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Of Coffehouse Saints: Ottoman Early Modernity between the Mosque and the Coffeehouse

Date and Time: 
Monday, February 4, 2019. 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Humanities Center Boardroom
Workshop: 
Eurasian Empires
Meeting Description: 

We will meet at 5:30 for dinner. Then Aslıhan Gürbüzel will give a short background sketch of his work, followed by questions and discussion.

Aslıhan Gürbüzel is an assistant professor of Ottoman history at the McGill Institute of Islamic Studies in Montreal. She completed her PhD in history and Middle Eastern studies at Harvard University in 2016. Her research and teaching interests include history of the Ottoman Empire, Islamic political thought, religious movements to 1800, and manuscript studies. She is currently working on her first book based on her PhD dissertation entitled “Teachers of the Public, Advisors to the Sultan: Preachers and the Rise of a Political Public Sphere in Early Modern Istanbul (1600-1670).”

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