Category: Ottoman Empire

Coming soon: “Writing rebellion in early modern diplomacy”

In a collaborative endeavour, the research group “Revolts as Communicative Events in the Early Modern Period” based in Konstanz, Germany, has assembled scholars from all across Europe (including Russia) and the United States to contribute collectively to ongoing academic debates on early modern diplomacy. We...

Volkswagen Fellowship Symposium: “Turkish Torture: Staging Atrocity and Fortitude in English Renaissance Drama”

Daniel Vitkus, San Diego: The paper will focus on the representation of torture and execution in English Renaissance drama.  It will explore the ways in which political tyranny could be figured in the image of the Turk, and will show how the “cruel Turk” came...

From Mutual Observation to Propaganda War

Malte Griesse (ed.) From Mutual Observation to Propaganda War Premodern Revolts in Their Transnational Representations The Arab spring, protest movements in the EU, Russia, Turkey or elsewhere, are often labeled as twitter-revolutions. A crucial role is attributed to the new media, coverage of events abroad...