Ottoman and Turkish Studies

  • Founded
    1974
  • Seminar Number
    551

From its inception, this seminar adopted an interdisciplinary approach to Turkic studies, and its members represent many fields. At the same time, their interests span more than twelve centuries. In most years, the program covers a selection of topics reflecting current research of members. Special anniversaries such as the Atatürk centennial (1981–1982), the sixtieth anniversary of the Turkish Republic (1983–1984), and the traveling exhibition, The Age of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent (1987–1988), however, have provided themes around which all papers or a series of papers have been centered. Discussion on papers presented—no matter what their topic—has shown that dialogue between, for example, political scientist and art historian, medievalist and modernist, can be both stimulating and productive.


Co-Chairs
Professor Leyla Amzi-Erdogdular
la2142@columbia.edu

A. Tunc Sen
ats2171@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Dotan Halevy
dh2765@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

09/28/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
2:00 PM
Ottoman Rome: Apocalyptic Prophecies in the Mediterranean (1570-1580)
Mayte Green-Mercado, Rutgers University-Newark
Abstract




10/26/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
2:00 PM
What Istanbul Can Tell Us about Seventeenth-Century Science
B. Harun Küçük, University of Pennsylvania
Abstract




11/30/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
2:00 PM
Inhabiting the Ottoman Insane Asylum: Modeling in Digital History
Burçak Özlüdil, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Abstract




12/07/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
2:00 PM
Slavery, International Law, and Ottoman-Russian Conflict
Will Smiley, University of New Hampshire
Abstract




02/08/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
2:00 PM
The Construction of Modernization Theory in Cold War Turkey
Begüm Adalet, Cornell University
Abstract




03/01/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
2:00 PM
Ottoman Sunnism, Safavid Shiism, and the Border Formation in between
Ayşe Baltacıoğlu-Brammer, New York University
Abstract




04/12/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
2:00 PM
Abd al-Rahman al-Bistami (1380-1454) and the Origins of Ottoman Historical Consciousness
Cornell H. Fleischer, University of Chicago
Abstract




Notes: This event is co-sponsored by the Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies.
04/26/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
2:00 PM
Whose Modernity? Whose Imperial Order? Jerusalem between the Late Ottoman Empire and the Early British Mandate
Zeynep Çelik, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University-Newark
Abstract