UW-Madison mourns Turkish history expert Kemal Karpat

Kemal H. Karpat, the former chair of Ottoman and Turkish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History, passed away in Madison, Wisconsin, on February 20, 2019, at the age of 96. On February 25, 2019, there was a state funeral in Istanbul under the auspices and attendance of the Turkish President, and Karpat is laid to rest at the Fatih Mosque graveyard, the burial site of sultans and select Ottoman and Turkish dignitaries.

Deniz Balgamis (MESP Affiliated Faculty and Associate Director of the Center for Turkish Studies) and Professor Karl Shoemaker (Professor of History and Associate Chair) have written an article about Kemal Karpat’s life and legacy.

Read the full article at: http://ls.wisc.edu/news/uw-madison-mourns-turkish-history-expert-kemal-karpat