March, 2019

201918Mar19:0022:00Venizelos Chair Lecture | Travels in Hyperhistory: Uses and Abuses of the Ottoman Past in the Lands of Rum19:00 - 22:00

Event Details

When: Monday, March 18, 19:00
Where: John S. Bailey Library, Upper Level

Travels in Hyperhistory: Uses and Abuses of the Ottoman Past in the Lands of Rum
by Cemal Kafadar

Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, History Department, Harvard University

Organized by:
Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts

Deree – The American College of Greece
6 Gravias Street, Aghia Paraskevi

Reception to follow
For more information, call 210 600 9800, ext. 1456 (09:00-16:00)

Cemal Kafadar

Cemal Kafadar is Professor of History and Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies in the History Department at Harvard University. Among his publications are Between Two Worlds: The Construction of the Ottoman State (1995, Greek trans. 2008); a volume of essays on four “ordinary lives” and autobiographical writing (in Turkish, 2011); and “A Rome of One’s Own: Reflections on Cultural Geography and Identity in the Lands of Rum” in Muqarnas 24 (2007) (expanded version published as a book in Turkish, 2018). He has also edited (with Halil Inalcik) Süleyman the Second and His Time (1995). His 2014 article on “the history of coffee and the nighttime” is the subject of a current book project. He has worked closely on two film projects: Bedreddin of Simavna: Inspirations (dir:Nurdan Arca, 2006); 1661: Cine-Eye Istanbul (based on Eremya Kömürcüyan’s History of Istanbul; dir:Zeynep Dadak, forthcoming in 2019).