4th Mid-Atlantic Ottoman Studies Workshop

Friday, October 27, 2023, 1:00 pmSaturday, October 28, 2023, 5:30 pm


Event Description

October 27-28, 2023 | Princeton University

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce that Princeton University will host the fourth meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Ottomanist Workshop on 27-28 October 2023. This workshop will provide an opportunity for scholars of Ottoman studies to gather, discuss their research, and receive substantive feedback. This initiative aims to bring together scholars of all stages based in the mid-Atlantic region who are working to advance the study of the Ottoman Empire as well as its interactions with the wider world from the 15th century through the early 20th century.

The theme of the 2023 workshop will be “Networks and Networking in the Ottoman Empire”. From Sufi-guild networks in early-modern Istanbul, to the army-civilian networks forged by the Committee of Union and Progress in the early twentieth century, a dense matrix of relations and interactions linked the Ottoman state to its subjects, mediated between different sections of society, and connected the Ottoman world with people, ideas, and commodities from other geographic regions. This workshop will seek to understand how social, cultural/cross-cultural, diplomatic, entrepreneurial, and geo-spatial networks, influenced the course of Ottoman history.

Logistics: Princeton University will offer hotel accommodations and up to $300 in travel reimbursements for those on the program.

We are currently accepting abstract submissions. Works in progress by early-career scholars and graduate students are especially welcome.

Please submit an abstract (max 300 words) via e-mail to [email protected] by June 1, 2023. We request that you submit your abstracts with the following email subject title: "MAOW 2023 Abstract Submission."

Please include the following information in your email:
1. Name & Current institutional affiliation (title, department/program, institution)
2. Contact information (email, telephone number, and preferred mailing address)
3. Paper Title
4. Abstract


15th & 16th Centuries
17th & 18th Centuries
19th Century
20th Century
Scholarly Series