Workshop: Travelling Practices and the Emergence of Tourism in the Middle East (16th - 20th Centuries)

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Dear Colleagues,

I would like to inform you about the upcoming workshop “Travelling Practices and the Emergence of Tourism in the Middle East (16th - 20th Centuries)”, co-organized by the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Vienna and the Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) on September 27-30, 2021.

The workshop will take place online and a limited audience will be allowed.


To register for the event, please send an email including your name and affiliation to Onur İnal at onur.inal[at]univie.ac.at

Workshop website: https://travelmena.univie.ac.at/

Workshop Program:

 

Monday, 27 September 2021

 

16:45-17:00 (CET) Welcome and Introduction

 

Florian Schwarz (Institute of Iranian Studies, ÖAW)

Christine Nölle Karimi (Institute of Iranian Studies, ÖAW)

Onur İnal (University of Vienna)

Yavuz Köse (University of Vienna)

 

17:00 – 19:00 (CET)

Panel I: Logistics and forms of organisation

 

Tilmann Walter (University of Würzburg)

Foreigners, Disguises and Passports: The German Physician Leonhard Rauwolf (1535?-1596) Travels the Middle East

 

Elvan Cobb (Hong Kong Baptist University)

Touring Western Anatolia and Southern Mesopotamia in the Age of Steam

 

Peyman Eshaghi (Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies)

Pious Guides to Travel to Mecca: Rereading Two Treatises on the Logistics of Travel to Mecca in Qajar Iran

 

César Jacquier (University of Neuchâtel)

Hitting the Road: Travel Writing and Tourism Practices in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, 1929-1939

 

Yahya Nurgat (University of Cambridge)

Between the Sacred and the Mundane: Travelling Practices of Ottoman Hajj Pilgrims c.1650-1750

 

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Tuesday, 28 September 2021

17:00 – 19:00 (CET)

 

Panel II: Description, performance and valuation

 

Shervin Farridnejad (Free University Berlin / Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Zoroastrian Priests at the Court of Karīm Khan Zand: An 18th Century Parsi Travelogue from Surat to Yazd

 

Güllü Yıldız (Marmara University)

Ḥajjī or Sayyāḥ: Persian Pilgrims Between Piety and Pleasure of the Road

 

Christine Nölle-Karimi (Institute of Iranian Studies, ÖAW)

Pilgrimage All Inclusive: From Kabul to Mecca and the Shiite Shrines on the Eve of the First World War.

 

Murat Yolun (Adıyaman University)

The Military Travellers of the Middle East: The Travelling Practices of the Ottoman Officers and Men during the First World War

 

Nadya Sbaiti (American University of Beirut)

In Guide We Trust: Leisure, “Summering”, and Tourism in the Making of Lebanon

 

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Wednesday, 29 September 2021

17:00 – 19:00 (CET)

 

Panel III: Interaction with local residents

 

G. Carole Woodall (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)

The Making of a British Hotelier in 19th century Istanbul

 

Thomas Ecker (University of Bamberg)

Royal Travel to Mecca – The Pilgrimages of Farhād Mīrzā and Husām as-Salṭana

 

Ufuk Adak (Altınbaş University)

British Travelers in Izmir (Smyrna) in the Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Empire

 

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Thursday, 30 September 2021

17:00 – 19:00 (CET)

 

Panel IV: Intertextuality and genre

 

Alptuğ Güney / Yavuz Köse (University of Vienna)

“Strolling Through Istanbul”: Early Modern Guides to the City

 

Andrea E. Duffy (Colorado State University)

Orientalism and the Interpretation of Seventeenth-Century French Travelogues of the Ottoman Empire

 

Björn Bentlage (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg)

Travel Writing as Practice in the Ottoman Mashreq

 

Ömer Koçyiğit (Leiden University)

Between the Travelogue and Chronicle: The Extraordinary Work of an Ottoman Horseman Soldier

 

Sally Abed (University of Alexandria)

Between East and West: Ahmad Hassanein's The Lost Oases


19:0020:00 (CET)
Final Discussion and Conclusion