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Daniel Ohanian

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Email    dohanian@ucla.edu
Office  Bunche 2165

Daniel Ohanian is a PhD candidate specializing in early modern and modern Ottoman-Armenian history.

Dissertation title: "Church of Armenia, Church of Rome: Faith, Print, and Power in Ottoman-Armenian History, 1688–1717"

Field of Study

Middle East


With Z. Mehmet Başkurt and M. Erdem Kabadayı. "An Historical Geographic Information System for Ottoman Studies: The c. 1907 Ottoman Census and Armenian Settlement in Istanbul." Turcica. Revue d’études turques—peuples, langues, cultures, États 51 (2020): 255–283.

With others. "Ottoman Istanbul and Its Armenian Inhabitants: Population Data and Maps, 1830s–c. 1907." Houshamadyan: A Project to Reconstruct Ottoman Armenian Town and Village Life. Last updated 6 May 2019. Also available in Turkish and Armenian.

"Collaboration in Ottoman Governance: The c. 1907 Imperial Census and the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate of Istanbul." Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association 4, no. 2 (2017): 365–380. 

"Sympathy and Exclusion: The Migration of Child and Women Survivors of the Armenian Genocide from the Eastern Mediterranean to Canada, 1923–1930." Genocide Studies International 11, no. 2 (2017): 197–215.

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Grants and Awards

Project Grant 

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal) grant (with M. Erdem Kabadayı) for the research project "Recovering Armenians in Late Ottoman Istanbul and Making Ottoman-Era Population Data Available for All" (2015–2018) (click here for results) 

Major Tuition and Research Funding 

UCLA Mangasar M. Mangasarian Scholarship (2020–2021)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Award (2019–2021) 

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Armenian Studies Scholarship (2019–2021) 

UCLA Kaspar and Siroon Hovannisian Fellowship (2018–2019, 2019–2020) 

Armenian Students' Association of America Scholarship Grant (2017–2018, 2022–2023) 

UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program Stipend (2017) 

UCLA Department of History Fellowship (2016–2021)

Istanbul Bilgi University Tuition Waiver (2013–2016)

Conference Presentations

Select Conference Presentations 

"If There Was No Millet System, What Was There?" Western Ottomanists' Workshop. November 2022. UCLA and University of Southern California.

"An Autobiography Written in Captivity: Awetikʿ Tʿōkhatʿetsʿi’s Account of His Own Life, c. 1657–1710." Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA). November 2021. Online.

"An Ancient Hero in Modern Times: Remembering General Vardan Mamikonean (d. 451) in 1909 Istanbul." Entangled Encounters: Antiquity and Modernity in Armenian Studies conference. March 2019. Harvard University. 

"The Potential and Challenges of Studying the Population of c. 1905–c. 1909 Istanbul—with a Case Study." Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure meeting. May 2016. University of Cambridge.


CPhil in History, University of California, Los Angeles, USA (2019)

MA in History, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey (2016) 

MA in History, York University, Canada (2014) 

Honours BA in History and French Studies, York University, Canada (2012)