long weekend on Mediterranean & Ottoman Studies

By

The Mediterranean Seminar — A UC Multi-campus Research Project (MRP)
presents

Trade & Exchange

The Winter Workshop of the UC MRP in Mediterranean Studies
Friday, January 30, 2015

&

Western Ottomanists’ Workshop (WOW) – 2015 Annual Meeting
Saturday-Sunday, January 31-February 1, 2015

Cosponsored by UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies & UC Davis Art History, History, Jewish Studies, Middle East/South Asia Studies, Religious Studies, the Turkey Studies Research Cluster of the Davis Humanities Institute, and the Kızıloğlu Family.

preceded by
Biography of an Empire: Governing Ottomans in an Age of Revolution
A book talk by Christine Philliou (Associate Professor of History, Columbia University)
on Thursday, January 29, 2015, sponsored by Sacramento State Hellenic Studies Program

and featuring
Molly Greene
(Professor of History and Hellenic Studies, Princeton University)
Where are the Ottomans in Mediterranean History?
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sacramento State Hellenic Studies Program
presents

Biography of an Empire: Governing Ottomans in an Age of Revolution

A book talk by Christine Philliou (Associate Professor of History, Columbia University)

7 PM @ The Tsakopoulos Collection (Petris Room, Sacramento State Library Building, 3023)

Funded by the Tsakopoulos Foundation; for more information, please contact Dr. Katerina Lagos at klagos.

Friday, January 30, 2015 @ The Andrews Conference Room, UC Davis

UC MRP in Mediterranean Studies Winter Workshop: Trade & Exchange

9:30-10:00 Registration and Coffee

10:00-10:30 Introduction – Brian Catlos and Sharon Kinoshita
Co-directors, UC Mediterranean Studies Multi-campus Research Project

10:30-11:45 Fariba Zarinebaf (Associate Professor of History, and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, UC Riverside)
Ottoman-European Commercial Encounters in Early Modern Galata
• Comment by Cornel Zwierlein (Professor of Early Modern and Environmental History, Ruhr-Universität Bochum [Germany]; Visiting Fellow, Harvard University), followed by General Discussion

11:45-1:00 Lunch (provided for pre-registered participants only)

1:00-2:15 Nir Shafir (Graduate student in History, UCLA)
Damascus as Pilgrimage Center:
Saints, Shrines, and the Hajj between ʿArab and Rūm in the Seventeenth Century
• Comment by Joshua M. White (Assistant Professor of History, University of Virginia), followed by General Discussion

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:45 Daniel Vitkus (Professor of Literature, UC San Diego)
Cross-Cultural Trade, the Early Corporation, and the English Theater:
Staging the Origins of Capitalism in the Early Modern Mediterranean
• Comment by Zahit Atçıl, Scholar-in-Residence, Newberry Library, followed by General Discussion

3:45-4:15 Break and Refreshments

4:15-5:15 Keynote: Molly Greene (Professor of History, Princeton University)
Where are the Ottomans in Mediterranean History?

5:15-5:30 Conclusions

5:30-6:15 Reception

Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ The Andrews Conference Room, UC Davis

WOW

8:30-8:50 Coffee

8:50-9:00 Acknowledgements and Introduction on WOW

9:00-10:30 Panel I – Ottomans in the Mediterranean
Chair: Susan Miller (Professor of History, UC Davis)

John Curry (Associate Professor of History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Was the Nasuhi Sufi Order Founded by a Pirate? The Curious Intersection of Mezamorta
Hüseyin Paşa and Muhammad Nasuhi
Commentator: Linda Darling (Professor of History, University of Arizona)

Cornel Zwierlein (Professor of Early Modern and Environmental History, Ruhr-Universität Bochum [Germany]; Visiting Fellow, Harvard University)
Parallel societies? European (non)knowledge about the Levant in the Levant
Commentator: Baki Tezcan (Associate Professor of History, and Religious Studies, UC Davis)

10:30-10:45 Break

10-45-12:15 Panel II – Midhat Pasha in Baghdad
Chair: Linda Darling (Professor of History, University of Arizona)

