[CFA] Graduate Colloquium in Ottoman Studies | August 3, 2019 | Istanbul

Graduate Colloquium in Ottoman Studies

August 3, 2019 | Istanbul

Application Deadline July 22, 2019


Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University and the Institute of Middle East and Islamic Countries Studies at Marmara University invite proposals for the inaugural meeting of the Annual Graduate Colloquium in Ottoman Studies to be held in Istanbul on August 3, 2019.

The Colloquium will bring together advanced PhD students who have already passed their doctoral examinations at the time of application and scholars whose expertise closely align with accepted papers.

The Colloquium is motivated by the fact that the explosive growth of interest in Ottoman studies in recent decades has made field-wide exchange of knowledge increasingly challenging and gave rise to studies that are not well-conversant with the broader field.

The Colloquium aims to provide a forum for PhD/ABD students to present their theses at an early stage for critical feedback from expert scholars; facilitate engagement and interaction in the broader field of diverse research projects, interests, and approaches; coordinate, and facilitate research and writing.

The colloquium welcomes papers from all aspects and regions of the Ottoman Empire, including history, literature, art, and archeology. Papers in the form of thesis proposals alone will not be considered.

To apply, send the following material to hyilmaz@gmu.edu

  1. Abstract between 200 to 300 words

  2. Current CV

  3. Thesis proposal

  4. List of scholars you would like to invite as discussant (up to three names who are expected to be in Istanbul at the time of the colloquium)


Application deadline: July 22

Notification of acceptance/decline: July  26

Submission of full papers: July 31

Colloquium: August 3

Organizing Committee for Colloquium 2019

Hüseyin Yılmaz

İsmail Sefa Üstün

Tijana Krstic

Heather Ferguson

Baki Tezcan

Himmet Taşkömür

Abdülhamit Kırmızı