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ZMO-EUME-Colloquium Ottoman Urban Studies Seminar Organised by Prof. Ulrike Freitag and Dr. Nora Lafi Annual Theme 2007-2008: Cosmopolitanism in the Ottoman Empire and Beyond Oct. 29: Introduction: Prof. Ulrike Freitag (ZMO) and Dr. Nora Lafi (ZMO) I- A Philosophical Approach to Cosmopolitanism Nov. 12: Dr. Martine Prange (University of Groningen): Cosmopolitanism and the Modern World: From Kant to Nietzsche II- Ottoman Towns: Discussing the Cosmopolitan Paradigm Dec. 10: Dr. Valeska Huber (Konstanz University): Cosmopolitanism on the Move: Port Said as Imperial Relay Station Dec. 17: Dr. Ariel Salzman (Queen’s University): Islamicate Urbanity or Cosmopolitanism? The Ottoman Impact on the Mediterranean Moral Economy (1450-1800) Dec. 18: Prof. Edhem Eldem (University Boðaziçi): Bourgeois Identity, Culture and Networks in Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries in Istanbul Jan. 14: Dr. Marc Aymes (Paris, Fellow of Europe in the Middle-East – The Middle-East in Europe 2007-2008, ZMO): The Cosmopolitan Within: Compounds of Ottoman-ness In and Around a Modern Mediterranean Quasi-City. Cyprus in the 19th Century Jan. 28: Prof. Suraiya Faroqhi (Istanbul, University of Munich): Muslim and Non-Muslim Craftsmen in Istanbul at the End of the 18th Century: Reflections on Cosmopolitanism in an Urban Ottoman Context Feb. 11: Dr. Muhammad Sabri al-Dali (Helwan University, Fellow of Europe in the Middle-East – The Middle-East in Europe 2007-2008, ZMO): Foreigners in Ottoman Alexandria: Coexistence and Discords Feb. 25: Dr. Gergana Georgieva (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Fellow of Europe in the Middle-East – The Middle-East in Europe 2007-2008, ZMO): Cosmopolitanism and the Urban Governance of a Balkan Town – Sofia in the Late 18th - Early 19th Centuries Mar. 10: Dr. Pascale Ghazaleh (American University in Cairo): Traders and Urban Life in Ottoman Cairo: Cosmopolitanism, Money and Power III- Post-Ottoman Towns and the Question of Cosmopolitanism: Nationalism, Colonialism, Ethnicism Mar. 31: Dr. Bojan Aleksov (University College London): Balkan Cities 1878-1912: Cosmopolitanism and Nationalisms Apr. 14: Prof. Henk Driessen (University of Radboud, Nijmegen): Cosmopolitanism in a Comparative Mediterranean and Historical Context Apr. 28: Prof. Steven Vertovec (Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften, Göttingen): Exploring Socio-cultural Dimensions of Cos-mopolitanism May 19: Mehmet Yashin (Cyprus): Cosmopolitanism, Empire and the Nation: Karamanlidika’s Role in the Modernisation of the Turkish Language and Literature June 02: Prof. Fred Halliday (London School of Economics): Cosmopolitanism, Ethnicity and Nationality Conclusion June 16: Prof. Ulrike Freitag (ZMO) and Dr. Nora Lafi (ZMO) Presentation of the Seminar What is the historical experience of cities in the former territories of the Ottoman Empire - in the Balkans, Anatolia, the Middle East, and North Africa - in dealing with the impact of global changes and the transformation from Empire to nation States? How did people of different cultural, social and religious backgrounds live together? How are such examples of conviviality, conflict, migration, and urban regimes of governance and stratification conceptualized? And how have urban traditions been reinterpreted, and what bearing does this have on modern conceptions of civil society, multicultural societies, migration, or cos-mopolitanism. These and other questions will be addressed in this year’s Seminar in Ottoman Urban Studies. Twice a Month, Mondays 17:00-19:00 Starting October 29, 2007 Venue: Conference Hall Zentrum Moderner Orient Kirchweg 33 14129 Berlin-Nikolassee Participants are asked to register at the following address: Dr. Nora Lafi firstname.lastname@example.org Telefon (+49) (0) 30 80307- 0 The seminar is part of the activities of the Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) and of the research program 'Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe' (EUME, research field 'Cities Compared: Cosmopolitanism in the Mediterranean and Adjacent Regions') of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. For more information please visit: http://www.zmo.de http://www.eume-berlin.de http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~mediter