University of Michigan (2008); as well as in universities of Germany, France and Turkey.[which?] He received fellowships and awards[which?] from academic institutions[which?] in Basel, Zurich and Freiburg (FRIAS), and from the Swiss National Science Foundation.[1]


  • Nearest east. American millennialism and mission to the Middle East, Philadelphia, New Jersey: Temple University Press, 2010. Revised paperback edition 2012.[2]
  • A quest for belonging. Anatolia beyond empire and nation (19th–21st centuries), Istanbul: Isis, 2007. Reprint: Piscataway N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2010.
  • Vorkämpfer der “neuen Türkei”. Revolutionäre Bildungseliten am Genfersee (1868–1939) [Pioneers of the "New Turkey": Revolutionary elites at Lake Geneva], Zürich: Chronos, 2005.
  • Der verpasste Friede. Mission, Ethnie und Staat in den Ostprovinzen der Türkei 1839–1938 [The squandered peace. Missionaries, ethnicity and the state in the eastern provinces of Turkey 1839–1938], Zürich: Chronos, 2000.
  • (ed.)Turkey beyond nationalism: Towards post-nationalist identities, London: I. B. Tauris, 2006. Revised paperback edition 2012.
  • Kieser, Hans-Lukas (2018). Talaat Pasha : father of modern Turkey, architect of genocide. Princeton University Press. p. 532. ISBN 978-0-691-15762-7.