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Public: Friday Seminar w/ Einar Wigen and Alp Eren Topal
January 31 @ 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm
On this edition of the bi-weekly Lifetimes Friday seminar series, Einar Wigen and Alp Eren Topal from University of Oslo will do a presentation on one of their recent works, a working paper about the politics of translation and the translation of politics in Ottoman discourse. The presentation will be followed by a discussion.
“In this article we will trace the transformation of Ottoman concepts of politics from the early modern tradition through the transformation of the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century reform to the emergence of a public sphere in the second half of the nineteenth century. At stake is the questions of what politics is about, the distinction between a political inside and an outside – related to the domestic/foreign policy distinction – and that of the duties of the state and the statesmen.”