Perspectives on French Colonial and Late Ottoman Cultural History

DAY 1: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Panel One: Unbounded Methodologies
Moderator: Lamia Balafrej, Assistant Professor, Art History, UCLA

The Virgin as Colonial Agent in 13th Century Castile

Jerrilyn Dodds, Art History, Sarah Lawrence College

Navigational Turning Points: Re-Imagining Eighteenth-Century North Africa in the Mediterranean

Julia Clancy-Smith, History, University of Arizona

Islamic City, Colonial City, Refugee City: Urban Histories of Aleppo During the French Mandate

Heghnar Watenpaugh, Art and Art History, University of California, Davis


Keynote Address

Whose Modernity? Whose Imperial Order? Jerusalem between the Late Ottoman Empire and the Early British Mandate

Zeynep Çelik, Distinguished Professor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology



DAY 2: Friday, May 31, 2019

Panel Two: Variations on Late Ottoman Culture
Moderator: Ira Lapidus, Professor Emeritus of History, former Chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley

The Atlas of Desire: Versifying Europeans in the Ottoman Empire

Selim Kuru, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington

The Forty French Singers on Tour from Marseilles to Constantinople (1845-1846): An Ottoman Odyssey

Nicolas Dufetel, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris

Les costumes populaires de la Turquie, again, but critically

Edhem Eldem, History, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi and Collège de France


Panel Three: Chronologies and Spaces of Containment
Moderator: Diane Favro, Professor Emerita, Architecture and Urban Design, UCLA

Coexisting in an Age of Genocide

Ussama Makdisi, History, Rice University

Crossing Paths: Medical Journeys, Imperial Surveys

Burçak Özlüdil Altin, Architecture and Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Segregating space, integrating time: Architecture and memory in a French political prison (Montluc)

Marc André, History, Université de Rouen

Toxic Territories: France’s Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Algerian Sahara

Samia Henni, Architecture, Cornell University