Northwestern University

Thu 12:00 PM

Landscape, Tolerance, and National Identity in Istanbul

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Cernucan   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (Buffett Institute)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Kuzguncuk is known as one of Istanbul’s historically most tolerant, multiethnic neighborhoods. “Turkification” drove out most of Kuzguncuk’s minority Greeks, Armenians, and Jews in the mid-twentieth century, but they left behind potent vestiges of their presence in the cityscape. Amy Mills asks, "What does it mean to live in a place that once was—but no longer is—ethnically and religiously diverse?"

Amy Mills’ research examines late Ottoman and early Turkish Republican cultural media to understand the relationships between geopolitics, nationalism, and urbanism in early 20th century Istanbul.

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