Well-Connected Domains: Intersections of Asia and Europe in the Ottoman Empire

Well-Connected Domains: Intersections of Asia and Europe in the Ottoman Empire

Project A7: "Dynamic Asymmetries in Transcultural Flows at the Intersection of Asia and Europe: The Case of the Early Modern Ottoman Empire", Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", Heidelberg University
Room 212, Karl Jaspers Centre, Voßstraße 2, Building 4400, 69115 Heidelberg
From - Until
10.11.2011 - 12.11.2011
Pascal Firges, Tobias Graf, Christian Roth, Gülay Tulasoğlu

Cultural flows between the Ottoman Empire and its Asian and European neighbours are the theme of the conference "Well-Connected Domains: Intersections of Asia and Europe in the Ottoman Empire". It will take place at Heidelberg University's Karl Jaspers Centre from 10-12 November 2011.

The conference addresses both the interconnectedness of the Ottoman Empire with "the world around it" as well as transcultural entanglements within the empire itself. Panel sessions cover a wide range of topics including legal identities, modernization, heritage, frontiers and statecraft. On 10 November, keynote speaker Suraiya Faroqhi (Istanbul Bilgi University) will give a talk on "Trading between East and West: the Ottoman Empire of the Early Modern Period".

The conference "Well-Connected Domains: Intersections of Asia and Europe in the Ottoman Empire" is organised by research project A7 "Ottoman Empire" and takes place in room 212 at Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies, building 4400, Voßstraße 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany.

For more information about the conference please visit the conference website: http://www.well-connected.uni-hd.de.


Thursday, 10 November 2011

Panel 1: Perceptions
Chair: William O'Reilly (University of Cambridge)
- Gábor Kármán (University of Leipzig): Turks reconsidered: Jakab Nagy de Harsány's changing image of the Ottoman
- Henning Sievert (University of Bonn): Post-Safavid Iran and Habsburg Austria as seen by Ottoman diplomats

Panel 2: Legal Identities
Chair: Eyal Ginio (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
- Nur Sobers Khan (University of Cambridge): Identity formation and legal categories of ethnicity (cins) in early modern Ottoman Istanbul
- Christian Roth (Heidelberg University): Aspects of juridical integration of non-Muslims in the Ottoman Empire: Observations in the 18th century urban and rural Aegean
- Aylİn Besİryan (European University Institute, Florence): The transcultural dimension of the Ottoman constitution

Panel 3: Modernisation
Chair: Felix Konrad (University of Kiel)
- Gülay Tulasoğlu (Heidelberg University): A British consul and local reforms in pre-Tanzimat Ottoman Salonica
- Sotirios Dimitriadis (University of London): Transforming a late Ottoman port-city: Salonica, 1876–1912
- Şeyda Başli (Mardin Artukulu University): The birth of the Ottoman novel beyond cultural and literary borders

Keynote Lecture
Suraiya Faroqhi (İstanbul Bilgi University) : Trading between East and West: The Ottoman Empire of the early modern period

Friday, 11 November, 2011

Panel 4: Heritage
Chair: Michael Ursinus (Heidelberg University)
- Kalliope Pavli (Panteion University, Athens): Constructing myths: Ottomans vs. Greek ancient monuments
- Patrizia Kern (Heidelberg University): Neo-Ottomanism and museum space: Two case studies from Istanbul

Panel 5: Maritime Trades
Chair: Suraiya Faroqhi (İstanbul Bilgi University)
- Viorel Panaite (University of Bucharest): Diplomatic and commercial linkages between the Ottoman Empire and Western Europe: A case study: French capitulations and consular jurisdiction in the Eastern Mediterranean in the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries
- Joshua White (University of Michigan): An international incident: Piracy and diplomacy in a seventeenth-century Ottoman Mediterranean port
- Michael Talbot (University of London): Defining maritime territoriality: British privateers and Ottoman privateer lines, c. 1690–c. 1790

Panel 6: Frontiers
Chair: Linda Darling (University of Arizona)
- Maximilian Hartmuth (independent scholar, İstanbul): Toward a cultural topography of violence on the Ottoman-Habsburg frontier
- Antonis Hadjikyriacou & Daphne Lappa (Association for Historical Dialogue and Research, Nicosia): Exploring the conceptual boundaries of the concept of fluidity: Early modern 'contact zones' in the Adriatic and the Eastern Mediterranean
- Moritz Deutschmann (European University Institute, Florence): Christianity and the Russo-Iranian-Ottoman encounter in the Iranian province of Azerbajdzhan in the nineteenth century

Panel 7: Networks
Chair: Hülya Canbakal (Sabancı University, İstanbul)
- Tobias Graf (Heidelberg University): Renegades in the Ottoman Empire and their networks, c. 1580–1610: Some reflections
- Dorothe Sommer (University of Sheffield): Freemasonry, interconfessional sociability, and the promotion of a new Syrian self-perception, c. 1860–1908

Panel 8: Statecraft
Chair: Antje Flüchter (Heidelberg University)
- Kay Jankrift (University of Augsburg): The Ottoman hub: Jewish advisors and Western diplomats at the sultan's court in the 16th century
- Linda Darling (University of Arizona): Advice literature as a transcultural phenomenon

Saturday, 12 November, 2011

Panel 9: Rebellions
Chair: Markus Koller (University of Bochum)
- Hülya Canbakal (Sabancı University, İstanbul): The Age of Revolution in the Ottoman Empire: A provincial perspective
- Felix Konrad (Kiel University): "Erâzil" and "canaille": Ottoman and European perceptions of social unrest in the Patrona Halil rebellion of 1730

Panel 10: French Revolution
Chair: Thomas Maissen (Heidelberg University)
- Pascal Firges (Heidelberg University): The French Revolution in Istanbul, 1793–1795
- Hİmmet Taşkömür (Harvard University): From great sedition to great revolution: Ottoman responses to the French Revolution

Concluding discussion

Contact (announcement)

Pascal Firges

Karl Jaspers Centre, Voßstraße 2, Gebäude 4400, 69115 Heidelberg


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