Recovering Migrant Histories | Randa Tawil
Ottoman History Podcast
by Ottoman History Podcast
2w ago
E536 | What are the perils and possibilities of writing the histories of everyday people? In this episode, we return to this question with Randa Tawil, as she reflects on the process of research and writing. Tawil previously joined us on the Ottoman History Podcast to talk about the life of Zeinab Ameen, a woman from late Ottoman Lebanon who set out for the United States with her family, only to become separated from them and endure a difficult, circuitous, and ultimately heartbreaking journey that illuminates what it meant from Arab migrants to navigate the many spaces of the mahjar. In this ..read more
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The Natural Sciences in Early Modern Morocco | Justin Stearns
Ottoman History Podcast
by Ottoman History Podcast
1M ago
E535 | When you think of the history of science, what people and places come to mind? Scientific knowledge production flourished in early modern Morocco, and not in the places you might expect. This episode transports us into the intellectual and social worlds of Sufi lodges (zawāya) in seventeenth-century Morocco. Our guest, Justin Stearns, guides us through scholarly and educational landscapes far removed from the imperial urban centers of Fez and Marrakech. We discuss his new book, Revealed Sciences, which examines the development of the natural sciences through close study of works produce ..read more
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Shipping and Empire around the Arabian Peninsula, Part 2
Ottoman History Podcast
by Ottoman History Podcast
2M ago
E534 | How did massive, modern shipping ports emerge from the sands of the Arabian Peninsula, and what they teach us about our present forms of global exchange? Combining historical research with site visits that included multiple voyages around the Arabian Peninsula, our guest Laleh Khalili sheds light on these questions in this two-part series on shipping and empire around the Arabian Peninsula. Through her investigation of the entangled realms of commerce, technology, and empire in the Indian Ocean world, Khalili shows how changes in any of one of them sparked associated changes in the othe ..read more
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What is Islamic Art? | Wendy Shaw
Ottoman History Podcast
by Ottoman History Podcast
3M ago
E533 | What is an image in Islam? Is its permissibility the main preoccupation of Islamic discourses? In this episode, Wendy M.K. Shaw revisits the foundations of art history and considers their colonial and Eurocentric roots. She discusses the stories of art and artists that circulated in the Islamic world, not all of which were accompanied with images, in order to understand what the role of art and the artist were conceived of the pre-modern Islamic world. Redefining concepts such as the image, perspective, art, and history, she sketches the alternative Islamic perceptual culture in which s ..read more
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Shipping and Empire around the Arabian Peninsula | Laleh Khalili
Ottoman History Podcast
by Ottoman History Podcast
4M ago
E531 | How did massive, modern shipping ports emerge from the sands of the Arabian Peninsula, and what they teach us about our present forms of global exchange? Combining historical research with site visits that included multiple voyages around the Arabian Peninsula, our guest Laleh Khalili sheds light on these questions in this two-part series on shipping and empire around the Arabian Peninsula. Through her investigation of the entangled realms of commerce, technology, and empire in the Indian Ocean world, Khalili shows how changes in any of one of them sparked associated changes in the othe ..read more
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The Life and Music of Armenian Soprano Zabelle Panosian | Ian Nagoski
Ottoman History Podcast
by Ottoman History Podcast
4M ago
E530 | Zabelle Panosian's ethereal music transfixed audiences from Boston to Paris in the early years of the twentieth century. Yet, by the 1960s, her work was all but forgotten. In this episode, we explore Panosian's life story and some of her exceptional music. What did it mean to leave behind an Ottoman homeland, only to watch the destruction of the 1915 Armenian genocide from afar? What was it like to be diva in Europe and an ambitious Armenian woman artist in the United States, only to be siloed into the category of "ethnic music" by major record labels as anti-immigrant sentiment rose? I ..read more
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Water from Stone | Jesse Howell & Marijana Mišević
Ottoman History Podcast
by Ottoman History Podcast
5M ago
E529 | In this special episode of the Ottoman History Podcast, Sam Dolbee and Jesse Howell travel by bike along the Ćiro Trail from Dubrovnik in Croatia to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where they meet fellow Ottoman historian Marijana Mišević. Along the way, they consider the legacy and traces of early modern Ottoman caravan roads across this space, as well as their intersections with the Austro-Hungarian, Yugoslav, and more recent past. The episode is about mobility, memory, and the built environment. Also bicycles, friendship, and the journey. More at https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.c ..read more
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A Decade with Ottoman History Podcast
Ottoman History Podcast
by Ottoman History Podcast
9M ago
E528 | Even though Ottoman History Podcast has been producing weekly episodes for over a decade, the times when our recording team and contributors have been able to gather to reflect on and celebrate our work have been rare. In April 2022, the Ottoman & Turkish Studies Association hosted a Zoom event for the OHP contributors and listeners to talk about what we have been doing since the podcast launched in 2011 and discuss the role it has played in the broader development of our fields of study. Join us to learn more about the history of our program and put faces to the voices you have bee ..read more
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The Catastrophic Success of the Armenian Tanzimat | Richard Antaramian
Ottoman History Podcast
by Ottoman History Podcast
10M ago
E527 | How did the Ottomans secure widespread buy-in for modernization projects across the empire's many geographies and communities? This episode explores that question through the experiences of Armenians in the Ottoman East. Our guest, Richard Antaramian, shares some of his research, which argues that Ottoman shared governance worked through networks of power that linked center to periphery and sustained relationships among notables of different confessions, classes, and locations. The Ottoman tax-farming system of the 18th century forged ties among central authorities, provincial notables ..read more
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A New History of The Eastern Question | Ozan Ozavci
Ottoman History Podcast
by Ottoman History Podcast
10M ago
E526 | How was European military intervention in the Ottoman Empire justified throughout the nineteenth century? What did the Ottoman statesmen and subjects think of these would-be attemepts to provide them with more security? From the late eighteenth century, as a new international system was emerging, European powers considered the Ottoman Empire a weaker foil to their own expanding empires. In this episode, Ozan Ozavci explores how this perception of Ottoman weakness, known as the Eastern Question, affected the Ottoman Empire's place in and engagement with the new international system and l ..read more
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