[R6323] How and When Empire Ends: the Ottoman Empire and its Successors

Created by Milena Methodieva
Tuesday, 11/30/21 11:30 am


This round table aims to engage with the historiography and history of the end of Ottoman rule and the Ottoman Empire’s successors. A growing body of literature has turned to exploring the empire’s last decades and the post-imperial years moving beyond traditional periodization. Scholars have begun to explore the legacies of empire, as well as individuals and communities whose experiences crossed from the imperial into post-imperial worlds or who navigated between empires.
The participants in this round table will discuss the experiences of various areas formerly part of the Ottoman Empire – the Balkans, Turkey, and the Middle East. The round table aims to engage with the following questions: How has the end of empire been presented in the historiographies dealing with different post-Ottoman successors? What are the ruptures and continuities? How do practices, individuals, and connections transcend the imperial and post-imperial worlds? How do the legacies of empire shape the individual and institutional experiences of its successors? The purpose of this round table is not to stoke up “nostalgia for empire.” Instead, it aims to question persisting historiographical limits and point to new paths of inquiry that foster a more nuanced understanding of the continued roles of the Ottoman Empire beyond its formal existence.


Hist; Hist; Hist




Virginia Aksan

(McMaster University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Chair;

Renee Worringer

(University of Guelph)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Michael Provence

(University of California, San Diego)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Cemil Aydin

(UNC-Chapel Hill)
Cemil Aydin is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His research deals with global intellectual history and international history, with a focus on Asia and the Middle East. Cemil Aydin’s publications include his book...
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Milena Methodieva

(University of Toronto)
Milena Methodieva is a scholar of Ottoman, Balkan, and Turkish history, 19-20th c. Her scholarship is concerned with the political, intellectual, and social transformations in the late Ottoman empire, its successors in the Balkans, and modern Turkey....
Panel Participating Role(s): Organizer; Presenter;

Christine Philliou

(UC Berkeley)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Leyla Amzi-Erdogdular

(Rutgers University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Organizer; Presenter;