New Directions in Armenian Ottoman Studies

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  Saturday, April 8, 2017
  9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

The goal of this conference is to take stock of the research produced by a new generation of scholars who have already contributed to the broadening and deepening of our understanding of the past.

The Armenian Studies Program at the University of California presents: "New Directions in Armenian Ottoman Studies"
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Tilden Room, MLK Student Union
University of California, Berkeley

Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Stephan Astourian
Department of History and William Saroyan Director of the Armenian Studies Program, U.C. Berkeley

Morning Session
9:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
“Amira Money and Alemdar Mustafa: Armenians and Ottoman Reforms before the Tanzimat”
Richard Antaramian, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Southern California

“‘Our House was Decorated with Turkish Flags’: Ottomanism and the Armenian Elite in the Nineteenth Century”
Yasar Tolga Cora, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Armenian Studies Program & History, University of Michigan

“Land, Population, and Politics: An Analysis of the State Policies in the Late Hamidian Period”
Mehmet Polatel, Atatürk Institute of Modern Turkish Studies, Bogazici University

“Abduction and Religious Conversions of Armenian Women in the Hamidian Period”
Aysenur Korkmaz, PhD Researcher, Regional, Transitional, and European Studies, University of Amsterdam

Lunch Break
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session
2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
“The Massacre in the Sasun Mountains (1894): Interpretations of Violence at the End of the Empire”
Owen Miller, Affiliated Faculty, Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College

“The Curious Case of Ahmed Necmeddin Bey: A Look into the Sociopolitical Climate in Aintab on the Eve of 1915”
Ümit Kurt, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

“Why We Should Re-Think the Decision-Making Process of the Armenian Genocide?”
Yektan Turkyilmaz, Adjunct Professor, University of Cyprus

“How Armen Garo Won the War or How to Make Use of the Sources?”
Elke Hartmann, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
University of California, Berkeley
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