Symposium: RECENT PERSPECTIVES OF CEREMONIES, RITUALS AND FESTIVALS

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RECENT PERSPECTIVES OF CEREMONIES, RITUALS AND FESTIVALS

IN THE OTTOMAN WORLD

An International Symposium

Convened by Ozgen Felek and Sinem Erdoğan Işkorkutan

Yale Macmillan Center, Council on Middle Eastern Studies

Luke Hall Room 203

34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven

April 13, Thursday, 2017

Arrival and Reception

18:30-20:00: RECEPTION CEREMONY

April 14, Friday, 2017

9:00-9:30: OPENING (ALAN MIKHAIL, YALE UNIVERSITY)

9:30-11:30: SESSION 1

RESEARCH ON MATERIAL ASPECTS OF CEREMONIES

Hülya Tezcan (Nişantaşı University): “Hil‘ats worn for the Ambassadors Acceptance Ceremony at the Ottoman Palace”

Amanda Phillips (University of Virginia): “Ottoman Hil‘at: Between Commodity and Charisma”

Nikolaos Vryzidis (British School of Athens): “Textiles and ceremonial of the Greek Church under the Ottomans”

Ashley Dimming (University of Michigan): “Under the Marquee: Imperial Tents and Ceremonial in the Late Ottoman Period”

Discussant: SURAIYA FAROQHI (Istanbul Bilgi University)

12:00-13:30: LUNCH BREAK

13:30-15:00: SESSION 2

REPRESENTATION OF FESTIVALS AND CEREMONIES

Sinem Erdoğan Işkorkutan (Boğazici University): “Between Representation and Reality: A Critical Evaluation of the Narratives of the 1720 Festival and Unknown Archival Sources”

Yeliz Çavuş (Ohio State University): “Reading Change Through Festivities: Royal Weddings During the Reign of Mahmud II”

Merve Çakır (Istanbul University): “The Representation of Ottoman Court Ceremonies and Celebrations in the Art of Calligraphy”

Discussant: Jane Hathaway (Ohio State University)

15:00-15:30: COFFEE BREAK

15:30-16:30: SESSION 3

ROYAL AND URBAN CEREMONIAL SCRUTINIZED I

Ünver Rüstem (John Hopkins University): “Piety and Pageantry: The Ceremonial Life of Sultanic Mosques”

Ayşe Baltacıoğlu-Brammer (Binghamton SUNY): Those Heretics Gathering Secretly…: Kızılbaş Rituals and Practices according to Early Modern Ottoman Sources”

Discussant: Leslie Peirce (New York University)​

April 15, Saturday, 2017

9:00-10:30: SESSION 4

ROYAL AND URBAN CEREMONIAL SCRUTINIZED II

Jane Hathaway (Ohio State University): “The Ottoman Chief Harem Eunuch in Processions and Festivals”

Darin Stephanov (Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies): “From Court Rituals to the Common Wo/man: Ruler Visibility and Modern Belonging in the Nineteenth-Century Ottoman and Russian Empires”

Veysel Şimşek (Yale University): “Taking the Oath to Defend ‘Religion and the State’ Induction Ceremonies of Ottoman Conscripts in the mid-19th Century”

Discussant: Ayşe Baltacıoğlu-Brammer (University Of Binghamton SUNY)

10:30-11:00: COFFEE BREAK

11:00-12:00: CLOSING REMARKS (SURAIYA FAROQHI, ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITY)

​For more information: http://macmillan.yale.edu/event/conference-recent-perspectives-ceremonies-rituals-and-fest...