Conference : « The Conceptualization of Poverty in Ottoman Urban Centers in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries ». Friday, March 18th, 2005. At the Ottoman Bank Museum.
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The series of monthly seminars, "Economy and Society on Both Shores of
the Aegean ", organized by the Ottoman Bank Museum in collaboration with
Alpha Bank and the History Department of Bogazici University, continues
this month on the topic of poverty in the Ottoman Empire. Prof. Haris
Exertzoglou, from the Department of History and Social Anthropology,
at the University of the Aegean in Greece, will be joining us with a
presentation delivered in English, entitled, "The Conceptualization
of Poverty in Ottoman Urban Centers in the Late 19th and Early 20th
Centuries", scheduled for Friday , February 18, at 3:00 p.m.
In his lecture, Haris Exertzoglou will discuss how the conceptualization
of poverty within the rapidly changing early 19th century Ottoman
social environment, shaped both the process of identity formation of the
rising middle classes and the centralizing aspirations of the Ottoman
bureaucracy. Addressing the topic from a comparative perspective, Prof.
Exertzoglou will focus on the Christian Orthodox and Greek-speaking
communities in Istanbul and Izmir.
After graduating from the Department of Economics at the University of
Athens, Prof. Haris Exertzoglou earned his Ph.D. from King's College at
the University of London. Since 1989, he has been teaching late Ottoman
and modern Balkan history in the Department of History and Social
Anthropology at the University of the Aegean . His current research
examines national ceremonies in modern Greece and the reshaping of
Greek national identity. He has written several books and articles on
the social and economic life of the Christian Orthodox populations in
the Ottoman Empire including, Osmanli'da cemiyetler ve Rum cemaati (The
Greek Community and Other Populations of the Ottoman Empire), published
by the History Foundation, in 2004.
The series of monthly seminars, "Economy and Society on Both Shores of the
Aegean", focuses on the Greek-Orthodox populations of the late Ottoman
and early Republican periods. Seminar speakers provide comprehensive
information on the subject and display special awareness of the delicate
Admission to the seminars is free. Arzu Öztürkmen will be our next speaker
at the conference scheduled for Friday, March 18, 2005.
Ottoman Bank Museum - Ottoman Bank Museum
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Karaköy 34420 Istanbul
Tel: (212) 292 76 05