Date: June 10-11, 2017
Place: santralistanbul Campus, E1-301
The conference is organized by İstanbul Bilgi University Department of History.
During the last twenty or thirty years, scholars working on the Ottoman world and specialists on Mughal and post-Mughal India have become interested in the manner in which chroniclers of the early modern period treated their sources, and in the varying literary conventions that they followed. Moreover, in both fields, historians have realized that official documents do not always convey ‘the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.’ By bringing scholars from different fields together, the organizers hope to promote the understanding that source criticism is a worldwide enterprise and encourage participants to view their own problems in a broader context.
The conference language is English; there will be no translation.
Oktay Özel (Bilkent University)
Ahmet Ersoy (Boğaziçi University)
Edhem Eldem (Boğaziçi University)
Cengiz Kırlı (Boğaziçi University)
Eva Orthmann (Bonn University)
Chander Shekhar (Delhi University)
Sunil Kumar (Delhi University)
Malte Fuhrmann (İstanbul Bilgi University)
Suraiya Faroqhi (İstanbul Bilgi University)
Murat Dağlı (İstanbul Bilgi University)
Başak Tuğ (İstanbul Bilgi University)
Ranjeeta Dutta (Jawaharlal Nehru University/Delhi)
Najaf Haider (Jawaharlal Nehru University/Delhi)
Denise Klein (Leibniz Institut für Europäische Geschichte/Mainz)
Hakan Erdem (Sabancı University)
Tülay Artan (Sabancı University)
Bidisha Dhar (Tripura University)
Konrad Petrovszky (Vienna University)
Fatma Tunç Yaşar (Yıldız Technical University)