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Newsletter 2019/4

 
2020 ASEH Conference
"Reparative Environmental History"

Ottawa, Canada, 25-29 March 2020

The 2020 American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) Conference will be held in Ottawa, Canada, starting on 25th March.

Among the presenters from our network are:

Dredging Without Machines: Ottoman Sediment Removal along the Euphrates River, Faisal Husain (The Pennsylvania State University)

Fluid Lands: Property, Floods and the Making of Capitalism in Ottoman Western Anatolia, Önder Eren Akgül (Georgetown University)

A Gift from “Earth”: Agronomy and the Soap Production in Early Modern Izmir, Mehmet Kuru (Sabancı University)

Iraq's Third River: Oil, Water, and Post-WWII Developmentalism, Dale J. Stahl (University of Colorado Denver)
New Book
 
Imperial Mecca 
Ottoman Arabia and the Indian Ocean Hajj

Michael Christopher Low 
Columbia University Press, 2020

Michael Christopher Low analyzes the late Ottoman hajj and Hijaz region as transimperial spaces, reshaped by the competing forces of Istanbul’s project of frontier modernization and the extraterritorial reach of British India’s steamship empire in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea. 

New Book
 
Nomad's Land
Pastoralism and French Environmental Policy in the Nineteenth-Century Mediterranean World

Andrea E. Duffy
Nebraska University Press, 2019

In Nomad's Land Andrea E. Duffy investigates the relationship between Mediterranean mobile pastoralism and nineteenth-century French forestry through case studies in Provence, French colonial Algeria, and Ottoman Anatolia.

Under Osman’s Tree now in Turkish

Alan Mikhail's Under Osman’s Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History has been translated into Turkish and published by the İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları.

From the publisher's note to the Turkish edition of Under Osman's Tree.

Osmanlı tarihinde doğa ve iktidar arasındaki bağı, incelemesinin merkezine yerleştiren Osman’ın Ağacı Altında, Ortadoğu tarihine yeni bir bakış açısı sunma iddiasında olan bir kitap.

1517’de fethedilmesinden 1882’de İngiliz güçlerine kaybedilmesine kadar geçen sürede, Osmanlı’nın tüm idari ve iktisadi sisteminin merkezinde rol oynayan ve tek başına imparatorluğun en büyük gıda tedarikçisi olan Mısır’a odaklanan Alan Mikhail ekoloji-siyaset ilişkisini ve bunların birbirini etkileme tarzlarını araştırıyor.

Yöntem ve analiz aracı olarak çevre tarihçiliğini kullanan yazar, doğal kaynakların yönetimi ve su idaresine ek olarak iklim, hastalıklar, emek ve ekonomik dönüşüm gibi daha pek çok konuya kitabında yer veriyor.


Call for Submissions:
Special Issue of Diyâr on
“Human-Animal Encounters in the Middle East”


Deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2019

Diyâr – Journal of Turkish, Ottoman, and Middle Eastern Studies will publish a special issue on human-animal relations in the Middle East from the past to the present day. For its themed journal issue, the journal invites submissions that consider the interplay between human and non-human animals. Contributions from across disciplines such as (but not limited to) political science, history, sociology, anthropology, literary studies, religious studies, art history, psychology, ecology, bioscience/biomedical research, biology are welcomed.

The special issue on human-animal encounters in the Middle East is to be published in Spring 2021. The deadline for abstracts is 31 December 2019. More information can be found in this CfP.

Toplumsal Tarih (Journal of Social History) has published a dossier on Ottoman environmental history. The dossier "Osmanlı'da Çevre, İklim ve İnsanlar" is the third dossier in row the journal has published. The dossier on animals (İnsanın Kadim Dostu: Hayvanlar) appeared in the October 2019 issue (Issue no. 310) and the dossier on the natural history museums in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey (Tasniften Teşhire: Osmanlı’dan Cumhuriyet’e Doğa Tarihi Müzeleri) was published in the November 2019 issue (Issue no. 311) of the journal.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
CfPTurkologentag 2020, 16-18 September 2020, Mainz/Germany (deadline 15 February 2020)

CfA: The Richard Gillespie Mediterranean Prize for Early Career Researchers (deadline 31 December 2019)

CfPThe British Animal Studies Network 2020 Meeting "Violence", 24-25 April 2020, Glasgow/UK (deadline 10 January 2020)

CfA: GTOT Prize for Outstanding Theses in the Fields of Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish studies (deadline 1 May 2020)

CfA: Maurice Daumas Prize of the International Committee for the History of Technology, 2020 (deadline 15 January 2020)

CfA: Turriano ICOHTEC Prize (an Early Career Prize for Books on the history of technology) (deadline 1 February 2020)

