“Strolling through Istanbul in 1918. The war memories of the German private Georg Steinbach” is now available Open Access on MENAdoc. The book was published by the Orient-Institut Istanbul and sponsored by the Max Weber Stiftung.
Book cover: Strolling Through Istanbul in 1918
It is written from the unusual perspective of a young man of a foreign army, who documents his perceptions of the everyday life in the alien metropolis.
Ruben Gallé edited the diaries and letters of his great-grandfather. It is a unique personal testimony about Istanbul in the last year of the war.
The Research Group “Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities” is hosting a ‘Workshop on Religion and Nationalism’ from 14-15 December 2017. This workshop is open to all who explore the relation between nationalism and religion in the modern world from the nineteenth century to the present. All presentations are public and listeners are welcome!
You can find the full programme here.
The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures is hosting a workshop on ‘Rulers as Authors in the Islamic world. Knowledge, authority and legitimacy‘ from 18-19 December 2017. You can find the full programme here.
The Institute for Oriental Studies at the University of Vienna is hosting a lecture series on ‘Ottoman Crossings / Osmanische Schnittstellen‘ from 8 November – 13 December 2017. The lectures will be convened by Prof. Dr. David Selim Sayers and incorporate guest lectures by international scholars.
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In cooperation with the Orient Institute Istanbul, the title ‘Teali-i Vatan Osmanlı Hanımlar Cemiyeti : tarih-i tesisi 4 kanun-ı evvel 325‘, originally published in Saloniki 1909, has been digitised and is now available Open Access on MENAdoc. It is the statute of a women’s association in the Ottoman Empire.
The Second International Conference on Levantines in Istanbul titled ‘Levantines as pioneers of Modernization in Industry and Trade in the Ottoman Empire‘ will take place from 20-22 October 2017 statt. The Call for Papers is open until 31 August 2017. You can find the full Call for Papers here.
The Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin is hosting an ‘International Symposium on Heinrich Friedrich von Diez‘ from 7-8 September 2017. Registration is possible until 31 August 2017. You can find the full programme here.
The Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg is holding a conference on ‘Material Culture Methods in the Middle Islamic Periods‘ from 8-10 December 2017. The Call for Papers is open until 8 September 2017. You can find the full Call for Papers here.
The Call for Papers for the ‘Session SS24. Spectacle, Entertainment, and Recreation in the Modernizing Ottoman Empire ( from18th until early 20th century)’ at EAUH 2018 Conference is open until 5 October 2017.
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The German Historical Institute Paris is hosting a workshop on ‘Politics and Sociability in a Transcultural Context: The Diplomatic Milieu in Istanbul during the Long Eighteenth Century‘ on 17 November 2017. The Call for Papers is open until 14 July 2017.
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