THE HISTORY OF ARCHAEOLOGY FROM
THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE TO THE REPUBLIC

SALT GALATA

MARCH 2, 2012 12.00 – 17.45

SALT Galata, Auditorium



Conceived in the context of the Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914 exhibition, the conference aims to reach beyond the exhibition and its publication’s time frame to include the Republican Era. Local and international experts from diverse disciplines will not only explore the problematic of restoration and the place of archaeology in visual and popular culture, but will also revisit and discuss the politics of archaeology by bringing to the fore issues like the sharing of archaeological objects, national identity, ownership and historiography. Scramble for the Past is open at SALT Galata until March 11.

SCHEDULE



12.00

Opening remarks

SESSION 1
Moderator: Nora Şeni, Professor of Urbanism, French Archaeological Institute of İstanbul

12.10

“The Poetics of Ruins versus Anastylosis: Archaeology and Aesthetics”
Sophie Basch, Professor of French Literature, University of Sorbonne-Paris (Paris IV)

12.40

“The Lens of Archaeology: Photographic Explorations of Ottoman Antiquity in the 19th (and early 20th) century”
Fred Bohrer, Professor of Art and Archaeology, Hood College

13.10-13.30

Question & answer

13.30-14.45

Lunch break


SESSION 2
Moderator: Felix Pirson, Professor of Archaeology, German Archaeological Institute, İstanbul Department

14.45

“Ottoman Bureaucracy’s Tightening Grip: The Activities of Hormuzd Rassam and the Division of Spoils in the 1880s”
Gül Pulhan, Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Koç University

15.15

“History, Archaeology and the Cyprus Archaeological Museum”
Suna Güven, Professor of Architectural History, Middle East Technical University

15.45-16.15

Coffee break


SESSION 3
Moderator: Gül Pulhan, Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Koç University

16.15

“The Contribution of Studies on Ancient Settlements and Monuments to the Ancient Historiography of Anatolia”
Mustafa Sayar, Professor of Ancient History, İstanbul University

16.45

“Westernism, Pan-Turkism, Anatolism and Archaeology in the Modernization Process from the Ottoman to Republican Eras”
Mehmet Özdoğan, Professor of Prehistory, İstanbul University

17.15-17.45

Question & answer


Simultaneous translation will be provided.

Sophie Basch’s participation is supported by the French Institute for Anatolian Studies.
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