Istanbul Sehir University and the Center for Urban Studies is glad to share with you an information on call for papers for an academic Conference on Ottoman municipalities/Call for Papers for an academic Conference on:
“Ottoman Municipalities – Governing the late Ottoman Cities”
The conference seeks to engage with a number of questions that will provide a forum for academic discussion on the question of Ottoman municipalities and its institutional development. Throughout the last century of the Ottoman Empire through intensive actions of reforms in the army, administration, legislation, economy and education, as well as introduction of modern technological innovations, known in the historiography for the Ottoman Empire as Tanzimat, a complex network of institutions was developed. The municipal institution belediye was one of the very important aspects of the reform of the provincial administration. The municipality represented one of the instruments for the promotion of modernity in the Empire.
Applicants should submit an abstract (max. 500 words) of their paper and short CV in English.
Limited funding for covering travel/accommodation costs may be available.
Date and venue: 6-7 November 2015, Istanbul Sehir University, Center for Urban Studies
Application deadline: 30 June 2015
Organizer responds: 15 July 2015
Please send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>