Ottoman Crossings / Osmanische Schnittstellen

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Type: 
Lecture
Date: 
November 8, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Location: 
Austria
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, Literature, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Research on the Ottoman Empire is a broad field full of intersections: between men, women, and youths; between poetic expression and political action; between languages, cultures, and religions; between peace, war, and genocide; between past and present—and last but not least, from an academic perspective, between history and literature. This six-week international lecture series at the University of Vienna brings together scholars from Turkey, Greece, France, Germany, and Austria to survey this broad field in all its richness and in light of the most current research questions. As its theoretical leitmotiv, the series takes the literary (re-) production of the historical, or the question how history is created, preserved and reinvented by literary means.

Date and Time: Wednesdays, 08.11.-13.12.2017, 6:30 PM

Location: Turkish Studies Seminar Room, Institute for Oriental Studies, University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 4, 1090 Vienna

Convened by Prof. Dr. David Selim Sayers, Institute for Oriental Studies, University of Vienna

Supported by the Institute for Oriental Studies, University of Vienna; the Orientalische Gesellschaft (ORGES) and the Österreichische Orient-Gesellschaft Hammer-Purgstall (ÖOG)

For detailed information, please visit the series facebook page or download the PDF brochure.

 

Program Overview

Wednesday, 08.11.2017

Gender Norms and Print Technologies in Nineteenth-Century Istanbul

David Selim Sayers

Visiting Professor of Turkish Studies

Institute for Oriental Studies, University of Vienna

The talk will be held in German.

Wednesday, 15.11.2017

Karamanlidika Studies and the Turkish-speaking Orthodox Populations of the Ottoman Empire

Evangelia Balta

Research Director

Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation (Athens)

The talk will be held in English.

Wednesday, 22.11.2017

Men at Arms, Reporters, and Novelists: the First World War in Turkish Literature

Timour Muhidine

Maître de conférences

Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INaLCO), Université Sorbonne Paris

The talk will be held in English.

Wednesday, 29.11.2017

Alevism in one Book? On the Utilization of Buyruk Manuscripts

Janina Karolewski

Research Fellow

Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, University of Hamburg

The talk will be held in German.

Wednesday, 06.12.2017

Love at the Ottoman Court: Poems, Poets, and Parties

Mehmet Kalpaklı

Chair, Department of History and Department of Turkish Literature

Bilkent University (Ankara)

The talk will be held in English.

Wednesday, 13.12.2017

Confrontations: Contemporary Armenian Literature in Turkey and in the Diaspora on the Armenian Genocide

Hülya Adak

Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Sabanci University (Istanbul)

The talk will be held in German.

 

For detailed information, please visit the series facebook page or download the PDF brochure.

Contact Info: 

David Selim Sayers, PhD

Professur für Turkologie

Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen

Otto-Behaghel-Strasse 10E

35394 Giessen, Germany