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Ceren Aygül

Affiliated scholar

Affiliation: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Research project: Turkish Red Crescent and Its Relation with International Red Cross Movement in terms of Humanitarianism (1868–1928)
Time at IEG: 2014–2017
Funding: Institut, Extern (Gerda Henkel Stiftung 2014–2016)

Research projects:

The Ottoman Red Crescent and Its Relation with The International Red Cross Movement, 1911–1927

The project from Ceren Aygül is searching for the similarities and differences between Non-Western and Western societies in order to understand humanitarianism from a global perspective. The great variety of historical sources on the Ottoman Red Crescent will offer new insights not only into important political and social processes within the Ottoman society, but also on early moments of global internationalism.

The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement as a humanitarian actor

By analyzing the Red Crescent Societies’ humanitarian engagement in the Middle East and beyond the Research projects opens new perspectives on hitherto neglected figures of humanitarian aid in the 20th Century.