Ottoman Cosmopolitanism Network: Workshop Three

The Ottoman Cosmopolitanism Network is hosting its third workshop at Birkbeck College, University of London on 28 March 2014. The theme of this
workshop will be ‘Visualising the Ottoman City’. The event is free, but space is limited so be sure to reserve your ticket here:

For a full programme with abstracts, please visit our website:


1.00 pm   Welcome/Network Introduction

1.15 pm   Wendy M. K. Shaw (University of Bern): ‘Dressing the Empire: Ethnic Diversity, Photography, and the Modernisation of the Ottoman Imperial Ideal’

1.45 pm   Vazken Khatchig Davidian (Birkbeck, University of London): ‘The Artist and the Migrant Worker in Late 19th Century Constantinople: Simon Hagopian’s Hamal paintings’

2.15 pm – 2.45 pm   COFFEE BREAK

2.45 pm   Gabriel Koureas (Birkbeck, University of London): ‘Parallelotopia: Ottoman Assemblages’

3.15 pm   Yael Friedman (University of Portsmouth): ‘Reclaiming Jaffa’s past and present in contemporary Israeli/Palestinian visual Art’

3.45 pm   Laura Carderera (Curator and Arts Manager): ‘Speak, Memory: the role of the artist in the reactivation of cultural memory and the production of counter-narratives’

4.15 pm – 5:00 pm   COFFEE BREAK & Roundtable Discussion

Venue: The workshop will take place at the Birkbeck Cinema, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 41 Gordon Square (use entrance at 43 Gordon Square), London WC1H 0PD. While space is limited, the event is open and free of charge.

Workshop Organisers/Network Members: Principal Investigator, Jay Prosser (University of Leeds), Co-investigator, Gabriel Koureas (Birkbeck, University of London), Visual Advisor, Leslie Hakim-Dowek (University of Portsmouth), Project Advisor, Colette Wilson (University of Westminster), Research Assistant, Henghameh Saroukhani (University of Leeds)

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