Opportunity for researchers to attend Ottoman Cosmopolitanism Masterclass

CCI lecturer Leslie Hakim-Dowek is delighted to inform colleagues about the opportunity to attend an Ottoman Cosmopolitanism Masterclass at Birkbeck College, London.

[colored_box variation=”mossgreen”]Ottoman Cosmopolitanism Masterclass: “Transmedial/Transcultural Memories: Points of Convergence” Birkbeck College, London, Saturday 29 November 2014[/colored_box]

The Ottoman Cosmopolitanism Network is pleased to present a free half-day masterclass on the topic of transmedial/transcultural Ottoman memories for postgraduate students and early career researchers (who have completed their PhD for no more than 3 years), led by theorist of postmemory, Marianne Hirsch (Professor, Columbia University) and archivist/creator of aka Kurdistan, Susan Meiselas (Magnum photographer). The class will focus on the ways in which transcultural memories becomes crucially translated across various media, including trans-modal forms, e.g. in combination with websites and books, films and exhibitions. The class will also explore the nature of disputed memories and representations of particular attachments to land and place in spite of histories of trauma and exile. While not mandatory to attend, the second half of the day will be dedicated to performances by storytellers and cultural activists who practise differing creative modalities of articulating transcultural Ottoman memories.

Due to the interactive nature of the masterclass, there are only 25 positions available. In order to apply, please fill out the below application form. If accepted, you will be expected to produce of a poster (A4 size fine) which best represents your research and its relation to the central themes of the class. The poster (which will be shared in the class) must include (a) a maximum 300-word description of your current research and how it relates to the topic of the class, and (b) any kind of visual representation of your research: images, diagrams, etc. You may choose to include your poster as part of your application. Applications are encouraged from any field of discipline and do not need to be practice-based. Applicants should also be aware that there will be a small amount of required reading by Hirsch and Meiselas (which will be provided through email) before the class.

Click on the following link for the Ottoman Masterclass Application Form https://ottomancosmopolitanism.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/ottoman-masterclass-application-form2.doc , which is due by 15 October 2014. For a pdf version, click here https://ottomancosmopolitanism.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/click-here1.pdf.

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