The Late Ottoman Empire: A Discussion of History and Historiography

When and Where

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
BF 200B
Bancroft Building (4 Bancroft Avenue, Toronto)


Seminar in Ottoman and Turkish Studies invites you to a symposium featuring University of Toronto graduate students "The Late Ottoman Empire: A Discussion of History and Historiography".

Chair: Dr. Milena Methodieva (Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations)

Panel I – Governance, Society, and Intellectual Debates (1 pm – 2:30 pm)

Timothy Boudoumit
An Organic Reform: The Place of the Mutasarifiyya of Lebanon in Ottoman, Arab, and Lebanonist Historiographies

Negar Banisafar
The Representation of Women in the Ottoman Public Sphere

Baek Kyong Jo
Reproduction, Hygiene, and Sexuality: Women and the Late Ottoman Politics of Medicine

Isabelle Avakumovic-Pointon
Scholarly Spolia: Gathering the Building Blocks for a History of Disability in the Late Ottoman Empire

Utku Can Akın
How Not to Contextualize Materialism in Ottoman Historiography

Coffee Break (2:30 pm – 3 pm)

Panel II – Contestation, Upheaval, and Violence (3 pm – 5 pm)

Olivia Pape
Socialist and Labour Movements in the Late Ottoman Empire

Benjamin Marshall

Michael Shirley
Rebellion in the Mountains and the Sand: Tracing Non-State Political Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire

Matthew Da Silva
The Treatment of Greek, Assyrian, and Other Christian Groups in the Ottoman Empire

Arman Ghaloosian
Violence Against Ottoman Armenians Prior to the Events of the Armenian Genocide

Isaure Vorstman
The Breakdown of Empire in Eastern Anatolia: Contextual Considerations in the Study of the Armenian Genocide

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* See the event poster: PDF iconGraduate UofT SOTS 04.19.2023.pdf

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and the Department of History.