Strolling Through Istanbul in 1918

“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

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.

Workshop on Nationalism and Religion

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.

3rd European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman & Turkish Studies

GTOT e.V. (Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies) invites scholars from all over the world working in the fields of history, linguistics, philology, literary studies, social sciences, anthropology, and political sciences on Turkey and the Turkic World to participate in the third European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (Turkologentag 2018). All applications are due February 15, 2018. For more detailed information, please visit the website.

Islam in the “Age of Confessionalization”

The talk aims to investigate the impact of confessional polarization among Muslims
living in the early modern Ottoman Empire (and beyond) on the emergence of
new conceptual distinctions in the discourses of piety, morality and governance
articulated by Ottoman Muslims 1540-1720. The lecture will take place on November 28, 2017. The program can be found here.