About Me

I am a historian and PhD candidate in history from Turkey, born in 1983. Having finished two MAs in two different periods of history and having written a 250-page master's thesis on Thomas Carlyle and a lesser-known Turkish scholar and statesman named Mahmud Esad, I work as a minor type of academic at a university. Of course, this does not mean that I don’t have a better fundamental understanding of history than many full professors.😅

I also have a blog in Turkish, which will hopefully parallel this blog in its contents. If you would like, you could check it out too: Tefekkürya.


  1. Because this site is in English, I decided to write you in English too.

    I am Eyup Cetin. I was one of your followers in Quora. I was just wondering how you are, how things are going in your life. Personally, I miss your posts in Quora. Apparently you are not writing here either. I hope everything is okay. I just wanted to give you my best wishes.


    1. Thank you very much for asking how I am, and I am really sorry for the terribly late reply. I used to get notifications for these blog comments, but somehow Google turned them off on its own some time ago. I'll try to turn them up again, if I can, shortly. I've been to Quora briefly since that time, but I've been away from it for some time too. I am quite well (praise be to God). I've been doing the same job as before, and I'm indeed improving my self-control and general average mood through Socratic-Stoic-Cognitive Behavioral self-therapy, though a bit slowly until recently. I hope everything is all right for you too. I don't know if I am going to start writing posts here or answers on Quora again soon. I would prefer to do that, but I am not sure I will be able to arrange my time so as to achieve that. My best regards and wishes for you too.