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

Salt Galata

June 30, 2022 15.30

Conference Poster V6 1
Floor -2, Auditorium

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, Occupied Istanbul: Urban Politics, Culture and Society, 1918-1923 aims to provide an opportunity to discuss how occupation impacted issues as diverse as politics, policing, music, archaeology, commerce, fashion, the press, labor, infrastructure, justice, and housing. On the first day of this three-day program, June 30, the conference will be hosted by Salt.

The conference will be held in English and can be attended both physically and online. Participants are welcome to register online. For further information, please click here.


15.30-16.00 Introductions

Yaşar Tolga Cora (Boğaziçi University): Welcome address
Daniel-Joseph MacArthur-Seal (British Institute at Ankara): “Thinking about occupied Istanbul”

16.00-18.00 Panel 1
Chair: Gizem Tongo (Middle East Technical University)

Ceren Abi (Kadir Has University): “Archaeology in the occupied city: the Allied scholarly and archaeological activities in Istanbul”
Ayşe Özil (Sabancı University): “Import trade in Istanbul under Allied occupation: Greek trading companies of Galata”
Carole Woodall (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs): “Post-armistice Pera: considering occupation through the lens of early jazz”
Özde Çeliktemel-Thomen (Middle East Technical University): “Occupied Istanbul on reel: wartime films, culture, and society”

18.30-20.00 Keynote and Reception
Odile Moreau (Paul-Valéry University, Montpellier III): “Occupied Istanbul: a new form for military domination”