Occupied Istanbul: Urban Politics, Culture and Society, 1918-1923

Occupied Istanbul: Urban Politics, Culture and Society, 1918-1923

A three-day international conference cosponsored with the British Institute at AnkaraBoğaziçi University Department of History, The American Research Institute in Turkey, and SALT Research

Location: Salt Galata / Boğaziçi University / Online 

On the morning of 16 March 1920, British military forces, which had been present in Istanbul alongside wartime allies France, Italy and Greece since November 1918, conducted a series of arrests of high profile former and serving Ottoman officials and officers, took control of multiple government ministries, and declared martial law. It was not until 6 October 1923 that Allied forces departed the city. The centenaries of the official occupation of Istanbul and its evacuation present a useful moment in which to promote a more comprehensive study of the politics, culture, and society of the period. Despite the wealth of relevant multi-national archival holdings available, the occupation has been largely ignored in public memory and academic writing in the former occupying powers and is often marginalised in the Anatolia-focused history of the War of Independence in Turkey. The conference, a partnership between the American Research Institute in Turkey, Boğaziçi University Department of History, the British Institute At Ankara, Institut Français des Etudes Anatoliennes, and Salt Research, brings together many of the scholars who have worked to fill this historiographical hole in recent years, and will provide an opportunity to discuss how occupation impacted issues as diverse as politics, policing, music, archaeology, commerce, fashion, the press, labour, infrastructure, justice, and housing.

Find out more about this three-day conference here: https://biaa.ac.uk/events/occupied-istanbul/


Date de l'événement 30/06/2022 1:30 pm
Date de fin 02/07/2022 8:00 pm
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