CfP: petrocultures2020: transformations, 26-29 August 2020, Stavanger/Norway (deadline 20 January 2020)

CfA: 2020 ASI-UIUC Summer Institute in Human-Animal Studies, 12-19 July 2020, Urbana-Champaign/USA (deadline 28 February 2020)

CfP: Mediterranean Studies Association - 23rd Annual International Congress, 27-30 May 2020, Gibraltar/UK (deadline 1 February 2020)

CfP42nd History of Technology Conference 2020 'Raw Materials. Natural Resources in History', 13-14 November 2020, Schaffhausen/Switzerland (deadline 31 January 2020)


CfPGlobal Politics in the Era of Climate Change, 3 April 2020, The Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs, Newark/USA (deadline 10 January 2020)

CfPThe 11th Western Ottomanists’ Workshop, 10-11 April 2020, California State University Sacramento/USA (deadline 13 January 2020)

CfPTensions of Europe Research Group Workshop “Coproduction of territories and their resources”, 16-17 April 2020, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg/Russia (deadline 10 January 2020)

CfPGlobal Politics in the Era of Climate Change, 3 April 2020, The Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs, Newark/USA (deadline 10 January 2020)

CfP: İçtimaiyat Dergisi Özel Sayısı
(Osmanlı'dan Günümüze Türkiye'de Doğal Afetler ve İnsan) (Deadline 1 August 2020)

CfP: New Journal: 
Anthropocenes – Human, Inhuman, Posthuman
OPPORTUNITES

The American University in Cairo, Director, Middle East Studies Center

M.Phil in Environmental History, Trinity College Dublin / Ireland (deadline 31 May 2020)

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Oslo (deadline 12 January 2020)


Doctoral Research Fellowship in Environmental HistoryUniversity of Oslo (deadline 15 January 2020)

4-year Post-Doc Project, History of Middle Eastern Water Management, Radboud University / The Netherlands (deadline 9 January 2020)

Ph.D. Research Grant at the Orient-Institut in Istanbul (deadline 5 January 2020)

Environmental Fellows Program, Center for the Environment, Harvard University (deadline 10 January 2020)


2-year Postdoctoral Fellow in "Capitalism and Environmental Sustainability", University of North Carolina at Charlotte (deadline 19 March 2020)

Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowships, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (deadline 31 January 2020)


Two-year Mellon post­doctoral fellowship in Science & Technology Studies (STS), Williams College (deadline 10 January 2020)
NEW PUBLICATIONS

Antonis Hadjikyriacou, “Çevre Tarihi, İktisat Tarihi ve Coğrafi Bilgi Sistemleri: Kıbrıs'ın 1572 Yılı Mufassal Defterinin Analizi,” Toplumsal Tarih 312 (December 2019): 44-49.

Fatma Şimşek, "The Role of the Islands and Islanders in the Illegal Felling and Smuggling of Timber from the Ottoman Mediterranean and Aegean Coastlines in the 19  the Century," Adalya - The Annual of the Suna & Inan Kirac Research Institute on Mediterranean Civilizations 22 (2019): 381-400.

Isacar A. Bolaños, "The Ottomans during the Global Crises of Cholera and Plague: The View from Iraq and the Gulf,International Journal of Middle East Studies 51, no. 4 (2019): 603-620.  

K. Mehmet Kentel, "Doğanın “Kozmopolis”i: Terkos Suyolu Boyunca Kentliler, Köylüler ve Hayvanlar," Toplumsal Tarih 312 (December 2019): 30-37.

Önder Eren Akgül, "John R. McNeill ile Çevre Tarihi Üzerine Mülakat," Toplumsal Tarih 312 (December 2019): 26-29.

Önder Eren Akgül, "Batı Anadolu'da Keresteciler, Köylüler ve Müşterekler: “Koskoca Bir Ormanın Tahribi ve İmhası,” Toplumsal Tarih 312 (December 2019): 50-65.

Zozan Pehlivan, “Küresel Perspektifle Bölgesel Olana Bakmak: Osmanlı Kürdistanı’nın Çevre Tarihi,” Toplumsal Tarih 312 (December 2019): 38-43.
SHORT NEWS
 
Selçuk Dursun has been appointed as vice chair of the Middle East Technical University's History Department.

Ethemcan Turhan has joined the editorial board of Dialogues in Human Geography, a peer-reviewed journal from SAGE Publishing.

Iva
Lučić has been selected to the ESEH Travel Grant Committee for the 2019-2021 term.
OTTOMAN/TURKISH ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY SOURCES
 
There is a new section on our webpage where new sources in the field are listed.

Contact us at info@envhistturkey.com if you have a new publication.
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Dr. Onur İnal

Near Eastern Studies Department, University of Vienna
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