Perspectives on French Colonial and Late Ottoman Cultural History 2019: Giorgio Levi Della Vida Award for Excellence in Islamic Studies

Susan Slyomovics's picture
May 30, 2019 to May 31, 2019
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies

A conference honoring the work of Zeynep Çelik (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

The Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES) at the University of California Los Angeles is pleased to announce that the 2019 Giorgio Levi Della Vida medal for excellence in Islamic studies will be awarded to Zeynep Çelik, distinguished professor of Ottoman history and architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the Federated Department of History at the NJIT and Rutgers-Newark.


DAY 1: Thursday, May 30, 2019

1:00-1:30 PM            Opening Remarks: Ali Behdad, Professor and John Charles Hillis Chair in Literature 
                & Faculty Director, UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
                Award Presentation: Scott L. Waugh, Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost, UCLA

1:30-3:45 PM            Panel One: Unbounded Methodologies
                Moderator: Lamia Balafrej, Assistant Professor, Art History, UCLA

                 Architecture, Conversion, and Projection in Colonial Castile
                Jerrilyn Dodds, Art History, Sarah Lawrence College 

                 Navigational Turning Points: 
                Re-Imagining Eighteenth-Century North Africa in the Mediterranean
                Julia Clancy-Smith, History, University of Arizona

                  Islamic City, Colonial City, Refugee City: 
                Urban Histories of Aleppo During the French Mandate
                Heghnar Watenpaugh, Art and Art History, University of California, Davis

4:00-4:10 PM        Keynote Introduction: Susan Slyomovics, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, 

4:10-5:00 PM            Keynote Address:
                Whose Modernity? Whose Imperial Order? 
                Jerusalem between the Late Ottoman Empire and the Early British Mandate
                Zeynep Çelik, Distinguished Professor of Architecture
                New Jersey Institute of Technology

5:00-6:00 PM        Q & A

6:00-7:00 PM        Reception

DAY 2: Friday, May 31, 2019
9:30 AM-12:30 PM    Panel Two:    Variations on Late Ottoman Culture
                Moderator: Ira Lapidus, Professor Emeritus of History, formerly Chair of the Center
                for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley

                 The Atlas of Desire: Versifying Europeans in the Ottoman Empire 
                Selim Kuru, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington

                The Forty French Singers on Tour from Marseilles to Constantinople (1845-1846): 
                An Ottoman Odyssey
                Nicolas Dufetel, Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris

                Les costumes populaires de la Turquie, again, but critically
                Edhem Eldem, History, Boğaziçi University & Collège de France

12:30-2:00 PM        Break

2:00-5:00 PM        Panel Three:    Chronologies and Spaces of Containment
                Moderator: Diane Favro, Professor Emerita, Architecture and Urban Design, UCLA

                 Coexisting in an Age of Genocide
                Ussama Makdisi, History, Rice University

                Crossing Paths: Medical Journeys, Imperial Surveys
                Burçak Özlüdil Altin, New Jersey Institute of Technology

                Segregating space, integrating time:
                Architecture and memory in a French political prison (Montluc)    
                Marc André, History, University of Rouen, France

                Toxic Territories,: France’s Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Algerian Sahara
                Samia Henni, Architecture, Cornell University

5:00-5:30 PM        Concluding Remarks
                Zeynep Çelik


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