Ottoman Topologies - Spatial Experience in an Early Modern Empire and Beyond

Ottoman Topologies - Spatial Experience in an Early Modern Empire and Beyond, Stanford University, May 16–17, 2014

The conference brings together scholars of Ottoman history who have been working on space-related themes in dialogue with the spatial turn in social sciences and humanities. The papers discuss how men and women in the Ottoman world imagined, experienced, built, mapped, and administered space in early modern times and how we can understand these imaginers, movers, builders, geographers, and administrators. The conference includes a panel that considers new possibilities of digital technology in space-related historical studies.


The Politics of Space in Ottoman Historiography: Sacralization, Contestation, and Mulberries in the Middle
Cemal Kafadar, Harvard University

Imagining Space
Sufi Paths and the Spatial Turn
Ahmet Karamustafa, University of Maryland
Landscape and the Subjective Experience of Place in Mediaeval Anatolia
Nicolas Trépanier, University of Mississippi
How Big Was the Ottoman Empire in the 17th Century? Placing Ethnicity, Language and the State in an Armeno-Ottoman Manuscript from Kaffa (Feodopolis)
Rachel Goshgarian, Lafayette College
Poetic Cartographies, Urban Anxieties: Lâmi‘i Chelebi’s ‘Bursa Shehrengizi’ Redux
Selim Kuru, University of Washington
Perception of Space in the Early Modern Ottoman World: “Vatan” and “Diyar-ı Aher” within the Triangular Context of “Memalik-i Mahruse”, “Diyar-ı Acem” and “Frengistan”
Özer Ergenç, Bilkent University

Mapping Space
Rendering Ptolemy’s Geography from Greek into Arabic at the Court of Mehmet the Conqueror: Ancient Toponyms
Maria Mavroudi, University of California, Berkeley
Ottomans Mediating Islamic Cartographic Space
Karen Pinto, Gettysburg College
Time, Space, and Politics in Ottoman Maps
Gottfried Hagen, University of Michigan
The Ottoman Enlightenment: 'Geography' and Politics in the Long Eighteenth Century
Pinar Emiralioğlu, University of Pittsburg

Building Space
All Quiet on the Eastern Frontier? Early Ottoman Architecture and Its Contemporaries in Eastern Anatolia
Patricia Blessing, Stanford University
Land Reclamation and Expansion of Agricultural Production in Ottoman Istanbul and Mamluk Cairo at the End of the  Fifteenth and Beginning of the Sixteenth Century
Aleksandar Sopov, Harvard University
City and Landscape in the Ottoman Empire: Experiencing Architecture, Narrating Space in Aleppo
Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh, University of California, Davis
In and Out of Place: The Everyday Spaces of Istanbul’s Migrants, 1720–1840
Shirine Hamadeh, Rice University

Experiencing Space
An Ottoman Humanist on the Long Road to Egypt: Space, Time and Belonging in Salih Celalzade’s Tarih-i Misr al-Cedid
Giancarlo Casale, University of Minnesota
The Well-Mannered Domains: Adab and the Road to a Pan-Ottoman Sociability
Helen Pfeifer, Princeton University
Ottoman Horses on the Move - A Window into Ottoman-Mughal Relations
Elizabeth Lambourn, De Montfort University
Qazvin to Istanbul: The Journey of a Safavid Prince through Imperial Eyes
Sinem Arcak Casale, University of Minnesota
Ottoman Iceland
Alan Mikhail, Yale University

Administering Space
Dividing the Empire to Rule: Juridical Space in the Early Modern Ottoman Legal Discourse and Practice
Himmet Taşkömür, Harvard University
Ottoman Space, Empire, and International Law
Will Smiley, Yale University
Insularity and Empire: The Production of Space in Ottoman Cyprus
Antonis Hadjikyriacou, Princeton University
Money and Empire in the Sixteenth Century, The Spatial Dimension
Şevket Pamuk, Boğaziçi University

Digitizing Space
The Hinterland of Sinop in the Context of Black Sea Empires: A Comparative Perspective
Owen Doonan, California State University, Northridge
Tracking the Movements of Masses throughout Ottoman Space: The Views from Non-narrative Documents and Their Value for Spatial History
Victor Ostapchuk, University of Toronto
Where IS Edirne? Situating an Ottoman City in the Time-Space Continuum
Amy Singer, Tel Aviv University
Mapping Ottoman Inscriptions
Hakan Karateke, University of Chicago

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Posted on May 7, 2014 in Conferences & Symposia



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