The Orient-Institut Istanbul and the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Ottoman Studies Programme), Athens, have jointly organized at the Sismanoglio Megaro building of the Greek Consulate General in Istanbul the lecture series “Remembering the Ottoman Past in the Eastern Mediterranean (October 2015 – May 2016). Please see the program and the individual links below.

October 26, 2015: The Recollections of Diplomats and Traders

Sinan Kuneralp (Istanbul)
Diaries, Memories and Correspondence of Ottoman Diplomats of Greek Ethnicity in the Tanzimat and post-Tanzimat Periods/

Maria-Christina Chatziioannou (Athens)
Testimonies for the Ottoman Empire. The Case of Greek Trade Networks in the 19th Century/

URL English: http://www.blod.gr/lectures/Pages/viewlecture.aspx?LectureID=2434

November 18, 2015: Ottoman Past in Crete and Madeconia

Eleutheria Zei (Rethymno)
The Invisible Cities in History: Crete, 19th-20th Centuries/

Heath Lowry (Istanbul)

A Unique Glimpse into Life in Late Ottoman Serez: The Memoirs of Mehmet Esad Serezli/

URL English: http://www.blod.gr/lectures/Pages/viewlecture.aspx?LectureID=2457

December 9, 2015: Picturing Ottoman Life in Photography

Edhem Eldem (Istanbul)
The Search for Ottoman Vernacular Photography/

Karl Kaser (Graz)
Creating Memories: Photography in the Late Ottoman Empire/

URL English: http://www.blod.gr/lectures/Pages/viewlecture.aspx?LectureID=2519

February 16, 2016: Musical References to the Ottoman Past

Okan Murat Öztürk (Ankara)
From the Music of Dystopia to the Music of Utopia: The Fantasies of the Early Republican Cadres on “Obsolete Music”/

Ioannis Zelepos (Munich)
Between (lost) Homeland and Orientalism – Ottoman Cities in 20th Century Greek Popular Song/

URL English: http://www.blod.gr/lectures/Pages/viewlecture.aspx?LectureID=2636

March 15, 2016: The Memory of Ottoman Salonica


Vassilios Colonas (Volos)
“The new Town is beautiful”/ Iconography of the Hamidiye district in Thessaloniki (1885-1912)/

Rena Molho (Thessaloniki)
The Memoirs of Dr. Meir Yoel: An Autobiographical Account on Social Change in Ottoman Salonica at the Turn of the 20th Century/

URL English: http://www.blod.gr/lectures/Pages/viewlecture.aspx?LectureID=2709

April 19, 2016: Memory of the Ottoman Past in the Arab Lands

Ourania Polykandrioti (Athens)
Fin de siècle Alexandria: Histories, Memoirs and Literary Representations/

Malek Sharif (Münster)
Remembering Late Ottoman Beirut: Reminiscences and Histories/

URL English: http://www.blod.gr/lectures/Pages/viewlecture.aspx?LectureID=2873

May 24, 2016: The Ottoman Past in Moving Images

Nezih Erdoğan (Istanbul)
Disremembering the Ottoman Past: Problems of the Turkish Film Historiography/

Giannis Papadopoulos (Athens)
Reflections of Asia Minor in Greek Cinema/

URL English: http://www.blod.gr/lectures/Pages/viewlecture.aspx?LectureID=2923