The following seminars will take place on Tuesdays in Hilary Term  (weeks 6 and 8). All are welcome.

20 February 2018, 11.00 Old Common Room, Balliol College

Nir Shafir (UCSD)

Rethinking global history through Ottoman travelogues: Arabic travel writing from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries

Chaired by John-Paul Ghobrial (Balliol College)

(All participants are welcome to join the speaker for an informal lunch at Balliol after the seminar.)

6 March 2018, 16.00 Ashdown Room, Cohen Quad Exeter College

Rhoads Murphey (Birmingham)

Some observations on Kemalpasha-zade’s Chronicle: The disorderly relationship between author, patron and copyist(s) in the composition and transmission of Ottoman historical texts

Chaired by Aslı Niyazioğlu (Oriental Institute)

(All participants are welcome to join the speaker for drinks after the seminar.)
Conveners: John-Paul Ghobrial (History) and Aslı Niyazioğlu (Oriental Studies)

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This seminar is supported by funding from the Programme in Eastern Mediterranean Studies in the History Faculty and the Ottoman Studies Group in the Oriental Institute