Lydia Harrington (Graduate student in History of Art and Architecture, Boston University)
Conflict shaping the cityscape: Baghdad and the tenure of Midhat Pasha, 1869-1872
Commentator: Diana Davis (Associate Professor of History, UC Davis)

Orçun Can Okan (Graduate student in History, Columbia University)
Politics of Remembering Midhat Pasha: Post-Ottoman Contexts of a Contested Memory in Turkey and the Arab East
Commentator: Quinn Javers (Assistant Professor of History, UC Davis)

12:15-1:15 Lunch (provided for pre-registered participants only)

1:15-2:45 Panel III – Jewish-Ottoman lives
Chair: Heghnar Watenpaugh (Associate Professor of Art History, UC Davis)

Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano (Graduate student in Ottoman Studies, University of Washington)
Songs of War and Friendship: The Poems of Yehuda Leon Behar and the Balkan Wars
Commentator: Carlee Arnett (Associate Professor of German, UC Davis)

Judith Rood (Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies, Biola University)
The Expansion of the Commercial Rights of Ashkenazi Jews in Ottoman Jerusalem During the Muhammad ‘Ali Era
Commentator: Susan Miller (Professor of History, UC Davis)

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:30 Panel IV – From Bursa to Paris
Chair: John Curry (Associate Professor of History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Patricia Blessing (Lecturer in Art and Art History, Stanford University)
Turquoise and Gold, White and Blue: The Tile Decoration of the Yeşil Complex in Bursa, Turkey between Anatolia and East Asia
Commentator: Heghnar Watenpaugh (Associate Professor of Art History, UC Davis)

Anna Wood (Graduate student in History, Columbia University)
(Dis)Orienting Paris: Remapping the French Capital via Ottoman Opposition Movements, 1880-1918
Commentator: Sally McKee (Professor of History, UC Davis)

4:30-4:45 Break

4:45-6:15 Panel V – Late Ottoman Period
Chair: Christine Philliou (Associate Professor of History, Columbia University)

Hakeem Naim (Graduate student in History, UC Davis)
Afghanistan’s Young Turks: Ittihad-i Islam, Colonial Modernization, and the Rise of Islamic Nationalism in Afghanistan
Commentator: Nina Farnia (Graduate student in History, UC Davis)

Zeynep Seviner (Graduate student in Ottoman Studies, University of Washington)
The New Rules of Art: Hamidian Publishing Scene and the Publication of Mai ve Siyah
Commentator: Ian Campbell (Assistant Professor of History, UC Davis)

Sunday, February 1, 2015 @ The Andrews Conference Room, UC Davis

8:30-8:45 Coffee

8:45-10:15 Panel VI – Christian Ottoman Lives
Chair: Selim Kuru (Associate Professor of Ottoman Literature, University of
Washington)

Mary Momdjian (Graduate student in History, UCLA)
A success story: the role of the Ghatouz Cubbe family in the implementation of the Avrupa Tüccarı Imperial program in the early modern period
Commentator: Ali Anooshahr (Associate Professor of History, UC Davis)

Seçil Uluışık (Graduate student in History, University of Arizona)
Multi-tiered Elite Networks and Çorbacıs as Non-Muslim Local Power Holders in Ottoman Balkans during the mid-19th Century
Commentator: Christine Philliou (Associate Professor of History, Columbia University)

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-10:45 Panel VII – Education and Science
Chair: Ali Anooshahr (Associate Professor of History, UC Davis)

Irfana Hashmi (Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Whittier College)
From Mamluk to Ottoman: The Evolution of al-Azhar Mosque-School
Commentator: Mairaj Syed (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, UC Davis)

Muhammed Şen (Graduate student in History, UC Davis)
The Changing Nature of the Ottoman Scientific Mentality
Commentator: Selim Kuru (Associate Professor of Ottoman Literature, University of Washington)


Baki Tezcan
Associate Professor of History, and Religious Studies
Director, Middle East/South Asia Studies Program

mediterranean_ottoman_long_weekend_booklet.pdf
christine philliou.pdf