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RA-228605-15
Long-Term Research Fellowships at the American Research Institute in Turkey
C. Brian Rose, American Research Institute in Turkey

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Castration, Sexual Violence, and Feminist Politics in Post–Coup Attempt Turkey (Article)
Title: Castration, Sexual Violence, and Feminist Politics in Post–Coup Attempt Turkey
Author: Zeynep Korkman
Abstract: Passage of a new castration law and its peculiar timing reveals not only the centrality of neoconservative gender politics to the AKP’s hegemony but also the centrality of the reiteration of the hegemonic relationship between power, masculinity, and violence to the reassertion of political rule.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://jmews.dukejournals.org/content/13/1/181.full
Primary URL Description: permalink
Secondary URL: doi:10.1215/15525864-3728822
Access Model: online open access
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
Publisher: Association for Middle East Women's Studies

Gendered Fortunes: Feelings, Labors, and Publics of Divination in Turkey (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Gendered Fortunes: Feelings, Labors, and Publics of Divination in Turkey
Abstract: Gender and sexual minorities seek their fortunes in divination as neoliberalization renders their economic futures ever more precarious and as neoconservative gender politics renders their intimate fortunes ever more bleak in millennial Turkey. Drawing upon media, archival, and ethnographic research on the flourishing economy of commercial fortunetelling, I analyze how and why women and LBGTIQ individuals earn a livelihood from and explore their gendered fates through divination. I demonstrate that fortunetellers are channeled through heteropatriarchal gender norms and limited employment chances into an informal divination economy, where they are criminalized by a secularist ban against fortunetelling and stigmatized by an Islamist condemnation of unorthodox religious practices. I conclude that fortunetellers foster public spaces for the articulation of otherwise marginalized feelings of their women and LGBTIQ clients, ironically, at the expense of the devaluation of the labors of these same underprivileged groups.
Author: Zeynep Korkman
Date: 04/18/2017
Location: University of California, Los Angeles, Gender Studies
Primary URL: http://www.genderstudies.ucla.edu/event/zeynep-korkman-gendered-fortunes-feelings-labors-and-publics-divination-turkey-0
Primary URL Description: lecture announcement, Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture

Afghanistan and the Ottomans: Sufis, Scholars, and Statemakers in Inter-Islamic Exchange (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Afghanistan and the Ottomans: Sufis, Scholars, and Statemakers in Inter-Islamic Exchange
Abstract: From Rumi to the republic, longstanding historical ties exist between the lands and countries today known as Afghanistan and Turkey. Focusing on the late Ottoman era, Professor Ahmed’s presentation shall discuss findings in Turkish, Afghan, and British Indian archives to illuminate the richness and complexity of connections between these countries from the Tanzimat period to their simultaneous struggles for independence after World War I.
Author: Faiz Ahmed
Date: 03/20/2017
Location: ARIT Istanbul center

Seachange: Ottoman Textiles between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Seachange: Ottoman Textiles between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean
Abstract: Sericulture, silk weaving, and textile trade were big business in the early modern Ottoman Empire. They touched every part of society, from pashas flaunting opulent kaftans to women reeling filament in the hinterlands to merchants trading in Iran, Jeddah, and beyond. This talk explores a shifting orientation in taste and trade in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as Ottoman subjects responded to the new global fashions by altering both their habits of consumption and modes of production.
Author: Amanda Phillips
Date: 03/19/2018
Location: ARIT Istanbul center
Primary URL: https://www.cornucopia.net/events/seachange-ottoman-textiles-between-the-mediterranean-and-the-indian-ocean
Primary URL Description: Event announcement

The rise and fall of prohibition in modern Turkey: A history of Alcohol, Identity, Islam, and Public Health (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: The rise and fall of prohibition in modern Turkey: A history of Alcohol, Identity, Islam, and Public Health
Abstract: Despite religious proscriptions and practices, currents of alcohol never wholly ceased flowing into Ottoman or Republican Turkey. Until the nineteenth century, most Turks generally observed this prohibition—or secretly evaded it. During and since that time, however, drinking became culturally habituated among many sectors of the population, with the anise-flavored raki being recognized by most as the ‘national drink’ of Turkey. Influenced by global temperance movements, especially in America and Europe, traditional moral and progressive medical arguments in Turkey found a common cause in their opposition to alcohol that led to a legal ban in 1920. Fusing arguments of public health and piety, prohibitionist legislation passed by the narrowest of margins. The tenor of these debates included, however, particular references to fiscal insecurity, to the roles of ethno-religious minorities, and to foreign powers that ranged from cautious, to stridently nationalist, and to intolerant xenophobia. Simultaneously, the global currents both for and against prohibition played roles in shaping the arguments found in the Turkish debates. This presentation uses the 1920s Turkish prohibition to trace the roots of current policies and debates dealing with the place of alcohol in modern Turkey.
Author: Emine Evered
Date: 10/23/2017
Location: ARIT Istanbul center

