Straddling The East and West: Building A World Military History in The 100th Anniversary of the Great War

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June 10-12, 2015 / South Campus / İstanbul Şehir University History Department

PROGRAM:

10 June 2015, Wednesday

Boat Tour (meal served aboard)
11.30 Meeting at the lobby of Hotel Mercure & transfer to Uskudar on shuttle bus
12.00 Departure from Üsküdar
12.30 View of the Old City and the Golden Horn from the Seaside
13.30 Arrival to Rumeli Hisar.
14.45 Departure from Rumeli Hisar
15.45 Arrival to Anadolu Kavak (the Byzantine Customs on the Anatolian side of the exit to the Black Sea) and Visit to Yoros Fortress
17.15 Departure from Anadolu Kavak
18.30 Arrival to Üsküdar

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11 June 2015, Thursday

09.30 – 10.30 Keynote Speech
Feridun Emecen, “Early Stages of the Ottoman Military Evolution in the Age of Firearms”

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee Break

10.45 – 12.25 PANEL I: Mongol Legacies
Moderator: Bruno de Nicola

10.45 – 11.10 Timothy May, “Chinggis Khan at Chakirmaut: The Mongol Military Revolution”

11.10 – 11.35 Peter Lorge, “The Mongols and the Spread of Gunpowder Across Eurasia”

11.35 – 12.00 Murat Özveri, “Biomechanical Modeling and Assessment of Shooting Technique in Turkish Traditional Archery: A Pilot Study”

12.00 – 12.25 Discussion

12.25 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.40 PANEL II: Ottoman Warlords and the Janissaries
Moderator: Abdülhamit Kırmızı

14.00 – 14.25 Heath Lowry, “Hacı Gazi Evrenos Bey and the Conquest of the Via Egnetia in Rumelia”

14.25 – 14.50 Gülay Yılmaz, “New Soldiers for the New Army: Devshirmes and Others in the Janissary Army”

14.50 – 15.15 Rhoads Murphey, “Comparative Frontier Defense Systems and Organization of the Frontier in the Three Main Land Sectors of the Empire”

15.15 – 15.40 Discussion

15.40 – 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.15 PANEL III: Fortifications in Comparative Perspectives
Moderator: Sara Nur Yıldız

16.00 – 16.25 Wayne Lee, “Ottoman Fortress Design and Comparative Military Revolutions”

16.25 – 16.50 Clifford Rogers, “Sieges, Slaves, and the Economics of Conquest in Medieval Warfare”

16.50 – 17.15 Discussion

19.30 Dinner Hettie Hotel (Departure from the campus to Üsküdar, 18.00; Boat Trip to Karaköy, Şehir Hatları, 18.40 or 18.55)
12 June 2015, Friday

09.30 – 10.45 PANEL IV: Military-Fiscal States
Moderator: Caroline Finkel

09.30 – 09.55 Haldun EvrenkErol Özvar, “War and Fiscal Centralization: The Case of the Late Ottoman Empire”

09.55 – 10.20 Gabor Agoston, “Wars and the Fate of Early Modern Empires: The Ottomans and Their Rivals”

10.20 – 10.45 Discussion

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.40 PANEL V: The Mediterranean Perspective
Moderator: Zeynep Nevin Yelçe

11.00 – 11.25 Emrah Safa Gürkan, “Cuius Mare? Corsairs, Slaves and the Fluid Boundaries of Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean”

11.25 – 11.50 Kelly Devries, “When Tunisia Mattered: Keeping Suleyman the Magnificent Out of the Western Mediterranean”

11.50 – 12.15 Kahraman Şakul, “Ottoman Navy in the Coalition Wars”

12.25 – 12.40 Discussion

12.40 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.40 PANEL VI: Russo-Ottoman Wars
Moderator: Catherine Evtuhov

14.00 – 14.25 Brian Davies, “Russian and Ottoman Military Cultures in the 1768-1774 Russo-Turkish War”

14.25 – 14.50 Virginia H. Aksan, “The Ottoman Revolutionary Moment Revisited”

14.50 – 15.15 Candan Badem, “The Caucasus Front in Russo-Turkish Wars, 1853-1917”

15.15 – 15.40 Discussion

15.40 – 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 – 16.40 Lecture by John A. Lynn II
Moderator: Wayne Lee “Terrorism as World Military History, 1848 to 1914 and Beyond”

16.40 – 17.00 Discussion

17.00 – 17.20 Coffee Break

17.20 – 18.35 PANEL VII: Great War
Moderator: M. Talha Çiçek

17.20 – 17.45 John Robertson, “The Great War as Experienced in Ostrava-Karviná”

17.45 – 18.10 Petar Todorov, “The First World War and Historical Memory in Republic of Macedonia”

18.10 – 18.35 Sterling Michael Pavelec, “War in the Air in the Dardanelles”

18.35 – 18.55 Discussion

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