Book Talk "Representing Modern Istanbul"

Netherlands Institute in Turkey (Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü - NIT)

Tarih : 09-06-2022 18:30 - 09-06-2022 20:00

Enno Maessen (Utrecht University) will talk about his new book on the urban history of Beyoglu: Representing Modern Istanbul: Urban History and International Institutions in Twentieth Century Beyoglu, published by I.B. Tauris. He will present case studies of the local and international institutions in the area, talk about the neighborhood as a centre point of Turkey's cinema culture and its influential francophone, British and German schools which educated many of Turkey's future elite. These case studies reveal the effects of changing political circumstances, from the rise of nationalism to Turkey's place in the Cold War, as well as critically examining Beyoglu's legacy as a multicultural centre.

Enno Maessen is Lecturer in History at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He has (co-)authored articles and reviews in Patterns of Prejudice, Middle Eastern Studies, The Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association, Journal of World History, and International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity.

Nilay Özlü is an architectural historian with a focus on the urban culture of Istanbul, late-Ottoman history, museum studies, and court culture. She received the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Fellowship by the Society of Architectural Historians, the Barakat Trust Award by Oxford University and Getty Foundation Connecting Art Histories Scholarship. Özlü is an Assistant Professor at Bilgi University, teaching architectural design, history, and theory.

The talk will be in English.
No registration is required for this event. 
Moderator: Nilay Özlü (Bilgi University)
 Date & Time: 9 June 2022, 18:30
Location: ANAMED Auditorium
İstiklal Street, no.181, Merkez Han