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RA-259286-18
Long-term Research Fellowships at the American Research Institute in Turkey
C. Brian Rose, American Research Institute in Turkey

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From Graveyards to the ‘People’s Gardens’: the Making of Public Leisure Space in Istanbul (Book Section)
Title: From Graveyards to the ‘People’s Gardens’: the Making of Public Leisure Space in Istanbul
Author: Berin Gölönü
Editor: Güldem Baykal Büyüksaraç
Editor: Derya Özkan
Abstract: This article focuses on the history of recreational sites in the Taksim area of Istanbul, from their use in the late nineteenth century through their transformation over time. It argues for the importance of preserving historic recreation sites that carry significance for urban residents as spaces where individual and collective social histories have played out. The site that is now termed Taksim Square and Gezi Park has, and continues to be, a charged site of protest where power struggles have taken place between individuals, communities and municipal powers. Most recently, in 2013, this struggle revolved around preserving the square and the park as a public space. While it is important to preserve the park and square, it is also important to lend voice to the various histories that lie buried within this site. Turkey’s dominant political leadership not only employs a neo-Ottoman aesthetic in the neo-liberal development plan for Turkey’s major cities, but it is also resurrecting symbols that represent the late-Ottoman project of modernity. This study articulates a counter-narrative to a selective preservation of late-Ottoman history to ask if and how the people’s gardens truly served the “public benefit” in the past, which publics they served, and how various communities exerted effort to acquire access to and visibility within these spaces.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.routledge.com/Commoning-the-City-Empirical-Perspectives-on-Urban-Ecology-Economics/Ozkan-Buyuksarac/p/book/9780367076566
Primary URL Description: Publisher Routledge's presentation of the book
Access Model: print and ebook
Publisher: Routledge
Book Title: Commoning the City: Empirical Perspectives on Urban Ecology, Economics, and Ethics
ISBN: 9780367076566

Ottoman Moral Entrepreneurs, Cultural Politics and Moral Citizenship in Late Ottoman Society (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Ottoman Moral Entrepreneurs, Cultural Politics and Moral Citizenship in Late Ottoman Society
Author: Melis Hafez
Abstract: This paper explores the development of deontological morality as a form of social intervention in late Ottoman society (1870s-1920). Undergoing socioeconomic and political upheavals in this period, the Ottoman public sphere was saturated with moral reform demands. This project focuses on a cohort of moralists, who took an entrepreneurial role in indigenizing a duty-centered civic morality, while criticizing state and society. Having diverse ethno-confessional (Muslim, Christian, Jewish) and ideological origins, they played a significant role in articulating clashing politico-moral visions. The language they constructed contributed significantly to the politicization of morality and moralization of citizenship in Ottoman and post-Ottoman societies.
Date: 3/30/2019
Primary URL: https://www.academia.edu/38347207/Mid-Atlantic_Ottoman_Studies_Workshop_Program_2019
Primary URL Description: Mid-Atlantic Ottoman Studies Workshop 2019, announcement and program
Conference Name: Mid-Atlantic Ottoman Studies Workshop 2019

Nativist Modernism and Cultural Difference in Turkish Republican Imagery (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Nativist Modernism and Cultural Difference in Turkish Republican Imagery
Abstract: Professor Gölönü looks at the relationship between cultural heritage practices and artistic output in the transition from the late Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic. She focuses on photographic albums, paintings, and commentaries commissioned by the 19th C. Ottoman ruler Abdulhamid II, to document early Ottoman settlements, history, and culture. She explores connections between late Ottoman artistic development and the canonization of art history. She discusses how folkloric practices, motifs, and narratives then combined with modernist aesthetics in the works of the artists of the 1930s and 1940s in Turkey and the interplay of a "nativized" cultural identity with a nationalist art history.
Author: Berin Gölönü
Date: 1/6/2020
Location: ARIT Istanbul
Primary URL: https://www.facebook.com/149955911712053/photos/a.617680451606261/3528349137206030/?type=3
Primary URL Description: Lecture publicized on Facebook page of the Friends of ARIT, Istanbul


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