Mediterranean Mobilities and Borders

Istanbul, 21-24 June 2018

The European Institute of Istanbul Bilgi University in collaboration with Orient-Institute Istanbul organized a workshop entitled "Mediterranean Mobilities and Borders" between 21-24 June 2018 at the Orient-Institute Istanbul.

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Mediterranean Mobilities and Borders

Program 21 - 24 June 2018


21 June 2018

19.00 Opening Talk

Valeska Huber (Freie Universität Berlin)

Channels of Communication: Connections and their Limits in the Suez Canal Region 1869-1914


22 June 2018

10:00 Words of Welcome / Introduction

Melike Şahinol (Orient-Institut Istanbul), Manuel Borutta (Ruhr University Bochum),
Malte Fuhrmann (Istanbul Bilgi University)

10:30 Avenues of Exploration in the Study of Mediterranean Interaction in History
Chair: Esther Möller (UniBw Munich / Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz)

Nora Lafi (Leibniz Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin)
Mediterranean Migration in Longue Durée Perspective

Murat Daglı (Istanbul Bilgi University)
From Early-Modern to Modern: Where is the Mediterranean in Ottoman Historiography?

12:30 Lunch Break

14:30 Late Ottoman Landscapes and Entanglements
Chair: Christian Saßmannshausen (Freie Universität Berlin)

Paolo Giradelli (Bogaziçi University, Istanbul)
Migrating Eastward at the Threshold of Modernity. Perspectives on the Italian - Ottoman Contact
beyond the Trading Paradigm

C. Ceyhun Arslan (Koç University, Istanbul)
Theorizing the Mediterranean via Late Ottoman Travel Writings

Ilay Örs Romain (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Cosmopolitan Enclaves Compared: Notes on Some Cultural Geographies in Istanbul

Matthew Ghazarian (Columbia University, New York / Orient-Institut Istanbul)
Communal Boundaries in the Ottoman East

17:00 Walking Tour
Malte Fuhrmann (Istanbul Bilgi University, European Institute)
Sykae-Galata-Pera: A Port District as Site of Otherness

23 June 2018

10:00 Moving, Being Moved, or Stranded around the Mediterranean
Chair: Jasmin Daam (University of Kassel)

Veruschka Wagner (Turkish-German University, Istanbul / SPP Transottomanica)
Slaves of the Black Sea Region in Istanbul. Spatial and Social Mobility in the 17th Century

Nicole Immig (Bogaziçi University, Istanbul)
World War I and the Mediterranean: Some Thoughts on a New Research Field

Daniel Tödt (Humboldt University, Berlin)
Stranded in Marseille. Mediterranean Immobility and African Seafarers during World War II

12:30 Lunch Break

14:30 Flows and Blockages of Trans-Mediterranean Networks
Chair: Fernando Esposito (Tübingen University)

Funda Soysal (Bogaziçi University, Istanbul)
Galata going Global: The Istanbul Stock Exchange and 1895 South African Gold Mining Speculation

Andreas Guidi (EHESS, Paris / Humboldt University, Berlin)
Translocal Networks on the Margins of International Law: Arms, Drugs, and Human Trafficking in
the Mediterranean Region, 1870-1945

Alexis Rappas (Koç University, Istanbul)
Building Interimperial Borders in the Eastern Mediterranean: Britain, Italy and France, 1920-1939

17:00 Final Discussion

18:00 Leisurely Stroll through Old Istanbul


24 June 2018

10:00 Planning of Upcoming Network Workshops (meet at hotel)