“Abstinence” and “Amusement” in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, 19th Century to Present

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Call for Papers
October 10, 2020 to October 13, 2020
Washington, United States
Subject Fields: 
Contemporary History, Cultural History / Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Social History / Studies

Call for papers for the panel at Annual Meeting of Middle East Studies Association, October 10–13, 2020, in Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC

Panel: “Abstinence” and “Amusement” in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, 19th Century to Present

Deadline for Submission: February 28, 2020

Organized by: Dr. Elife Biçer-Deveci, Berlin Forum Transregional Studies, elife.bicer@hist.unibe.ch

The panel welcomes historical research papers dealing with “abstinence” and “amusement” in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey from the 19th century to the present. Actors with various ideological, political, and religious orientations have used these concepts to not only articulate their understanding of “good” and “bad” behaviors but also construct collective identities. The panel will discuss different aspects of these concepts, including cultural, political, and economic aspects, together with the global circulation of ideas and norms. All papers discussing one or more of these aspects are welcomed.

Please submit a proposal of no more than 300 words, including a title, information on your institutional affiliation, and contact addresses by February 28, 2020, to elife.bicer@hist.unibe.ch

Contact Info: 

Elife Biçer-Deveci, elife.bicer@hist.unibe.ch

Tel: 0049 151 18677475