Mediterranean Empires – Spring 2011

Spring 2011 Mediterranean Studies MRP Workshop: Mediterranean Empires

Friday, 8 April • UC Davis


10:30-11:00 AM Coffee

11:00-11:30 AM Introductions

11:30 AM-12:45 PM Emily Albu (Associate Professor of Classics, UC Davis)
“Mediterranean Lands and the Peutinger Map”

12:45-2:00 PM Lunch

2:00-3:15 PM Jessica Ambler (Ph.D. Candidate, History of Art and Architecture, UC Santa Barbara)
“The City Represented: Colonia Concordia Iulia Karthago and Roman Remembering”

3:15-3:30 PM Coffee Break

3:30-4:45 PM E. Cihan Yüksel Muslu (Assistant Professor, Historical Studies, University of Texas at Dallas)
“Legacies of Exchange and Conflict: The Letter of a Prisoner”

4:45-5:00 PM Coffee Break

5:00-6:15 PM Keynote Speaker: Cornell Fleischer (Kanuni Suleyman Professor of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies at the University of Chicago)
“The New Language of Empire in the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean”

6:15-6:45 PM Concluding Discussion

6:45 PM Reception


Spring 2011 Western Ottomanists’ Workshop

Saturday, 9 April • 2203 Social Sciences & Humanities Building, UC Davis


8:30-8:45 AM Coffee

8:45-9:00 AM Introductions and Welcome
Baki Tezcan, Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies, UC Davis

9:00-10:30 AM Late Ottoman History
Chair: Speros Vryonis, Jr., Professor Emeritus of History, UCLA

Paula Daccarett, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, UC Santa Cruz
“Exploring Jewish Time in Late Ottoman Salonica”
Commentator: Susan Miller, Associate Professor of History, UC Davis

Melanie Tanielian, Ph.D. candidate in History, UC Berkeley
“Feeding the City: The Beirut Municipality and the Provisioning of Civilians During World War I”
Commentator: Keith Watenpaugh, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, UC Davis

10:30-11:00 AM Coffee Break

11:00 AM-12:30 PM Ottoman Turkish Literature
Chair: Heghnar Watenpaugh, Associate Professor of Art History, UC Davis

Selim Kuru, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington
“Making of an Anatolian Literature in Turkish? Anthologizing Literary Life Stories and Works and Editing Persian Classica in the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Empire”
Commentator: Ali Anooshahr, Assistant Professor of History, UC Davis

Sevim Kebeli, Ph.D. candidate in Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Washington
“Topologies of Orientalism: Early Turkish Novels through Tanpinar’s Lenses”
Commentator: Pelin Başçı, Associate Professor of Turkish Studies, Portland State University

12:30-2:00 PM Lunch

2:00-3:30 PM Historiography and Empire
Chair: Cornell Fleischer, Kanuni Süleyman Professor of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies, University of Chicago

Murat Dağlı, Ph.D. candidate in History, UC Berkeley
“A Critique of Pragmatism in Ottoman Historiography”
Commentator: Gabriel Piterberg, Professor of History, UCLA

Linda Darling, Associate Professor of History, University of Arizona
“Some Thoughts on Elite Turnover in the Ottoman Empire”
Commentator: John Curry, Associate Professor of History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

3:30-4:00 PM Coffee Break

4:00-5:30 PM Rebellions
Chair: James Grehan, Associate Professor of History, Portland State University

Heather Ferguson, Lecturer in History, Stanford University
“Rebellion, Reproduction, and the Circle of Justice: The Sayfa’ and the Governorship of Trablus ash-Sham, 1590-1611”
Commentator: Nora Barakat, Graduate student of History, UC Berkeley

Fariba Zarinebaf, Associate Professor of History, UC Riverside
“Empire Unravels: Urban Upheavals in Istanbul in the Eighteenth Century”
Commentator: Hasan Kayalı, Associate Professor of History, UC San Diego

5:30 – Concluding Discussion

Sponsored by the UC Multicampus Research Program in Mediterranean Studies, UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and UC Davis Religious Studies Program.

With additional contributions from UC Davis Humanities Institute, Department of History, and programs in Art History, Jewish Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Middle East/South Asia Studies.