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Christine Philliou (UC Berkeley) on her book Turkey: A Past Against History with discussant Cemil Aydın (UNC)

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

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

Contact: Gina Stec   (847) 467-2359

Group: Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (Northwestern Buffett)

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Christine Philliou (UC Berkeley) presents a talk on her book Turkey: A Past Against History with discussant Cemil Aydın (UNC) Wednesday, May 18 @ 12p CT via Zoom. 


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Christine Philliou specializes in the political, social, and cultural history of the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey and Greece as parts of the post-Ottoman world. Publications include: Biography of an Empire: Governing Ottomans in an Age of Revolution (University of California Press, 2011; Greek edition Alexandria Press, 2021; Turkish edition İş Bankası Kültür Press, 2022), examining the changes in Ottoman governance leading up to the Tanzimat reforms of the mid-nineteenth century; and Turkey: A Past Against History (University of California Press, 2021; Greek edition Alexandria Press, 2022), focusing on the fraught history of the idea of opposition/dissent, connecting literature, politics and the construction of official History in the Ottoman Second Constitutional and Republican period of Turkish history. Philliou is currently working on a third book and developing a collaborative Digital Humanities project, a granular reconstruction and analysis of the Greek Orthodox communities of late Ottoman Istanbul/Constantinople (1821-1923).


Cemil Aydin (Ph.D. Harvard University 2002) is professor of global history at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Department of History. Cemil Aydin’s recent publications include  The Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asia (Columbia University Press, 2007); The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual History (Harvard University Press, Spring 2017); “Regions and Empires in Political History of the World, 1750-1924” in An Emerging Modern World, 1750-1870 Ed. by Jurgen Osterhammel and Sebastian Conrad (Harvard University Press, May 2018), pp: 33-277.

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