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"Women, Gender, and Sex in the Ottoman World" is a series of podcasts that pulls together women’s history and the history of gender and sex in the Ottoman Empire and beyond. It explores the particular historical experiences of women and girls based on the conviction that returning the lives, experiences, and ideas of women to the historical record will change the way we look at historical periods and transformations at large. It also investigates the ways in which gender and sexuality can serve as useful categories of historical analysis (Scott, 1986) as they help us to better understand broad transformations in regimes of knowledge and politics, relations of property, forms of governance, and the nature of the state. (podcast image by Russian photographer Prokudin-Gorskiĭ of Armenian woman in Artvin ca. 1905-1915 courtesy of US Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/prk2000001172/)

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"Women, Gender, and Sex in the Ottoman World" is a series of podcasts that pulls together women’s history and the history of gender and sex in the Ottoman Empire and beyond. It explores the particular historical experiences of women and girls based on the conviction that returning the lives, experiences, and ideas of women to the historical record will change the way we look at historical periods and transformations at large. It also investigates the ways in which gender and sexuality can serve as useful categories of historical analysis (Scott, 1986) as they help us to better understand broad transformations in regimes of knowledge and politics, relations of property, forms of governance, and the nature of the state. (podcast image by Russian photographer Prokudin-Gorskiĭ of Armenian woman in Artvin ca. 1905-1915 courtesy of US Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/prk2000001172/)

    Paraskevi Kyrias, Albania, and the US at the Paris Peace Conference

    Paraskevi Kyrias, Albania, and the US at the Paris Peace Conference

    with Nevila Pahumi hosted by Susanna Ferguson | In 1919, Paraskevi Kyrias went to Paris to advocate for Albanian independence. As a woman in the overwhelmingly masculine space of international diplomacy, she faced sexism and unwanted romantic overtures. Nevertheless, she called on her connections within a global Protestant community, her life in diaspora in the United States, and her experiences at the elite Constantinople Girls' School to play a unique role in the Albanian campaign for independence after World War I. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Nevila Pahumi about Kyrias' story, her leadership of the early Albanian women's movement, and the diary of her experiences in Paris she left behind. We also trace the history of this remarkable woman after 1919, as she and her family were repudiated by a secularizing Albanian state determined to exise Protestant activism from their national history -- until she was once again remade as a feminist icon in the last years of her life. « Click for More »

    Freedom and Desire in Late Ottoman Erotica

    Freedom and Desire in Late Ottoman Erotica

    Episode 448 with Burcu Karahan hosted by Suzie Ferguson Download the podcast Feed | iTunes | GooglePlay | SoundCloud "One Thousand Kisses," "Plate of Cream," "Story of a Lily:" these are some of the provocative titles that graced the covers of Ottoman erotic novels in the early decades of the twentieth century. While erotic fiction and poetry had a long history in Ottoman and Arabic manuscript culture, the erotic novels of the second constitutional period (1908-1914), some creatively adapted from French originals, emerged in a period of unprecedented freedom for writers. Yet the novels themselves were often less explicit and transgressive than their their titles might suggest. In this episode, Burcu Karahan shows how, in late Ottoman fiction, stories about sex and desire celebrated not only sexual freedom, but also conservative fantasies about male sexual power and the power of heterosexual love. « Click for More »

    Osmanlı İstanbul'unda Evlilik ve Boşanma

    Osmanlı İstanbul'unda Evlilik ve Boşanma

    Bölüm 437 Leyla Kayhan Elbirlik Sunucu Can Gümüş Podcast'i indirFeed | iTunes | GooglePlay | SoundCloud Osmanlı'da çiftler nasıl evlenir, nasıl boşanırdı? Bu podcast'te Leyla Kayhan Elbirlik ile İstanbul Bab, Davud Paşa ve Ahi Çelebi mahkemelerinin 1755-1840 yıllarındaki kayıtlarını inceleyerek tamamladığı doktora araştırması odağında, Osmanlı İstanbul'unda evlilik ve boşanma davaları üzerine sohbet ediyoruz. Elbirlik'in araştırması, kadınların evlilik, boşanma ve mülkiyetle ilişkili konularda mahkemeleri aktif olarak kullandıklarını gösterirken, Osmanlı ailesinde ve toplumunda kadının rolüne dair yaygın kanıları da yeniden değerlendiriyor. « Click for More »

    Population and Reproduction in the Late Ottoman Empire

    Population and Reproduction in the Late Ottoman Empire

    Episode 421 with Gülhan Balsoy and Tuba Demircihosted by Suzie Ferguson Download the podcast Feed | iTunes | GooglePlay | SoundCloud How did the experience of pregnancy and childbirth change in the Ottoman Empire in the context of nineteenth-century reforms? In this episode, we discuss how the question of managing a "population" become a key concern for the Ottoman state, bringing new opportunities and difficulties for Ottoman mothers and midwives alike. Questions about childbirth also became enmeshed in late-imperial demographic and cultural anxieties about the relationship between the Empire and its non-Muslim populations. As pregnancy and childbirth drew the attention of medical men, state bureaucrats, and men and women writers in the emerging periodical press, new technologies, regulations, and forms of medical knowledge changed what it meant to give birth and raise a child. « Click for More »

    The Story Has It

    The Story Has It

    a:hover { cursor:pointer; } Episode 419 with İpek Hüner Corahosted by Işın Taylan Download the podcast Feed | iTunes | GooglePlay | SoundCloud Ottoman literature is heavily associated with verse, namely, Ottoman court poetry, and to some extent, folk literature. Ottoman stories, however, remain unexplored, even though they circulated in the empire and entertained many. For us, today, they are an invaluable source to study daily life, gender and space in the early modern Ottoman world. What is an Ottoman story? What do Ottoman stories tell us? In this episode, İpek Hüner Cora joins the podcast to talk about fictional prose stories in the Ottoman Empire and we discuss the gendered and spatial aspects of stories scattered in manuscript collections. « Click for More »

    Osmanlı'da Kadınlar ve Mimarlık Üretimi

    Osmanlı'da Kadınlar ve Mimarlık Üretimi

    Bölüm 384 Muzaffer Özgüleş Sunucu: Can Gümüş Podcast'i indir Feed | iTunes | GooglePlay | SoundCloud Toplumsal cinsiyet bakış açısının son birkaç on yılda Osmanlı tarih yazımına yaptığı müdahaleler, saray kadınlarının imar faaliyetlerinde üstlendiği rolün giderek daha çok araştırılmasına da vesile oldu. Muzaffer Özgüleş’i konuk ettiğimiz bu bölümde, Sultan IV. Mehmed’in hasekisi, Sultan II. Mustafa ve Sultan III. Ahmed’in validesi Gülnuş Emetullah Sultan’ın imar faaliyetlerini detaylandırırken kadın baniler odağında kent, mimarlık üretimi ve toplumsal cinsiyet ilişkisini değerlendiriyoruz. « Click for More »

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