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OTTOMAN TOPOLOGIES SPATIAL EXPERIENCE IN AN EARLY MODERN EMPIRE AND BEYOND Stanford University Department of History May 16-17, 2014 The Department of History at Stanford University will host a conference entitled “Ottoman Topologies: Spatial Experience in an Early Modern Empire and Beyond” on May 16 and 17, 2014. The conference will bring together scholars of Ottoman history who have been working on space-related themes in dialogue with the spatial turn in social sciences and humanities. The papers will discuss how men and women in the Ottoman world imagined, experienced, built, mapped, and administered space in early modern times and how we can understand these imaginers, movers, builders, geographers, and administrators. The conference will also include a panel that considers new possibilities of digital technology in space-related historical studies. Ali Yaycioglu Assistant Professor Department of History Stanford University firstname.lastname@example.org * Please direct any inquiries to Vladimir Troyansky, PhD student, Department of History, email@example.com. PROGRAM MAY 16 Introductory Remarks (9:00-9:15) Ali Yaycioglu (Stanford University) Space, Place and Territory: The Ottoman World and the Spatial Turn Keynote lecture (9:20-10:00) Cemal Kafadar (Harvard University) The Politics of Space in Ottoman Historiography: Sacralization, Contestation, and Mulberries in the Middle Imagining Space (10:00-12:00) Chair: Shahzad Bashir (Stanford University) Ahmet Karamustafa (University of Maryland) Sufi Paths and the Spatial Turn Nicolas Trépanier (University of Mississippi) Landscape and the Subjective Experience of Place in Mediaeval Anatolia Rachel Goshgarian (Lafayette College) How Big Was the Ottoman Empire in the 17th Century? Placing Ethnicity, Language and the State in an Armeno-Ottoman Manuscript from Kaffa (Feodopolis) Özer Ergenç (Bilkent University) Perception of Space in the Early Modern Ottoman World: "Vatan" and "Diyar-ı Aher" within the Triangular Context of "Memalik-i Mahruse", "Diyar-ı Acem" and "Frengistan” Mapping Space (13:00-15:00) Chair: Martin Lewis (Stanford University) Maria Mavroudi (University of California, Berkeley) Rendering Ptolemy's Geography from Greek into Arabic at the Court of Mehmet the Conqueror: Ancient Toponyms Karen Pinto (Gettysburg College) Ottomans Mediating Islamic Cartographic Space Gottfried Hagen (University of Michigan) Time, Space, and Politics in Ottoman Maps Pinar Emiralioğlu (University of Pittsburg) The Ottoman Enlightenment: “Geography” and Politics in the Long Eighteenth Century Building Space (15:30-17:30) Chair: Bissera Pentcheva (Stanford University) Patricia Blessing (Stanford University) All Quiet on the Eastern Frontier? Early Ottoman Architecture and Its Contemporaries in Eastern Anatolia Aleksandar Sopov (Harvard University) Land Reclamation and Expansion of Agricultural Production in Ottoman Istanbul and Mamluk Cairo at the End of the Fifteenth and Beginning of the Sixteenth Century Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh (University of California, Davis) City and Landscape in the Ottoman Empire: Experiencing Architecture, Narrating Space in Aleppo Shirine Hamadeh (Rice University) In and Out of Place: The Everyday Spaces of Istanbul’s Migrants (1720-1840) MAY 17 Experiencing Space (9:00-11:30) Chair: Nancy Kollmann (Stanford University) Giancarlo Casale (University of Minnesota) An Ottoman Humanist on the Long Road to Egypt: Space, Time and Belonging in Salih Celalzade's Tarih-i Misr al-Cedid Helen Pfeifer (Princeton University) The Well-Mannered Domains: Adab and the Road to a Pan-Ottoman Sociability Elizabeth Lambourn (De Montfort University) Ottoman Horses on the Move - A Window into Ottoman-Mughal Relations Sinem Arcak Casale (University of Minnesota) Qazvin to Istanbul: The Journey of a Safavid Prince through Imperial Eyes Alan Mikhail (Yale University) Ottoman Iceland Administering Space (12:30-14:30) Chair: Aron Rodrigue (Stanford University) Himmet Taşkömür (Harvard University) Dividing the Empire to Rule: Juridical Space in the Early Modern Ottoman Legal Discourse and Practice Will Smiley (Yale University) Ottoman Space, Empire, and International Law Antonis Hadjikyriacou (Princeton University) Insularity and Empire: Ottoman Cyprus as Perceived Space Şevket Pamuk (Boğaziçi University) Money and Empire, The Spatial Dimension, 1500-1800 Digitizing Space (15:00-17:00) Chair: Zephyr Frank (Stanford University) Owen Doonan (California State University, Northridge) The Hinterland of Sinop in the Context of Black Sea Empires: A Comparative Perspective Victor Ostapchuk (University of Toronto) Tracking the Movements of Masses throughout Ottoman Space: The Views from Non-narrative Documents and Their Value for Spatial History Amy Singer (Tel Aviv University) Where IS Edirne? Situating an Ottoman City in the Time-Space Continuum Hakan Karateke (University of Chicago) Mapping Ottoman Inscriptions General Discussion (17:00-18:00) Concluding Remarks (18:00-18:20) Kären Wigen (Stanford University) --