2012

MAKING AND REMAKING IMAGES IN BYZANTINE, OTTOMAN, AND PERSIAN ART
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
 
Imposing rigid boundaries of inquiry between contiguous periods and lands has been a perennial tendency in art historical scholarship.  Even today, art historians often have to scale walls erected long ago in order simply to gain a vision of fields adjacent to their own.  This workshop aims to counteract the effects of such categorization between the neighboring but separated fields of Byzantine, Ottoman and Persian art in the medieval and early modern periods. The chosen theme of images and image-making is particularly fertile for a common dialogue on representational modes, whether shared or distinct.  The resourcefulness of artists who continuously made and remade a dynamic world of images in interrelated traditions calls for a joint effort to bring about intersections in perception, contemplation and interpretation.  The workshop is organized as part of the Connecting Art Histories initiative of the Getty Foundation, hosted by the Department of History at Boğaziçi University <http://hist.boun.edu.tr/>.
 
Tülün Değirmenci (Pamukkale University, Denizli)
Remaking the Past: The Images of Selim I in Seventeenth-Century Ottoman Painting
 
Anestis Vasilakeris (Bogaziçi University)
Changing Constantine: The Emperor's Image in Time
 
Serpil Bağcı (Hacettepe University, Ankara)
Safavid and European Inspirations in Ottoman Album-Making: Ahmed I Album
 
Tolga B. Uyar (UMR 8167 Orient Méditerranée, Paris)
Thirteenth-Century 'Byzantine' Art in Cappadocia and the Question of  Greek Painters at the Seljuk Court
 
Simon Rettig (Freie Universität, Berlin)
Fantastic Creatures and "Angels from the Unknown World": Depicting the Marvelous in Persian Illuminations
 
Oya Pancaroğlu (Boğaziçi University)
Hierarchy, Geometry and the Human Image
 
Lale Uluç (Boğaziçi University)
Kaba Images in Shiraz Manuscripts
 
Ivana Jevtić (Koç University, Istanbul)
Narrativity in Late Byzantine Painting: Devices, Effects and the Questions They Raise about Sacred Images
 

SUBJECT INTO OBJECT: A WORKSHOP ON THE USES OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE OTTOMAN WORLD
Thursday, May 24th 2012, Cultural Heritage Museum, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

Mary Roberts (University of Sydney)
Affiliation, Proliferation, Riposte: Ottoman and Orientalist Photography
 
Ahmet Ersoy (Boğaziçi University)
The Empire’s New Clothes: Ethnography, Costume, and the Photographic Image in the Late Ottoman Empire
 
Martina Baleva (Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena)
The Empire Strikes Back: Image Battles in the Russo-Ottoman War, 1877-78
 
Kate Elizabeth Creasey (Bilgi University)
The Photographic State: The Hamidian Government's Uses of Photography, 1890-1905
 
Saadet Özen (Boğaziçi University)
“At the spot where it was displayed every year.” The Image of Abdulhamid II in Public Space
 
Ali Behdad (UCLA)
The Tourist, the Collector, and the Curator: The Life and Afterlives of Ottoman Era Photography
 
Christopher Pinney (UC London)
From "Major" to "Minor": Late Ottoman Albums and the Universal Claims of Photography