Turkologentag 2018, Bamberg, September 19-21, 2018
Deadline: December, 30, 2017
This panel, organized by Yavuz Köse, Petr Kučera and Tobias Völker (University of Hamburg), will examine the role of Europeans who settled in the Ottoman Empire between the 16th and 19th centuries and assumed “Ottoman identity”, be it by way of conversion to Islam and assimilating to the host society or by becoming citizens/loyal servants of the Ottoman state, identifying themselves as Ottomans, but retaining their faith. Being aware of the fact that identity formation is an extremely complex process and every identity is multi-layered, we do not assume that those who underwent “Ottomanization” just shook off their old identity. We rather refer to the process whereby a person who, while originally coming from and being attached to his or her homeland by language, culture, and/or religion, made the Ottoman Empire his or her permanent home, and, after some time, socialized into the new culture and claimed to have become Ottoman or was described as such by others.
For further details see: Turkologentag-CFP_Going-Native
For the first time, the Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (GTOT) is awarding junior researchers with the GTOT Prize for outstanding theses in the fields of Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish studies.
For further information see:
Save the Date! GTOT is excited to announce that the Turkologentag 2018 will be held in beautiful Bamberg, Germany, from September 19-21.
for the project “HerCoRe –Hermeneutic and Computer based Analysis of Reliability, Consistency and Vagueness in historical texts (illustrated through two main historical works of Dimitrie Cantemir)”
The position commences on 1 May 2017 and is based in the department of Turkish Studies.
Deadline for applications: 15 March 2017
It is remunerated at the salary level TV – L 13 and calls for 65% of standard work hours per week.
Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates can also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.
Support for the development and evaluation of annotation tools for complex annotations considering vagueness. Preparation of annotations of project-specific parameters (Dates, Places, and Names) as well as related parameters for two books of Dimitrie Cantemir (Beschreibung der Moldau und Geschichte des osmanischen Reichs nach seinem Anwachsen und Abnehmen). Preparing of lists that bring together vague terms related to parameters.
M.A. in Turkish/Ottoman studies preferred. Knowledge of German, English and Turkish/Ottoman is obligatory. Knowledge of digital annotation process is an advantage.
Further information: https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/15-03-17-67-en.pdf
27-28 October 2017,
Universität Hamburg, Asien-Afrika-Institut
The TürkeiEuropaZentrum (TEZ) of Universität Hamburg will host a two-day academic workshop to examine new approaches to the environmental history of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey. Environmental history is an emerging field in Ottoman and Turkish studies. Contrary to the growing number of environmental historical studies in North America, Europe, and other parts of the world, the number of studies in this burgeoning subfield in Ottoman and Turkish studies still can be counted on the fingers of one hand. This workshop is an invitation to historians, sociologists, political scientists, geographers, environmental and natural scientists, and all other researchers, both early career and experienced, identifying themselves or showing an interest in the field of Ottoman/Turkish environmental history.
For further information: https://www.aai.uni-hamburg.de/tuerkeieuropa/veranstaltungen/workshops/environmentalturkey2017.html