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Newsletter 2020/2

Istanbul Unbound 2021

 Istanbul Research Institute and Pera Museum organize Istanbul Unbound: Environmental Approaches to the City, an international conference that seeks to offer new insights on the complex layers of Istanbul’s urban landscape, to be held in April 8-11, 2021, at the Pera Museum. It brings together innovative studies in the field of environmental history, political ecology, and critical art studies that utilize transdisciplinary methods and transcend predetermined scales and clearly delineated boundaries between the histories and stories of humans, nonhumans, and the built environment. Istanbul Unbound is organized in collaboration with Heinrich Böll Stiftung-Turkey, and through partnerships with birbuçuk, IstanbuLab, and Occupy Climate Change! A selection of the papers presented in the conference will be published in a special issue of YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies.

The deadline to send paper abstracts is September 1, 2020. 

 
Click here for the call for papers.
 

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ASEH 2021 Conference Cancelled

 

The upcoming American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) Annual Conference has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference was planned to take place in Boston on 20-26 April 2021. 

Environmental History Week replaces the 2021 American Society for Environmental History conference in Boston. The ASEH Board is inviting partner environmental history organizations, including the Network for the Study of Environmental History of Turkey, to organize a variety of smaller, decentralized in-person and digital events at the Environmental History Week during the third week of April 2021. If you are interested in organizing an event in your area, please get in touch with Onur İnal (onur.inal@univie.ac.at).




CfP: Agricultural History Society 2021 Conference -- 'Challenging Crops and Climates',
Las Cruces, New Mexico, June 2-5, 2021
(deadline for  for submissions is September 15, 2020)

 

The 2021 Agricultural History Society annual meeting will take place in Las Cruces, New Mexico from June 2-5. This location, nestled in the Mesilla Valley and surrounded by the northern Chihuahuan desert, provides an excellent vantage point to consider the history of “Challenging Crops and Climates.”

Information ob submissions and other details can be found on the conference website

 

New Books 
 
Türkiye’nin Yakın Tarihinde Hayvanlar: Sosyal Bilimleri İnsan Olmayanlara Açmak

Sezai Ozan Zeybek
Notabene Yayınları, 2020

 
Bu kitap, "biz kimiz" sorusuna alışılmamış bir cevap veriyor. Hayvan-insan ilişkileri üzerinden toplum bilimlerindeki kimi kavramları (millet, aile, adalet, eşitlik, kalkınma…) tartışmaya açarken Türkiye yakın tarihinin çeşitli fasıllarını da başka bir gözle yeniden mercek altına alıyor. 
Şehir ve Hayvan

Hülya Yalçın, Cansu Özge Özmen, vd.
Patika Kitap, 2020

 
Elinizdeki derleme, Türkiye şehirlerini hayvanların penceresinden nasıl görebileceğimiz ya da Türkiye’deki şehir kavrayışını hayvanları merkeze alarak nasıl gözden geçirebileceğimize dair fragmanlar sunuyor, fikirler üretiyor. Bu makalelerin, şehrin haritasına hayvanları yerleştirmek ve şehri kavradığımız kuramsal yaklaşımları hayvanları da hesaba katarak gözden geçirmek doğrultusundaki yeni çalışmalara ilham olmasını diliyoruz.

The Launch of Jadaliyya Environment

Jadaliyya launched a new Environment page, which is a forum for innovative, critical, and incisive analysis and reporting on environmental questions in the Middle East. The Jadaliyya Environment Page invites contributors and readers to rethink these questions by taking a broad stance on what counts as an environmental issue. Whereas environmental questions in the Middle East are usually framed in terms the security of water or oil, this page purposefully seeks out a wide array of sources and perspectives in examining important environmental issues on the ground and across the region.
New Book
 
Çekirgeler, Kürtler ve Devlet: Erken Cumhuriyet Dönemine Yeniden Bakmak

Nevcihan Özbilge
Tarih Vakfı Yurt Yayınları, 2020

Elinizdeki inceleme mevcut sosyal bilim araştırmalarının pek çoğunun erken Cumhuriyet Dönemi’ne ilişkin Türkiye toplumsal, siyasal, kültürel ve ekonomik yaşamını, çoğu zaman doğayı hesaba katmayan yaklaşımlarca ele aldığı gözleminden yola çıkıyor. Erken Cumhuriyet Dönemi Türkiye tarihyazımına “çevre tarihi” çerçevesinden bir müdahalede bulunmayı önüne koyuyor. 
New Book
 
