2017 Hamburg

 International Conference: Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

27-28 October 2017
Universität Hamburg, Asien-Afrika-Institut

The TürkeiEuropaZentrum (TEZ) of Universität Hamburg will host a two-day academic workshop to examine new approaches to the environmental history of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey. Environmental history is an emerging field in Ottoman and Turkish studies. Contrary to the growing number  of  environmental historical  studies  in  North  America,  Europe,  and  other  parts  of  the  world,  the number of studies in this burgeoning subfield in Ottoman and Turkish studies still can be counted on the fingers of one hand. This workshop is an invitation to historians, sociologists, political scientists, geographers, environmental and natural scientists, and all other researchers, both early career and experienced, identifying themselves or showing an interest in the field of Ottoman/Turkish environmental history.

The conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum, and therefore, is open to a wide range of subjects, topics, approaches, and methodologies. We invite researchers from any disciplines working on projects related to Ottoman/Turkish environmental history to submit proposals for individual papers or panel sessions. The chronological scope is from the foundation of the Ottoman Empire to the present day.

For the conference program, please click here