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4th Annual Mid-Atlantic Ottomanist Workshop

October 27, 2023 · 1:00 pmOctober 28, 2023 · 6:00 pm · 211 Dickinson Hall or Zoom

Center for Collaborative History
Piri Reis (Turkish, 1465-1555). 'Leaf from Book on Navigation,' 17th-18th century. ink, paint, and gold on paper. Walters Art Museum (W.658.62A): Acquired by Henry Walters.

This workshop will provide an opportunity for scholars of Ottoman studies to gather, discuss their research, and receive substantive feedback. This initiative aims to bring together scholars of all stages based in the mid-Atlantic region who are working to advance the study of the Ottoman Empire as well as its interactions with the wider world from the 15th century through the early 20th century.

The theme of the 2023 workshop will be “Networks and Networking in the Ottoman Empire”. From Sufi-guild networks in early-modern Istanbul, to the army-civilian networks forged by the Committee of Union and Progress in the early twentieth century, a dense matrix of relations and interactions linked the Ottoman state to its subjects, mediated between different sections of society, and connected the Ottoman world with people, ideas, and commodities from other geographic regions. This workshop will seek to understand how social, cultural/cross-cultural, diplomatic, entrepreneurial, and geo-spatial networks, influenced the course of Ottoman history.

Sponsored by: Center for Collaborative History | Humanities Council | Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies | M. Münir Ertegün Foundation for Turkish Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Studies

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