Kategorie: Osmanisches Reich

Tracks of Change: Labor, Nature, and the Izmir-Aydın Railroad

By Onur İnal. On an October afternoon in 1857, a great crowd gathered at the Caravan Bridge in Izmir to witness an historic moment. Mustafa Pasha, the Governor of Izmir, the müftü, or chief jurist, of Izmir, the Greek and Armenian bishops, the chief rabbi of the Jews, Izmir-Aydın railway company officials, and elegantly dressed men and women were all at present.

A German-Ottoman Scramble for Objects in ar-Raqqa. Antiquities Trade, Archaeological Looting and Museum Rivalry in the Late Ottoman Empire

23 APRIL 2021 | Author: Sebastian Willert “Since I arrived at Halep [Aleppo] I have been seeing valuable antiquities in many houses. Telegrams I receive from Raqqa indicate that antiquity smuggling is pervasive.” In his telegram of 24 October 1910, Hüseyin Kâzım Kadrî (1870–1934) reported on the treatment of antique objects and ancient remains in the region which constituted Halep Vilâyeti (Vilâyet Aleppo).

Fighting under the same banner: Memories from the Ottoman theater of the Great War

26 March 2021 | Authors: Richard Wittmann & Yaşar Tolga CoraWhat did it mean to individuals of different ethnic and religious backgrounds to participate in World War I under the Ottoman crescent and star banner? Focusing on a wide array of autobiographical sources including memoirs, letters, diaries, and non-textual forms of life narrative left by the multi-ethnic and multilingual Ottoman soldiers and civilians who aided the war effort, we organized the conference “Fighting Under the Same Banner: Memories from the Ottoman Theater of the Great War” (Istanbul, September 6-8, 2019).

Port Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean

By Malte Fuhrmann. Port city studies have developed many radical reinterpretations of the Middle East or Southeast Europe, but these have made little inroads into the mainstream. With my book, I aim to rise to that challenge by readdressing an issue of classic political and social history of the nineteenth century – that is, the issue of Europeanization.

Infrastructures and Society in (Post-)Ottoman Geographies: Call for Contributions to the Series

We invite contributions to discuss and investigate how infrastructures shape and affect power relations and daily life; how they produce or organize inequalities, discrimination, or differentiated access to public goods and services; and how they may become part of state violence, or resistance, in Ottoman and post-Ottoman geographies.

Melissa Bilal: Stimmen von armenischen Kriegsgefangenen in deutschen Lagern während des Ersten Weltkrieges

16. Oktober 2020 | Autor: Martin Greve. Es muss eine eigenartige Situation gewesen sein: Mitten im Ersten Weltkrieg, gefangen von den Deutschen, in ein Lager verschleppt, irgendwo im fernen Deutschland; und dann erscheinen plötzlich diese deutschen Professoren und stellen einen Kasten mit einer Art Hörrohr vor den Männern auf.

Auf den Spuren einer vergleichenden türkisch-griechischen Literaturgeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit und des 20. Jahrhunderts

28. August 2020 | Autor: Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis Dass die Angehörigen beider Nationen mehr gemein haben als die Gerichte auf dem Esstisch oder das Set von alltäglich-folkloristischen Gewohnheiten für den Anekdotenschatz, ist einer weiteren Öffentlichkeit immer noch unbekannt; auch der wissenschaftlichen.

Meraklı Bir Sultanın Portresi: II. Abdülhamid’in Tablo Koleksiyonu

7 AĞUSTOS 2020 | Yazar: Merve KöksalII. Abdülhamid’in halife olması sebebiyle portresini yaptırmadığı, fotoğraflarının çekilmesine izin vermediği ve bu konuda katı tedbirler aldığı yaygın bilgilerdir. Nitekim onun portresini on iki yıllık hizmetinin ardından yapabilen saray ressamı Fausto Zonaro da bu durumu teyit eder.

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