Osmanlı Ormancılığının Zor Yılları

Erhan Kılıç
OGEM-Vak, 2020

İkinci Meşrutiyet sonrası iktidara gelen yönetimler, ormanları devreye sokarak birçok projeyi finanse etmek istemiştir. Ancak bu süreç çok kolay olmamıştır zira haritası, yolu ve planı olmayan ormanların işletilmesi mümkün görülmemiştir. Mevcut sorunları hızlıca çözmek için çare olarak yurtdışından uzman ormancılar davet edilmiştir. Bu kitapta, Birinci Dünya Savaşı'nın devam ettiği zor yıllarda Osmanlı ormancılığının yaşadığı değişim ve dönüşümü okuyacaksınız.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
CfA: The Tallinn Dissertation Prize, European Society for Environmental History (deadline 15 January 2021)

CfP: New Perspectives on Turkey Best Paper Award Call for Papers, 2020 (with focus on historical or contemporary aspects of climate change and environmental studies) (deadline 30 June 2020)

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

CfP: BELLEK Uluslararası Tarih ve Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi Özel Sayısı (Geçmişten Günümüze Salgın Hastalıklar) (deadline 31 October 2020)

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

CfP: Hazardous Hope: Exploring New Ways of Narrating Toxic Bodies and Landscapes?, 9-11 December 2020, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich (deadline 31 July 2020)
OPPORTUNITES

Rachel Carson – Simone Veil Fellowship Summer Term 2021, Munich (deadline 15 August 2020)

Research Assist­ant (PostDoc), History of Technology, TU Berlin (deadline 3 July 2020)

MPhil in Environmental History, Trinity Centre of Environmental Humanities, Dublin (deadline 30 June 2020) 

Assistant Professor, Late Ottoman History, University of Toronto (deadline 8 July 2020) 
NEW PUBLICATIONS

İsmail Yaşayanlar, "Korona Günlerinden Tarihe Bakmak II: Osmanlı Devleti’nde Dezenfeksiyon  Uygulamaları," Toplumsal Tarih 317 (May 2020).

Nükhet Varlık, "İklim Değişimi ve Pandemiler Tarihi," Toplumsal Tarih 317 (May 2020).

Zozan Pehlivan, "El Niño and the Nomads: Global Climate, Local Environment, and the Crisis of Pastoralism in Late Ottoman Kurdistan," Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 63, no. 3 (April 2020): 316-356.

Namık Erkal, "Reserved Abundance: State Granaries of Early Modern Istanbul," Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 79, no. 1 (2020): 17–38.

Onur İnal, Review of Nomad’s Land: Pastoralism and French Environmental Policy in the Nineteenth-Century Mediterranean World - by Andrea E. Duffy, Nomadic Peoples 24, no. 2 (Summer 2020, forthcoming)

Özlem Sert, Review of Seeds of Power. Explorations in Ottoman Environmental History by Onur İnal and Yavuz Köse (eds), Diyâr - Journal of Ottoman, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies 1, no. 1 (2020): 201-204.

Jennifer Derr, Review of Seeds of Power. Explorations in Ottoman Environmental History by Onur İnal and Yavuz Köse (eds), Turkish Historical Review 10, no. 2-3 (2020): 275-280.
SHORT NEWS
 
Isacar Bolaños (Loyola University Maryland) has landed a tenure-track job as Assistant Professor of Modern World History with a specialty in Islamic History at California State University, Long Beach.

Ethemcan Turhan (KTH, Royal Institute of Technology - Sweden) has secured a tenure-track position at Groningen University. Ethemcan will start at Groningen as assistant professor of environmental planning on September 1st.

Elizabeth Williams (University of Massachusetts Lowell) has received an exclusive Kluge Fellowship to spend nearly a year doing research at the Library of Congress, where she will finish her first book, on the transformation of rural life from the late 19th-century Ottoman Empire through the transition to French rule after World War I.

Nurçin İleri (Center for Metropolitan Studies of TU Berlin) has won the Forum Transregionale Studien EUME Fellowship to spend two years in Berlin completing a project titled "The Electrification of Istanbul: Technology, Politics, and Everyday Life".

Semih Çelik’s (Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations - ANAMED) project offer titled “A Contribution to Debates on Commercialization of Agriculture in the Ottoman Empire: Agricultural Production in Biga District, 1840-1860” received support from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK).

Camille Cole (Yale University) has successfully defended her dissertation, "Empire on Edge: Land, Law, and Capital in Gilded Age Basra".

Mohamed Amr Gamal-Eldin (New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Newark) has successfully defended his dissertation, "Cities of Sand: Reshaping the Environment, Building Towns, and Finding Modernity in the Isthmus of Suez, 1856-1936".
OTTOMAN/TURKISH ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY SOURCES
 
There is a regularly updated section on our webpage where Ottoman/Turkish environmental history sources in the field are listed.
 
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