Alcohol at Empire’s End: Prohibition Politics in Post-WWI Ottoman Empire (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Alcohol at Empire’s End: Prohibition Politics in Post-WWI Ottoman Empire
Author: Emine Evered
Abstract: The varied intersections of war and worldwide temperance activism in the early 20th century provide unique contexts for analysis at both national and international scales. Though categorized commonly as part of an “Islamic world”—and thus omitted from many would-be global histories of alcohol, the Ottoman Empire included many sites and situations meriting consideration. Though Ottoman leaders pronounced firm proscriptions during the war for its military, it often relied on religious and moral arguments when offering justification for prohibition. Following WWI, added rationale emerged from both state and society. Proposed, debated, and passed in 1920, the Turkish republic’s prohibition only lasted until 1924, when the costs of the experiment were more evident and once Kemalists consolidated their authority. By exploring this transitional period, we can discern that the ban was not just the product of an odd internal coalition between conservatives and socio-medical reformers; it shared profound connections to ongoing temperance narratives and activism observable at the global scale, particularly in the US.
Date: 11/16/2018
Primary URL: https://mesana.org/mymesa/meeting_program_abs.php?pid=c14db7eff4a7ef7065dd911d92d7aba3
Primary URL Description: conference paper abstract
Conference Name: 2018 Annual Meeting, Middle East Studies Association

Grab ‘Em by the Patriarchy (Article)
Title: Grab ‘Em by the Patriarchy
Author: Salih Can Aciksoz
Author: Zeynep Korkman
Abstract: In an age marked by the global ascendency of right-wing populist politicians, from Donald Trump in the United States to Vladimir Putin in Russia to Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey, we witness an over-visibility of masculinity as a a constitutive part of the political repertoire of the contemporary populist weave and its emergent critiques. This article sketches a comparative visual ethnography of the gender and sexual politics of our populist milieu.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/AN.430
Primary URL Description: access to journal article
Access Model: pay wall
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Anthropology News
Publisher: American Anthropological Association

The Greek Dramatic Festivals of Roman Asia Minor (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: The Greek Dramatic Festivals of Roman Asia Minor
Abstract: The Greek dramatic festivals are most strongly associated with fifth century BCE Athens, but in fact, they continued into the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and spread widely across the Eastern Mediterranean. In this talk, Dr. Skotheim tours the dramatic festivals of Asia Minor, bringing to life the human activity in and around the grand theater buildings of the Roman Era, and introducing the groups of people who participated in the festivals, from the benefactors who supported them, the actors and poets who traveled to compete, and the diverse spectators who gathered to watch.
Author: Mali Skotheim
Date: 03/18/2019
Location: ARIT Istanbul, Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED)
Primary URL: https://www.cornucopia.net/events/the-greek-dramatic-festivals-of-roman-asia-minor/
Primary URL Description: publicity through the Cornucopia Magazine events web page
Secondary URL: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2698273730213579&id=149955911712053&__xts__[0]=68.ARC9IBG96kgDlxU7S0J3oK0m7RMGQjFlWzYNoklZ6Y_vDClbdt_ue-ujANkRCi1eVfwZ4ZPUc34L6k25mESYQL1mD_2aJTlDHn-9Qulrcl6KpDOfpOzreV_PInwhglLeaYg-uO1oPBfwtPv72ZjfM85S4ny
Secondary URL Description: Facebook post through the Friends of ARIT, Istanbul

A Diaspora in Cultural Crisis: Uyghurs in Turkey (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: A Diaspora in Cultural Crisis: Uyghurs in Turkey
Abstract: In recent years Turkey’s population of ethnic Uyghurs, a Turkic ethnic group from China’s northwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, has rapidly increased due to political turmoil in their home region. As the Uyghur community rebuilds their lives in Turkey, they are also seeking ways to preserve their unique culture, as it is under assault at home. This talk explores the political situation in China leading to challenges for Uyghurs in Turkey, and describes some initiatives undertaken by the community to preserve their culture amid these challenges.
Author: Rebecca A. Clothey
Date: 12/17/2018
Location: ARIT Istanbul, Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), Beyoglu
Primary URL: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2517818424925778&id=149955911712053&__xts__[0]=68.ARAg_Z6558aoeKfVjoJ0gjI4zgqSJIRz2no_rdiB9zJiA0PJjupXOulXqk_asTJ_P-He1TeBCROX_dDg24JyVBTJRPe-BXjB5tdKPNGgSmmzHqR8jKGEpQI9tLl9wffHEoo9mxRchhWklsteLGbjVv4VAQO
Primary URL Description: Facebook post of event

