Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

You are cordially invited to the University of Washington’s first Turkish and Ottoman Studies Graduate Student Conference on April 15th and 16th, 2010. The objective of this conference is promote international, scholarly cooperation among scholars and students working in the field of Turkish and Ottoman studies. The program features outstanding scholarship by an international group of graduate students, as well as keynote addresses by Karen Barkey (Columbia University) and Nurhan Atasoy(Turkish Cultural Foundation.)

Sponsored by:

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Near and Middle East Studies
Middle East Center
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
Department of Political Science
Simpson Center for the Humanities
Graduate Professional Student Senate at UW
Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey
Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington
Turkish Studies Association
Turkish Cultural Foundation
Turkish Studies Student Association at the University of Washington

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Conference Schedule

Turkish and Ottoman Studies Graduate Student Conference

(April 15th and 16th 2010)
University of Washington
Seattle Campus

Reception and Keynote Address:
Thursday, April 15th - Kane Hall 225 (The Walker-Ames Room)

Opening Remarks
Reşat Kasaba
University of Washington

Keynote Address (7 pm)
Karen Barkey, Columbia University
"Ottoman Religious Diversity: What do we know? What should be our next questions?"

Introduction by Daniel Chirot, University of Washington

Reception (8 pm - 9 pm)

Conference Schedule:

Friday, April 16th – Kane Hall, the Walker-Ames Room
9 am - 5 pm

Panel 1: The Quill and the Quip (9 am)

Chair: Walter Andrews, University of Washington

Banu Kangal, California State University, Los Angeles. “The Last Man: Chronicles of Orientalism”

Veli N. Yashin, Columbia University. "Stuttering: On the Institution of Turkish Literary Studies"

Mehmet Fatih Uslu, Bilkent University. “Reading the Modern Literatures of Ottoman Armenians and Turks Together: Conflicts and Conciliations”

Coffee Break (10.15-10.30 am)

Panel 2: Conceptualizing Urban Space (10.30 am)

Chair: Turan Kayaoğlu University of Washington

Burcak Özlüdil Altın; Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Joint Ph.D. Program). “Building Sanity: Mental Institutions in Istanbul, 1870-1927”

Nilay Kayaalp, Bosphorus University. “Republican Response to Ottoman Cosmopolitanism: Evaluation of Levantine Architecture by Nationalist Architects: The Case of Alexandre Vallaury”

Jessica Boll, University of Wisconsin. “Home, Hasret and Hüzün: Shifting Identities in the Cosmopolitan Context of (Early) Modern Istanbul”

Muzaffer Özgüleş, Istanbul Technical University. “Architectural Reading of the Imperial Vision and Desire of Mehmed II: The Need for a New Palace”

Lunch Break (12.15-1.30 pm)

Lunch Talk:

Nurhan Atasoy, the Turkish Cultural Foundation

Made possible through the support of Turkish Cultural Foundation

Introduction by Selim S. Kuru, University of Washington

Panel 3: Refashioning the Individual, State and Society (1.30 pm)

Chair: Selim S. Kuru, University of Washington

Faika Çelik, McGill University. “Civilizing Mission” in the Late Ottoman Discourse: A case study of Muallim Saadi’s Layiha on Gypsies”

Ekin Enacar, University of Chicago. “Citizenship Education in the Ottoman Empire during the Young Turk Era (1909-1918)”

David Mason, McGill University. “Teaching Skepticism to Children: Samancıgil’s Detective Hero Hızır Kaplan”

Esra Taşdelen, University of Chicago. “Dressing the Ottoman Lady: Fashion and Women's Rights in the Ottoman Journal ‘Mahasin’ ”

Coffee Break (3.15-3.30)

Panel 4: Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion (3.30 pm)

Chair: Reşat Kasaba, University of Washington

Berke Torunoğlu, University of Wisconsin. “Murder in Salonika, 1876: A Tale of Apostasy Turned into an International Crisis”

Joakim Parslow, University of Washington. “A State of Exceptions: Negotiating Military Court Jurisdiction in Turkey”

Zeynep Aydoğan, San Francisco State University. “Symbolics Politics of the Kurdish Democratic Opening”

Film Screening, Kane 220 (7 pm)