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William Smiley
University of New Hampshire
Occupation
Assistant Professor
Contact
Email: will.smiley@gmail.com
Will Smiley
15 Library Way Humanities Program, Murkland 320
Durham, NH, 03824
United States
Discipline
History
Sub Areas
13th-18th Centuries
19th-21st Centuries
Comparative
Ottoman Studies
Islamic Law
Human Rights
Geographic Areas of Interest
Balkans
Mashreq
Ottoman Empire
Former Soviet Union
Specialties
Ottoman Empire/Black Sea
International Law
Islamic Law
Languages
Arabic (elementary)
French (intermediate)
Russian (intermediate)
Turkish (advanced)
German (elementary)
Ottoman (advanced)
Education
JD | 2014 | Law | Yale University
PhD | 2012 | Middle Eastern Studies | University of Cambridge
MA | 2008 | History | University of Utah
BS | 2005 | History/Mathematics | Hillsdale College
Abstracts
Negotiating Captivity and Desertion in Ottoman-Russian Conflicts, 1787-1812 Captivity, Conversion, Local Administration, and the Diplomacy of Freedom in the Ottoman Empire, 1739-1794 "True Russians" in the Ottoman Empire: Subjecthood, Slavery, and Early Modern Sovereignty Three Fatwas and a Treaty: Childhood, Conversion, and the Ottoman Negotiation of Islamic and International Law Lawmaking, Legitimation, or Legal Advice? The Seyhulislam's Role in the Long Eighteenth Century, Seen Through Captivity Policy Privateers, Belligerents, and Neutrals: International Law and Maritime Networks of Violence in the Ottoman Aegean, 1770-1830 Freeing “The Enslaved People of Islam”: Treaty Law and Inter-Imperial Honor, 1739-1815 From Geneva and Brussels to the Danube: Prisoners of War and the Law of War in the Late Ottoman Empire A Question of Interest: The Russian Indemnities Arbitration and its Eurasian Context Tipu Sultan’s Mission to Istanbul: Military Reform between Eurasia and the Indian Ocean Autonomy, Enslavement, and International Law in the Ottoman Empire