Heritage Language Transmission: A Case Study of Vepsian, Hawaiian, and Uyghur (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Heritage Language Transmission: A Case Study of Vepsian, Hawaiian, and Uyghur
Abstract: This talk compared the threats and approaches of three different cultures that are struggling to maintain their languages.
Author: Rebecca A. Clothey
Date: 2/24/2019
Location: Uyghur Academy, Istanbul, Turkey

A Diaspora in Cultural Crisis: Non-formal Education and Ethnic Uyghur Migrants in Turkey (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: A Diaspora in Cultural Crisis: Non-formal Education and Ethnic Uyghur Migrants in Turkey
Author: Rebecca Clothey
Abstract: In recent years Turkey’s population of ethnic Uyghurs, a Turkic ethnic group from China’s northwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, has rapidly increased due to political turmoil in their home region. As the Uyghur community rebuilds their lives in Turkey, they are also seeking ways to preserve their unique culture, as it is under assault at home. This talk explores educational initiatives undertaken by the community to preserve their culture amid these challenges.
Date: 06/05/2019
Primary URL: https://drexel.edu/soe/resources/event-series/gec/June-5-2019-event/
Primary URL Description: event webcast
Secondary URL: http://globalphiladelphia.org/events/drexel-university-diaspora-cultural-crisis-non-formal-education-and-ethnic-uyghur-migrants-tu
Secondary URL Description: Global Philadelphia access
Conference Name: Global Education Colloquium,

Human Rights and Xinjiang (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Human Rights and Xinjiang
Author: Rebecca Clothey
Abstract: Across and around China, many phenomena raise significant human rights concerns. In much of China, a more illiberal political climate under Xi Jinping, crackdowns on human rights lawyers and unauthorized religious groups, new limits on nongovernmental organizations, and an increasingly pervasive surveillance state. In Xinjiang, there are detention and internment of Uyghurs on a massive scale, and mounting state-created threats to ethnic and Muslim identity.
Date: 02/19/2019
Primary URL: https://cscc.sas.upenn.edu/events/2019/02/19/human-rights-and-china
Primary URL Description: Panel presentation at the symposium sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Center for East Asian Studies, the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, Center for Asian Law, Perry World House, and the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
Secondary URL: https://cscc.sas.upenn.edu/node/3521
Secondary URL Description: Blog report on the event
Conference Name: Human Rights and China

Recent Publications on Archaeological Ceramic Analyses and their Contributions to the Study of Ancient Pottery Technology (Article)
Title: Recent Publications on Archaeological Ceramic Analyses and their Contributions to the Study of Ancient Pottery Technology
Author: Ann Killebrew
Abstract: This is a review article on five new books that cover archeological ceramics analysis. Archaeologists invest much effort and resources in the classification of pottery assemblages. Questions remain open as to what ancient ceramics can reveal beyond typological, stylistic, and chronological considerations regarding the peoples and societies that produced, exchanged, and used the vessels. This new generation of pottery handbooks and comprehensive monographs crosses chronological, geographical, and disciplinary boundaries leading to a more profound understanding of the life cycles of pottery, the potters that produced it, and their societies.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/728870
Primary URL Description: Project Muse access
Secondary URL: http://www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_JEMAHS.html
Secondary URL Description: journal access
Access Model: paywall
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies
Publisher: Penn State University Press

Iron Age Palaces in the Levant (Book Section)
Title: Iron Age Palaces in the Levant
Author: Ann Killebrew
Editor: Silvia Prell
Editor: Manfred Bietak
Editor: Paolo Matthiae
Abstract: Dr. Killebrew compares the monumental palatial architecture that characterizes Bronze Age Near Eastern settlements with the smaller free-standing royal residences of the first millennium Levant
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvh4zg0s
Primary URL Description: full text accessible
Access Model: paywall; print
Publisher: Harrassowitz
Book Title: Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Palaces. Volume II: Proceedings of a workshop held at the 10th ICAANE in Vienna, 25-26 April 2016
ISBN: 3447111836

