2013

 
IMAGINING HISTORY, PLACE, AND IDENTITY IN THE EARLY MODERN WORLD:
PERSPECTIVES FROM OTTOMAN, SAFAVID, MUGHAL, AND HABSBURG VISUAL CULTURE
Boğaziçi University, Cultural Heritage Museum, 12 January 2013, Saturday
 
The first Boğaziçi workshop of a related theme, also organized within
the framework of Boğaziçi University History Department’s
participation in the Getty Foundation’s Connecting Art Histories
initiative was held in March 2012, and explored issues of connectivity
and juncture between traditions and practices of visual representation
in contiguous periods and geographies encompassing the Byzantine,
Ottoman, and Persian worlds. We now address early modern connections,
dialogues, and distinct trends in pictorial representation in a
broader geography encompassing the Safavid, Ottoman, Mughal, and
Habsburg domains. Papers explore uses and meanings of historical,
spatial, and literary imagery in particular contexts and in response
to particular loci and conjunctures. They present inquiries into the
roles of visual imagery in the making of cultural identities, and
provide comparative insights into visual articulations of historical
and spatial imaginaries in the early modern world.
 
 
Ebba Koch (University of Vienna)
The Symbolic Possession of the World: European Cartography in Mughal Allegory and History Painting
 
Sussan Babaie, (The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London)
'Cosmopolitanisms' and Its Public Representations in Isfahan
 
Lâle Uluç (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul)
The Representation of the Execution of the Safavid Begum from the Ottoman Historian Mustafa Ali’s Nusretname
 
Discussion – Çiğdem Kafescioğlu (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul)
 
Tülün Değirmenci (Pamukkale University, Denizli)
Being an Istanbulite: Album Paintings from Seventeenth-Century Ottoman Manuscripts
 
Lale Babaoğlu (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul)
Ottoman and Habsburg Encounters from Early Modernity to the Enlightenment: The Making of the Turkish Image
 
Markus Ritter (University of Vienna)
The Public Image of Shah Abbas I and the Visual Strategies in the Murals of the Qaysariya Portal in Isfahan
 
Discussion – Derin Terzioğlu (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul)

 

 
 

Northwestern University Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies and Boğaziçi University History Department International Doctoral Workshop on Modernization and Social Change Rectorate Conference Hall,  (April 16-17, 2013) 

Tuesday, April 16 
 
Session 1
Discussion: Selçuk Esenbel-Meltem Toksöz
 
Fatma Öncel, "Modernization of Rural Economies: Proto-Industrialization in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Europe"
Commentator Juri Bottura
 
Juri Bottura, “Revisiting Brazil’s ‘Conservative Modernization:’ Reformist Ruralism and the Fate of the Brazilian Countryside”
Commentator Fatma Öncel
 
Can Veyselgil, "Shared Vocabulary of Empires in the Age of Modernization: Late Ottoman Imperial Visions of Arab and African Provinces"
Commentator Nicholas Smith 
 
Session 2
Discussion: Noemi Levy-Aksu, Meltem Toksöz
 
Nicholas Smith,”The modern history of the Somali pirates: piracy and colonialism in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.”
Commentator Can Veyselgil
 
Alex Hobson, “Confronting the Failures of ‘Modernization:’ Two International Conferences and the Invention of Reagan’s War Against Terrorism, 1979-1986”
Commentator Yener Koç
 
Yener Koç, "Conflicts, Conciliations and Nationalism: The Ottoman State and Kurdish Bedirxan Pashazades"
Commentator Alex Hobson
 
Joel Mokyr, “Cultural Entrepreneurs and the Origins of Modern Economic Growth."
 
Wednesday, April 17
 
Session 1
Discussion:  Arzu Öztürkmen, Meltem Toksöz
 
Mneesha Gellman, “The Politics of Multiculturalism in Turkey: An Evolution of Rights.”
Commentators Zeynep Küçükceran  and Erdem Aydın
 
Erdem Aydın, "Modernizing an “archaic script”: Iranian-Ottoman exchanges on the Orthography Reform in the late Ottoman Empire";
Commentator Mneesha Gellman
 
Jamie Holeman, “Photography on Trial: Modern Technology and Social Change in 1850s-60s France”;
Commentators Saadet Özen and Yasemin Başaran
 
Session 2
Discussion: Vangelis Kechriotis, Arzu Öztürkmen
 
Saadet Özen, “As how it was displayed every year”: The Image of Abdul Hamid II in Public Space
Commentator Jamie Holeman
 
Zeynep Küçükceran, "Limits of Modernization: The Case of Education in the Salonican Countryside";
Commentator Juri Bottura
 
Yasemin Başaran, "Medicinal Leech: A case Study of Medical Transformation in the Ottoman Empire",
Commentator Mneesha Gellman
 
Session 3
Discussion: Meltem Toksöz, Yücel Terzibaşoğlu
 
Nilay Özlü, "Response to and Reflection of Modernization: Transformation of the Topkapı Palace";
Commentator Sam Kling
 
Sam Kling, “Making a Modern City to Order: The Failure of Physical Planning and the Rise of Welfare Capitalism in Gary, 1906-1919.”
Commentator Nilay Özlü
 
General discussion, Sarah Maza, Joel Mokyr, Ken Alder, Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch
 
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Sarah Maza, "Anatomy of a Scandal: Violette Nozière, Paris 1933"
Rectorate Conference Hall
 
 

GRADUATE WORKSHOP

Carol Gluck
Research and Method in History
Friday, April 5, 2013, 10:00, Cultural Heritage Museum