[MGSA-L] Sixth seminar meeting on “Port Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean. Urban Culture in the Late Ottoman Empire” by Malte Fuhrmann

Athanasios (Sakis) Gekas agekas at yorku.ca
Thu Feb 25 08:10:40 PST 2021

The fifth seminar meeting will be presented in March 1, 2021 by Malte Fuhrmann, research fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, on the topic of Port Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean. Urban Culture in the Late Ottoman Empire.

 Dr Fuhrmann’s study Port Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean: Urban Culture in the Late Ottoman Empire investigates vital changes in the histories of space, consumption, and identities in the port cities of Smyrna, Constantinople, and Salonica (Izmir, Istanbul, and Thessaloniki) in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. It aims to create a more stringent narrative of what urban culture meant and what role the impact of “Europe” played in pre-World War I port cities. What people in Smyrna, Salonica, or Constantinople considered European often followed ostensible forms from elsewhere on the continent, but these forms became suffused with meanings the local residents projected onto them. These interpretations of Europeanness are investigated through a focus on changes in the urban texture, such as the construction of modern quays and representative buildings; leisure practices such as balls, operas, and beer drinking; class, gender, and identity discourses; as well as campaigns targeting foreign prostitutes or vagabonds.

You can register in advance to our seminar meetings using the following link<https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkcuGqqzItHtDmtyTg9PLAqwCQeeFtFYPl> .



Sakis Gekas

Associate Professor

Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair in Modern Greek History

Department of History

York University


Greek Canadian History Project<http://archives.library.yorku.ca/gchp/#>

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