The End of the Bronze Age 1200 BCE: The Archaeology of Migration, Societal Collapse, and the Emergence of the Biblical World (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: The End of the Bronze Age 1200 BCE: The Archaeology of Migration, Societal Collapse, and the Emergence of the Biblical World
Abstract: Dr. Killebrew reviewed the archaeological evidence for the Golden Age (Homer's Iliad) and its collapse around 1200 BCE (Homer's Odyssey and biblical exodus). She discussed what caused this crisis: climate change, migration, social inequality? and described the survivors of the crisis: Philistines, Phoenicians, and early Israel.
Author: Ann Killebrew
Date: 04/02/2019
Location: Collins Institute for Archaeological Research, Gannon University, Erie PA
Primary URL: https://www.gannon.edu/shareworthydetail.aspx?id=670
Primary URL Description: event announcement, annual Collins Lecture 2019

Festive Reflections of the Landscape (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Festive Reflections of the Landscape
Author: Mali Skotheim
Abstract: This international conference on landscape archaeology was held at the German Archaeological Institute in Istanbul. It aimed to bring together archaeologists and other professional researchers that are interested in landscape and landscape-based approaches, with a special focus on the Near East. Dr. Skotheim presented a landscape approach to ancient festivals, focusing particularly on the festivals of Aphrodisias and the Demostheneia festival at Oinoanda. She argued that these festivals can be viewed as manipulating movement of goods and people through the landscape, and that ephemeral products such as food, drink, vegetal decorations, and vegetal prizes may have evoked the seasonality and locality of the festivals.
Date: 03/25/2019
Primary URL: https://snela2019.wordpress.com/venue-date/
Primary URL Description: conference announcement
Conference Name: Society for Near Eastern Landscape Archaeology International Symposium

Theatrical Iconography on Anatolian Terracotta Lamps (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Theatrical Iconography on Anatolian Terracotta Lamps
Author: Mali Skotheim
Abstract: Dr. Skotheim examined the lamps of Knidos, which are decorated with theatrical imagery, particularly masks, along with vegetal motifs. These lamps were found in votive deposits at the sanctuary of Demeter at Knidos. They are part of a broader trend in many areas of the Mediterranean (in Sicily, Greece, and Asia Minor) in which terracotta lamps with theatrical imagery, as well as terracotta figurines of actors, were associated with Demeter. She discussed the relationship of drama to the cult of Demeter which reflect the similarities between Demeter and Dionysus. Both were agricultural deities, with cult celebrations at harvest-time, and both were associated with death and rebirth.
Date: 05/16/2019
Primary URL: https://www.deu.edu.tr/file/2019/05/Abstracts-booklet-Lamp-symposium-Abridged.pdf
Primary URL Description: Conference program and abstracts of events held at Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
Secondary URL: https://www.fasticongressuum.com/single-post/2018/07/12/CALL-01012019-International-Symposium-Terracotta-lamps-in-Archaic-Classical-Hellenistic-Roman-and-Early-Byzantine-Anatolia-Production-use-typology-and-distribution---Izmir-Turkey
Secondary URL Description: Conference notice
Conference Name: Terracotta lamps in Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine Anatolia: Production, use, typology and distribution

Global Dimensions of Temperance and Prohibition in 1920s Turkey (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Global Dimensions of Temperance and Prohibition in 1920s Turkey
Author: Emine Evered
Abstract: In September 1920, following months of contentious debate in the renegade parliament of what later became the Republic of Turkey (1923-), MPs approved a law that prohibited the production, sale, importation, and consumption of alcohol. This history provides not only a crucial foundation for grasping today’s anti-alcoholism and Islamism under PM Erdogan; it also must be understood as an episode integral to the global dynamics of temperance and prohibitionism that impacted many states of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Date: 01/04/2019
Primary URL: https://aha.confex.com/aha/2019/webprogram/Paper25248.html
Primary URL Description: Conference paper abstract
Secondary URL: https://aha.confex.com/aha/2019/webprogram/Session17763.html
Secondary URL Description: Conference session program, Loyal to God, Loyal to Science: From Religious Temperance to Medicalized Anti-Alcoholism around the World, 1880–1950
Conference Name: American Historical Association 133rd Annual Meeting

