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Prof. Edhem Eldem  (Boğaziçi University and Collège de France)

Ottoman and Turkish studies in 2023: The Good, the Bad, and the (Un)Likely 

with an introduction by Markus Ritter, History of Islamic Art, University of Vienna 

Edhem Eldem is a professor in the Department of History at Boğaziçi University and holds the International Chair of Turkish and Ottoman History at the Collège de France. He has taught as a visiting professor at Berkeley, Harvard, Columbia, the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, the École pratique des hautes études and the École normale supérieure. His research interests include the Levantine trade, the history of the Imperial Ottoman Bank, Ottoman funerary epigraphy, the history of archaeology and photography in the Ottoman Empire, the socio-economic transformations of Istanbul at the turn of the twentieth century, biographies at the end of the Empire, and the dynamics of Westernization and Orientalism.

Selected Publications: French Trade in Istanbul in the Eighteenth Century (1999); A History of the Ottoman Bank (1999); (with Daniel Goffman and Bruce Masters) The Ottoman City between East and West: Aleppo, Izmir and Istanbul (1999); Pride and Privilege: A History of Ottoman Orders, Medals and Decorations (2004); Death in Istanbul: Death and its Rituals in Ottoman-Islamic Culture (2005), La Méditerranée turque (2000, with Feride Çiçekoğlu); L'épitaphe ottomane musulmane XVIe-XXe siècles (2007, with Nicolas Vatin); Un Orient de consommation (Istanbul, 2010); Un Ottoman en Orient. Osman Hamdi Bey in Iraq, 1869-1871 (2010); Osman Hamdi Bey and Osgan Efendi's Journey to Nemrud Dağı (2010); (As editor, with Zeynep Çelik), Camera Ottomana. Photography and Modernity in the Ottoman Empire, 1870-1914 (2015); Osman Hamdi Bey: İzlenimler, 1869-1885 (2016); (As editor, with Houssine Alloul and Henk de Smaele), To Kill a Sultan. A Transnational. History of the Attempt on Abdülhamid II (1905) (2018); L’Empire ottoman et la Turquie face à l’Occident (2018); (As editor, with Sophia Laiou), Istanbul and the Black Sea Coast. Shipping and Trade (2018); Mitler, Gerçekler ve Yöntem. Osmanlı Tarihinde Aklıma Takılanlar (2018); V. Murad’ın Oğlu Selahaddin Efendi’nin Evrak ve Yazıları, I, V. Murad ile Cléanthi Scalieri (2019); L’Alhambra. À la croisée des histoires (2021).

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Turkologentag 2023 - Programme

The Fourth European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies

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The Fourth European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies
is organised by the Chair of Ottoman and Turkish Studies of the University of Vienna

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Panel proposals can be submitted until December 15, 2022, abstracts can be submitted until December 31, 2022. For further information click here

Students papers: At Turkologentag 2023, there will also be a limited number of paper slots especially reserved for presentations by undergraduate (BA/Lisans) and graduate (MA/Yüksek Lisans) students. The deadline for abstract submissions for students’ papers is March 31, 2023. Please clearly indicate “Students’ paper” in the abstract field.  

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The 29th International Congress of DAVO will take place in cooperation with the “Turkologentag 2023 – Fourth European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies“ in the University of Vienna on 21-23 September 2023

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