Knowledge, Exchange, Encounter: Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1718

8 July 2013 - 9 July 2013

CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Registration online via the link at the top right hand side of this page
Conference fee: £50 (full); £25 (student)
Deadline: Friday 5 July 2013

Convener

Simon Mills (CRASSH)

Programme

Location : SG1-2                       Date : 8-9 July 2013

Monday 8 July

 

8.45 -9.15

Registration

9.15 - 9.30

Welcome and Introduction

9.30 - 11.00

 Session 1: Architecture

  • Doris Behrens-Abouseif (SOAS, London): European impact on Ottoman architecture in Istanbul and the Arab provinces
  • Deborah Howard (University of Cambridge): Architectural encounters between Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1718, an overview

11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 - 13.00

Session 2: Geography

  • Sonja Brentjes (MPIWG): How to understand and represent the world?
  • Gottfried Hagen (Michigan): Ptolemaeus triumphans: maps and the Ottoman state

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch

14.00 - 15.30

Session 3: Health

  • Ebru Boyar (METU, Ankara): Knowledge and practice: European influences on the Ottoman concept of healthy living
  • Peregrine Horden (Royal Holloway, London): Ottoman hospitals - Islamic or Mediterranean?

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee break

16.00 - 17.30

Session 4: Military technology

  • Colin Imber (Manchester): The Ottoman Empire and the transfer of military technology to c1600
  • Carmelina Gugliuzzo (Messina): Mediterranean naval warfare in the early modern age: the Ottomans and the Western powers

17.30

Close

 


 

Tuesday 9 July

 

9.00 - 10.30

Session 5: Practices of Collecting

  • Scott Mandelbrote (Cambridge): Collecting and deciphering evidence for the Bible and antiquity in the early modern Middle East
  • Feza Günergun (Istanbul): Travellers in the field: conveying botanical material from Ottoman Turkey to Western Europe (16th and 17th c.)

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 - 12.30

Session 6: Practices of Collecting (continued)

  • Simon Mills (Cambridge): European manuscript collectors in the Ottoman Empire
  • Kate Fleet (Cambridge): Exchange of economic knowledge and practice between the Ottoman empire and its western neighbours in the early modern era

12.30 - 13.30 

Lunch 

13.30 - 15.30 

Session 7: Networks of Exchange

  • Andrei Pippidi (Bucharest): Thomas Smith and two of his informers
  • John-Paul Ghobrial (Balliol College, Oxford): The Catholic Reformation in Arabic

15.30 - 16.00 

Coffee break

16.00 - 17.00

Conclusion

17.00

Close