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Western Ottomanists’ Workshop (WOW) Fall 2022
UCLA will be hosting the Western Ottomanists’ Workshop (WOW) hybrid, both in person and online. Organized by CMRS-CEGS faculty member Choon Hwee Koh (UCLA, History) and hosted by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.
Friday, November 18
10383 Bunche Hall (10th floor) & Zoom
2pm Opening Speech – James Gelvin (UCLA)
2:30-3:30pm Panel 1: Nineteenth Century Ottoman Identities Beyond the Millet System
Presenter Bedros Torosian (UCI), Discussant: Sebouh Aslanian (UCLA); Presenter: Hilal Tümer (UCB), Discussant: Isacar Bolaños (CSULB)
3:45-5:15pm Panel 2: Ottoman Legal and Administrative Structures
Presenter: Ismail Noyan (Simon Fraser University), Discussant: Jun Akiba (University of Tokyo); Presenter: Madonna Aoun Ghazal (UCLA), Discussant: Samy Ayoub (UT Austin); Presenter: Daniel Ohanian (UCLA), Discussant: Christine Philliou (UCB)
5:30-6:45pm Workshop on Publishing and Professionalization – Heather Ferguson (Claremont McKenna, JOTSA)
Saturday, November 19
Royce 314 & Zoom
8:30-10:10am Panel 3: Ottoman Language, Literature, and Carnivals
Presenter: Jennifer Manoukian (UCLA), Discussant: Nir Shafir (UCSD); Presenter: İpek Şahinler (U Texas at Austin), Discussant: Selim Kuru (UW); Presenter: Nora Bairamian (UCLA), Discussant: Dzovinar Derderian (UCB); Presenter: Naz Vardar (Simon Fraser University), Discussant: Ceyhun Arslan (Koç University)
10:30am-12:10pm Panel 4: Vampires, Converts, and Financiers in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire
Presenter: Zehra Ilhan (UCD), Discussant: Adam Sabra (UCSB); Presenter: Christopher Whitehead (OSU), Discussant: Linda Darling (University of Arizona), Presenter: Elyakim Engelmann-Suissa (UW), Discussant: Jacob Max Daniels (Stanford University), Presenter: Hüseyin Göcen (UCD), Discussant: James Grehan (PSU)
12:10-1:10pm Lunch Break
1:15-2:15pmLunchtime Roundtable on Manuscripts in SoCal
Ali Anooshahr (UCD), Gwendolyn Collaço (LACMA), Sohaib Baig (UCLA Libraries), Luke Yarbrough (UCLA, NELC)
2:30-4pm Panel 5: Race and Capitalism in the Ottoman Empire: Sephardic Jews, Afro-Turks, Greek-Turkish Population Exchange
Presenter: Rachel Smith (UCLA), Discussant: Reşat Kasaba (UW); Presenter: Oluwamayowa (Bam) Willoughby (Cornell), Discussant: Baki Tezcan (UCD); Presenter: Herman Adney (UCLA), Discussant: Nora Barakat (Stanford University)
4:05-5:30 Keynote Panel
Christine Philliou (UCB), Sebouh Aslanian (UCLA), Sarah Stein (UCLA), Moderator: Baki Tezcan (UCD)
5:30-6pm Closing Speech – Sebouh Aslanian (UCLA)
6-7pm Ottoman Music Performance – Münir Beken (UCLA Ethnomusicology)
Please direct all queries to email@example.com
WOW was founded in 2010 to bring together scholars and researchers based in the Western regions of the United States who are working to advance the study of the Ottoman Empire and its interactions with the wider world from the period of the late thirteenth century up until the early decades of the twentieth century. Two years into this pandemic, many of us have not had a chance to meet each other in person. WOW 2022 aims to provide a space for in-person meeting, discussion, feedback, and conversation. Join us!
Sponsors: Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for European and Russian Studies, African Studies Center, Program on Central Asia, Department of History, Islamic Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies, UCLA’s Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, CMRS Center for Early Global Studies, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Library Special Collections.