This special issue aims at de-centering the notion of the “Post-Ottoman”. We intend to turn the attention toward the impact of collapsing imperial structures on the life trajectories of marginal(ized) individuals, with a particular focus on the spatial dimension and the representation of the self.
We invite the contributors to reflect on marginalities from an intersectional perspective that includes notions like anomie, subalternity, exclusion, and segregation. The issue particularly welcomes studies centered on subjectivities of women, ethnic or confessional minorities, and actors targeted by social, political, and sexual discrimination. Apart from that, the special issue also addresses actors from economic classes that have, until now, received comparatively little attention in biographical research, like workers, peasants, or the urban and rural poor. We conceive of marginalization utilizing a twofold approach: marginalization during the post-Ottoman transformations as well as marginalization deriving from historiographical neglect. The goal is to enrich the empirical and conceptual research on biographies by extending it outside the domain of “great men’s” memoirs in a more inclusive conceptual framework. In their case studies, contributors should critically discuss life trajectories by focusing on the meaning, boundaries, and negotiations of marginality as central factors for practices and perceptions. In so doing, we suggest adopting an inclusive look that engages with the question of how these individual trajectories are embedded in changing collectivities and institutions ranging from kinship to informal networks, associations, and even up to state and international institutions.
See CfP Post-Ottoman trajectories
Continuer la lecture de Post-Ottoman trajectories. Marginalities, (Im)Mobilities, and Subjectivities after the Empire
Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2017
Place: Paris, 27-28 June 2018
The politics of Islam in Europe and North America has become critically important across political science and related disciplines. The Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) and the Centre de recherches internationales (CERI) Sciences Po, Paris invite proposals for short papers exploring questions related to the politics of Islam in Europe and North America for a workshop to be held in Paris on June 27-28, 2018.
Continuer la lecture de The Politics of Islam in Europe and North America
Bogazici University, Istanbul, 22-23 June 2018
Call for Papers (Deadline: January 8, 2018)
We invite paper proposals for a workshop that will investigate the first one hundred years of photography in Ottoman and post-Ottoman territories, especially the Republic of Turkey but also the other successor states created out of the progressive dissolution of the empire (i.e. Greece and Balkan States, former Ottoman Middle Eastern and African provinces). Continuer la lecture de The First Century of Photography: Photography as History/ Historicizing Photography in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Territories (1839 – 1939)
Maison de la Recherche, Université Paris IV Paris-Sorbonne.
22-23 March 2018
Organizers: UMR-SIRICE (CNRS, Paris I-IV, Sorbonne), CREE-Inalco, LABEX EHNE.
Project: This conference is the third and last part of a cycle entitled “Writing at War, writing the War. Austria-Hungary’s Soldiers and Civilians in WWI”. It aims to contribute to a reflexion “from below”, mostly through non- governmental and private sources. It favours a local or regional approach and intends to take into account the diverse situations the local populations faced, as soldiers or as civilians at the rear. The first conference (October 2016, Inalco, Paris) was devoted to the eve of war, the second (June 2017, Inalco and Paris-IV Sorbonne) to k.u.k. solidarities and their evolutions.
Continuer la lecture de The Break-Up of the K.U.K. “Contract” in Austria-Hungary during WWI: Clues and Signs