I would like to inform you about an upcoming book launch / roundtable event organized by the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative at NYU (OTS-NYU) on Friday, December 10, 2021, at 12pm (EST)
Below you can find the abstract, as well as the link to register.
A Companion to Early Modern Istanbul (Brill, 2021) is the first collective effort to explore Istanbul, capital of the vast polyglot, multiethnic, and multireligious Ottoman Empire and home to one of the world’s largest and most diverse urban populations, as an early modern metropolis. This event brings together the editors, as well as a number of contributors, of the volume to discuss not only this book but also the field of urban studies within Ottoman history. Shirine Hamadeh is an Assoc. Professor in the Department of Archaeology and the History of Art at Koç University and the author of The City’s Pleasures: Istanbul in the Eighteenth Century. Çiğdem Kafesçioğlu is a Professor in the Department of History at Boğaziçi University and the author of Constantinopolis / Istanbul: Cultural Encounter, Imperial Vision, and the Construction of the Ottoman Capital. Cemal Kafadar is the Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies at Harvard University's Department of History and the author of Between Two Worlds: The Construction of the Ottoman State. Amanda Phillips is an Assoc. Prof. at the University of Virginia and the author of Sea Change: Ottoman Textiles Between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. Marinos Sariyannis is research director at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies/FORTH, Rethymno (Greece), and the author of several articles and books on Ottoman social, cultural, and intellectual history. Christoph K. Neumann is chair of Turkish Studies at LMU Munich.
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