Past Event

CANCELLED: Mare Fugitivum: Fugitivity & the Making of the Otto. Med.

April 26, 2024
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 333


Mare Fugitivum: Fugitivity and the Making of the Ottoman Mediterranean

April 26, 2:30 – 6:00 pm, Uris Hall, Room 333, Columbia University

Organized by Ayse Polat, Postdoctoral Fellow, Sakip Sabanci Center for Turkish Studies


Registration is required for both Columbia and non-Columbia guests. Please click the link below for registration.



Welcoming Remarks: 2:30 – 2:40 pm

Panel I: 2:40 – 4:10 pm

Chair: Andreas Guidi

Ayse Polat, “Notes on Fugitivity and Carcerality in Late Ottoman History”

Lale Can, “On Creating an Ottoman Siberia: Toward a New History of Ottoman Carceral Geographies”
Zavier Wingham, “Unmoored and Enslaved Crisis of the African in the Ottoman Black Mediterranean, 1880s - 1890s”

Break: 4:10 – 4:30 pm
Panel II: 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Chair: Ayse Polat

Youssef Ben Ismail, "Acting Like One’s (Legal) Self: Petty Thieves, Political Dissidents, and Other Legal Experts around the Ottoman Mediterranean”

Hazal Özdemir, “They Migrate Due to the Poverty or Loneliness:” Categorizing/Counting Migrants at the Ottoman Mediterranean"
Andreas Guidi, “A post-Ottoman history of the Aliyah Bet: Shipping agents, Imperial Surveillance, and Jewish Fugitives, 1941-1948”

Contact Information

Sakip Sabanci Center for Turkish Studies