Conferences and Panels Attended

“Does Bureaucracy Ensure ‘Rule Of Law’ or ‘Rule Of Bureaucrats’? A Critique of Modern Bureaucracy in the Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Empire” at the workshop The Changing Frontiers of Political History, 16th-20th Centuries. Organized by the Association for Political History. Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po, Paris, France, Oct 26-27, 2017.

“The Culmination of Public Discontent before the Student Uprising of May 1876” in TurkologenTag 2016 Second European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies at the Hamburg University Asien-Afrika Institute. Organized by Gesellschaft für Turkologie, Osmanistik und Türkeiforschung (GTOT). Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany, Sep 14-17, 2016.

“A Non-Nationalistic Experiment of Constitutional Democracy in 19th-Century Europe: The Ottoman Parliament of 1877-1878” at the workshop Understanding Political History in and beyond the Nation State at the Leiden University Institute of History. Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands, Oct 22-23, 2015.

“1870’ler Basınındaki Siyasi Tartışmalar Işığında Sultan Abdülaziz Döneminde Kamuoyunun Siyasi İşlevi” [The Political Function of Public Sphere during the Reign of Abdulaziz according to Political Debates in the Press of 1870s] in Sultan Abdülaziz ve Dönemi Sempozyumu. Türk Tarih Kurumu, Ankara, December 12-13, 2013.

“From Artistic Subjectivity to Political Collectivism: Namık Kemal among The Young Ottomans” in the 14th Annual Colloquium of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, May 25, 2013.

“Orientalist Influences on Cenap Şahabettin’s Travelogues” in Conference on Rethinking the Modern: Colonialism, Empire and Slavery. Organized by The British Sociological Association and the University of Warwick. Birmingham Midlands Institute, Birmingham, UK, July 11, 2011.

“Evaluating Recent Developments in Religion and Ethics Courses” in Panel on Religious Education in Turkey within the Context of the Constitutional Debate. Organized by Pir Sultan Abdal Culture Association. Ankara Bar Association, Ankara, Turkey, March 22, 2008.

“Contemporary Interpretations of Kemalism” in Panel on Kemalism and Civilisation. Organized by the non-governmental organization Political Horizons Movement (Siyasal Ufuk Hareketi). Sabanci University. Istanbul, Turkey. November 10, 2007.

“The Religion Approved by the Ministry of National Education”, in Conference on Rising Nationalism(s) in Turkey in Memory of Hrant Dink, organized by the non-governmental organization Political Horizons Movement (Siyasal Ufuk Hareketi). Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey, May 12-13, 2007.

“The Promotion of Nationalism in Turkey by the State: Content Analysis of Friday Sermons and High School ‘Religion and Ethics’ Course Books”, presented at the University of Amsterdam. In Lost on Location: Questioning Culture, Religion and Identities across Turkey and the Netherlands Graduate Student Workshop. University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, December 14-19, 2005.

“Copyright vs. Internet: Has the Birth of Electronic Media Been at the Cost of the Death of Literature?”, presented at Aarhus University. In Graduate Student Conference: The Materiality of the Novel. Aarhus University, Denmark, May 5, 2005.