Spatial Experience in an Early Modern Empire and Beyond
May 16 – 17, 2014

Reviewed by Vladimir Troyansky in Turkish Review

May 16 :
Imagining, Mapping & Building Space
Location: Lane History Corner, Building 200, Room 307

May 17:
Experiencing, Administering  & Digitizing Space
Location: Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall

For the complete conference schedule, see: http://history.stanford.edu/ottoman_topologies.
This conference is open to the Stanford  Community.






The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies Beginning of the Year Reception
Thursday, 03 October 2013 at 03:30 PM in Encina Commons Lawn

Join us in celebrating the beginning of the 2013-14 Academic Year with Stanford affiliates who are interested in the study of Islam and Muslim societies. All Stanford affiliates are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions, please contact abbasiprogram@stanford.edu.

Eurasian Empires Workshop: Karen Barkey, Religious Pluralism and Shared Sacred Sites

October 8th, noon, Lane History Corner, Room 307 (450 Serra Mall, map)

Karen Barkey (Columbia University), “Religious Pluralism and Shared Sacred Sites: A Legacy of the Ottoman Empire?”

Karen Barkey is Professor of Sociology and History, and Director of the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University. She received her M.A. from the University of Washington and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Her research interests include state centralization/decentralization, state control and social movements against states in the context of empires. She is the author of three books and many articles, focusing on the comparisons between Ottoman, Habsburg and Roman empires. Among her works are Bandits and Bureaucrats: The Ottoman Route to State Centralization, After Empire: Multi-ethnic Societies and Nation-Building: the Soviet Union and the Russian, Ottoman, and Habsburg Empires, and Empire of Difference: The Ottomans in Comparative Perspective.

Her lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of History, the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Mediterranean Studies Forum, and the Stanford Humanities Center.

Summer of 2013: A Focus on Egypt and Turkey
Monday, 21 October 2013 at 06:30 PM in Encina Hall, Bechtel Conference Center (616 Serra Street)

Amr Adly (Stanford University), Ayça Alemdaroğlu (Stanford University), Alexander Key (Stanford University), and Kabir Tambar (Stanford University) will discuss the contemporary political situation in the Middle East with special respect to Egypt and Turkey.

Şener Aktürk: “Regimes of Ethnicity and Nationhood in Germany, Russia, and Turkey”
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 at 05:30 PM in Venue TBA

Şener Aktürk (Koç University) will discuss how key factors at the turn of the 21st century led to tremendous changes in the state policies of Germany, Russia, and Turkey toward ethnicity. In addressing this topic, the lecture will identify and define ideal-types of monoethnic, multiethnic, and antiethnic regimes. This new conceptualization will connect the study of nation-building to studies of ethnic diversity and citizenship, and also provide a coherent typology of state policies on ethnicity that accommodates the full range of variation across cases.

Şener Aktürk: “Muslim Representation in Western and Post-Communist Legislatures”
Friday, 01 November 2013 at 12:00 PM in Encina Hall, Philippines Room (616 Serra Street)

Şener Aktürk (Koç University) will explore Muslim minority representation in 25 Western and 20 post-communist legislatures, using descriptive and inferential statistics as well as qualitative and historical comparisons. This event is open only to Stanford affiliates.