Tavern as Site and Spectacle in late Ottoman Urban Life (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Tavern as Site and Spectacle in late Ottoman Urban Life
Abstract: In social histories of the Middle East, coffee and tea houses long constituted focal points in both artistic representation and scholarly research. These were not the only spaces of congregation and interaction, however, just as caffeinated beverages were not the only drinks on tap. Often located in the more cosmopolitan quarters of port cities, the tavern was also a vital site in the urban landscapes of Ottoman society. Featuring not only alcohol, many of these establishments also provided their patrons with food and with access to entertainment, recreation, and opportunities for fraternization with fellow citizens. The tavern served not only as a locus for social gathering and drinking but it also served the state and its officials as a target for levying taxes and rent seeking, policing the empire’s subjects and visitors, and enforcing regulation and/or prohibition. Dr. Evered's research draws on a broad range of primary sources to interrogate the place, purpose, and pertinence of the tavern in Ottoman cities. It also informs and serves as a corrective to ongoing narrative manipulations of the country’s diverse histories and traditions.
Author: Emine Evered
Date: 01/18/2019
Location: Michigan State University, Global Urban Studies Program
Primary URL: https://gusp.msu.edu/_assets/pdfs/Tavern_as_Site_and_Spectacle_in_late_Ottoman_Urban_Life1.pdf
Primary URL Description: Lecture announcement and abstract
Secondary URL: https://gusp.msu.edu/events/GUSP-Colloquium-01-18-2019.html
Secondary URL Description: Event announcement

An Ottoman Tiraz? Sultan Bayezid's Silk at Studenica Monastery, Serbia (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: An Ottoman Tiraz? Sultan Bayezid's Silk at Studenica Monastery, Serbia
Abstract: The treasury of the Studenica Monastery in southern Serbia preserves the only known Ottoman textile attributed to the fourteenth century, a massive silk hanging woven for Sultan Bayezid I. It was donated to the monastery in the very early 1400s by Bayezid’s widow, Mileva Olivera Lazarevic (Despina Hatun). The textile’s two inscriptions—al-Sultan al-calim al-cadil and Sultan Bayezid Khan cazza nasruhu—suggest it was commissioned for the Sultan himself. This talk argues, however, that the manner in which the inscriptions relate to the textile as a whole is at odds with their ostensible message. Rather than a custom design, this silk was probably a rush-job from a workshop accustomed to making goods for a commercial market. This talk introduces the textile, which has received little scholarly attention to date, putting its main features in context of its production as well as discussing its place at Studenica. It also argues for the importance of looking beyond text and evaluating evidence found in objects themselves.
Author: Amanda Phillips
Date: 10/9/2019
Location: Orient-Institut Istanbul
Primary URL: https://www.oiist.org/events/prof-amanda-phillips/
Primary URL Description: Event announcement and abstract

The Localisation of the Global: Ottoman Silk Textiles and Markets (Book Section)
Title: The Localisation of the Global: Ottoman Silk Textiles and Markets
Author: Amanda Phillips
Editor: Dagmar Schafer
Editor: Giorgio Riello
Editor: Luca Mola
Abstract: Dr. Phillips charts the rise of a new east-west node of silk manufacture, the Ottoman empire, stretching from Istanbul and Bursa to Damascus, Chios and the gates of Vienna. Phillips documents the rise and fall of luxury silk production within Ottoman territories. She emphasizes how the empire's legal apparatus interacted with textile types and markets, affecting both internal consumption and exports.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://boydellandbrewer.com/threads-of-global-desire-hb.html
Primary URL Description: Publisher's presentation
Access Model: print
Publisher: Boydell and Brewer
Book Title: Threads of Global Desire: Silk in the Pre-Modern World
ISBN: 9781783272938

Intimate Publics of Divination (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Intimate Publics of Divination
Author: Zeynep Korkman
Abstract: This paper analyzes gendered practices of divination in Turkey as a subaltern vernacular for those disadvantaged along the multiple axes of hetero-patriachal hierarchies and as a medium of navigating gendered and sexualized marginalization. Intimate publics formed around divination offer a safer venue for women and queer folk to explore their desires in context of a disciplining and moralizing public sphere colored by a reinvented gender traditionalism and masculinist violence.
Date: 11/15/2019
Primary URL: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/nwsa/nwsa19/index.php?cmd=Online+Program+View+Session&selected_session_id=1540504&PHPSESSID=3bgpcjjrkaumr3klkhgfhphi81
Primary URL Description: Schedule for session, Intimate Publics and Gender Politics in the Transnational Middle East
Secondary URL: https://www.nwsa.org/
Secondary URL Description: Conference webpage, National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference 2019
Conference Name: Protest, Justice, and Transnational Organizing


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