CFP - 2023 Western Ottomanists' Workshop (WOW)

Pheroze Unwalla Announcement
British Columbia, Canada
Subject Fields
Islamic History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, Arabic History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, European History / Studies

The Western Ottomanists’ Workshop (WOW) was founded in 2010 to bring together scholars and researchers based in the Western regions of the United States and Canada who work to advance the study of the Ottoman Empire and its interactions with the wider world from the late thirteenth century to the twentieth century.

Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) will host the Western Ottomanists' Workshop (WOW) in Vancouver, Canada on April 28-29, 2023. Among other events, the workshop will include a keynote panel titled “The History of Ottoman Armenians Revisited” featuring Professors Elyse Semerdjian (Whitman College) and Richard Antaramian (University of Southern California). Some panels may be offered in hybrid form depending on the circumstances.

We are currently accepting submissions for the workshop. The organizers encourage interested graduate students with works in progress to apply using this form. Funding may be available to support graduate student participation.

University faculty and independent scholars interested in attending should also register using the same form:

Deadline for Applications: January 26, 2023

Please direct all inquiries to Professors Thomas Kuehn (SFU) and Pheroze Unwalla (UBC) at

We urge all prospective participants from outside Canada to familiarize themselves ASAP with visa requirements to enter the country: 

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Prof. Thomas Kuehn (SFU) and Professor Pheroze Unwalla (UBC)

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