The Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies is excited to host Christine Philliou (Professor of History, UC-Berkeley) for a lecture on "Quiet Revolutions and the Ends of the Ottoman Empire."
The Constitutional Revolution of 1908 is the most famous revolution in Ottoman history. Scholars generally consider that revolution either as an "internal" affair in the context of Turkish nation-state formation (before there was such a things as a Turkish nation-state); or as a turning point in the doomed history of ecumenicity and interconfessional relations in the framework of Ottoman sovereignty. Rarely do historians discuss both in the same framework. When we merge these two frames, we see different actors and ideas.
What happened between 1908 and 1923? And what did these historical events/facts mean to an array of actors who were invested in the Ottoman governing apparatus? I will discuss a few of the "quiet revolutions` that were going on underneath the noisier Constitutional Revolution, and histories that were written at the time to make sense of these revolutions, both quiet and noisy.
To register for this in-person event, please use the Google form HERE.