Erster Workshop

Am 21. und 22. Oktober 2022 fand der erste Workshop im Rahmen des Netzwerkprojekts Post-osmanische Transformationen mit dem Titel "Land, Labor, Water and Debt" an der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg statt.


Der zweite Workshop "Knowledge Transfer and Intellectual Encounters" fand vom 27. - 29.04.2023 ebenfalls an der Universiät Bamberg statt.


DFG Network „Post- Ottoman Transformations“: Second Workshop:

Knowledge transfer and intellectual encounters, Bamberg 27-29 April 2023

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Schillerplatz 17, 00.13

27.April 2023

Bavarian Colloquium for Oriental Studies,

Hannes Grandits: „The End of Ottoman Rule in Bosnia“

Friday, 28. April 2023

Christoph Herzog,

Ellinor Morack (Bamberg)

9:30 Greetings

Panel 1:


Ramazan Hakkı Öztan

Presentation 1

10:00- 10:45

Nazan Maksudyan (online)

“Afterlives of Ottoman Orphans sent to Germany during WW1: Cultural Intermediation, German Expertise, and Business Entanglements in the 1930s and 40s”


Presentation 2
10:45- 11:30

Simon Trunk

"Defining home amid empires: Discussions on the homeland and belonging of Bosnian Muslims, 1878 to 1890".

Coffee Break

Panel 2:


Ellinor Morack

Presentation 3

Aline Schlaepfer

„Historiographies on the Ottoman Empire in post-Ottoman Arab spaces beyond the Neo- Ottoman Trope“

Presentation 4

Thomas Schad

"Between fact-based revision and therapeutical revisionism: how the geopolitical change of the 1980s-1990s informed the discourse of the Ottoman past in the Western Balkans and Turkey"

Lunch Break 13:15-14:15


Panel 3: Russian and Soviet connections to the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

Chair: Zeynep Kezer

Presentation 5

14:15 – 15:00

Shoghig Hartmann

"Translators of life worlds: Russian Muslims and their intellectual activities in Istanbul"

Presentation 6

15:00 – 15:45

Zaur Gasimov (online)

„Turkology as transfer: Knowledge transfer and circulation between the Soviet

Union and Turkey“

Coffee Break

Chair: Ellinor Morack (Bamberg)

Network meeting

How to proceed (next workshops, section at Turkologentag)


Dinner 19.30


Saturday, 29. April 2023

Book club:


Wigen, Einar. "Post- Ottoman studies: an area studies that never was." Building bridges to Turkish: essays in Honour of Bernt Brendemoen.

Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz (2019):


Coffee Break

Panel 4:

Chair: Shoghig Hartmann

Presentation 7


Ceyda Karamürsel (online)

“Sewing Machines, Contested Property, and the Making of the Post- World War I Economic Order”

Presentation 8


Nurçin İleri (online)

“Natural History Museums from Empire to Nation-State in Turkey:

A Profound Network of Knowledge Production and Expertise Transfer”

Lunch Break 13:30-14:30


Chair: Christoph Herzog

Presentation 9


Zeynep Ertuğrul

"Münevver" (Intellectuals) as Teachers of the Common Folk (1919-

1940) in Post-Ottoman Turkey”

Presentation 10


Christoph Herzog

Hilmi Ziya Ülken and Historial Materialism

Coffee Break

Panel 6:

Chair: Thomas Schad

Alp Eren Topal (online)


“An Homage to Fenelon'sTelemaque: Hoca Sadık's Revolutionary Manifesto from 1870”

Lale Diklitaş


Translating as relating to the world in the late Ottoman Empire”

Final discussion

17:45 – 19:00

Dinner 20:00