Middle Eastern Societies (1918-1939): Challenges, Changes and Transitions

Middle Eastern Societies (1918-1939): Challenges, Changes
and Transitions
The Cultural and Convention Center
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
15-17 October 2015

Exhibition: “Başkentli: Osmanlı’dan Cumhuriyet’e Ankara’da Sokak ve
İnsan/ The Capital: Streets and People in Ankara from Ottoman Empire to
Republic”, by VEKAM, Koç University

Thursday, 15 October
09.30-10.00 Registration
10.00-10.15 Welcome by
Özlem Özdemir (Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, METU)
Hüseyin Bağcı (Head of the Department of International Relations, METU)
10.15-11.15 Keynote Speech (Chair: Kate Fleet, University of Cambridge)
Ulrike Freitag (Freie Universität, Berlin/ ZMO, Berlin), “State-society relations through the lens
of urban development”
11.15-11.45 Coffee
11.45-12.45 Panel I (Chair: Kate Fleet, University of Cambridge)
Diana Abbani (Sorbonne/The Orient Institute of Beirut), “The musical scene in French
Mandatory Beirut: between leisure and crisis”
Emilio Spadola (Colgate University), “Is the call modern? Mass politics and media between the
two wars”
12.45-14.15 Lunch
14.15-15.15 Panel II (Chair: Nazan Çiçek, Ankara University)
Pınar Şenışık (Doğuş University, Istanbul), “Turkish-Greek compulsory population exchange
and Cretan Muslims: a new approach to identity politics in the early Turkish Republic”
Amal Ghazal (Dalhousie University), “Fault lines: modernity and sectarianism among Ibadi
Muslims in the interwar period”
15.15-15.45 Coffee
15.45-16.15 Panel III (Chair: Ebru Boyar, METU)
Kate Fleet (University of Cambridge), “Public good, private interest and the provision of water
in early Turkish Republic: the case of Terkos”
Friday, 16 October
09.00-10.00 Keynote Speech (Chair: Ebru Boyar, METU)
Eugene Rogan (University of Oxford), “Colonial states and nationalist societies in the interwar
Arab world”
10.00-10.30 Panel IV (Chair: Ebru Boyar, METU)
Michael Provence (University of California San Diego), “The long shadow of the Ottoman Great
War in the Arab East, 1920-1940”
10.30-11.00 Coffee
11.00-12.00 Panel V (Chair: Ulrike Freitag, Freie Universität, Berlin/ ZMO, Berlin)
Beth Brownson (University of Wisconsin-Parkside), “Reform or restrictions? The Ottoman
family law code (OLFR of 1917) and women’s status in Mandate Palestine”
Nazan Çiçek (Ankara University), “Mapping the social change through matters of the heart:
debates on courtship, marriage and divorce in the late Ottoman and early Turkish Republican era”

Saturday, 17 October
09.00-10.30 Panel VI (Chair: Eugene Rogan, University of Oxford)
Liat Kozma (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), “Medical doctors and the formation of a regional
Ebru Boyar (METU), “Taking health to the village: early Turkish Republican health propaganda
in the Anatolian countryside”
Satoshi Katsunuma (Waseda University), “The development of reformatories in interwar
10.30-11.00 Coffee
11.00-12.30 Panel VII (Chair: Kate Fleet, University of Cambridge)
Brian McLaren (University of Washington), “Tourism and mobility in Italian colonial Libya”
Amit Bein (Clemson University), “There she is, Miss Universe: Keriman Halis goes to Egypt,
Fred H. Lawson (Mill College), “Class formation and political institutionalization in Syria, 1918-
Department of International Relations, METU
The Skilliter Centre for Ottoman Studies, Newnham College, Cambridge


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.