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Coffee/registration 10:00-10:30  



Emre Sunu, University of California, San Diego

Şevket and Ömer’s Night Out:  Transitions, Transgressions and Social Boundaries in the Late Nineteenth Century Ottoman Leisure-scape

Adam Mestyan, Harvard University

Celebrating ʿĪd al-Fiṭr in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Arab Cities

Joseph Prestell, Max Plank Institute

Negotiating male subjectivities: Practices of Alcohol Consumption in Cairo’s Azbakiyya District, 1890-1910

Avner Wishnitzer, Tel Aviv University

Out of the Limelight: Nightlife away from the Illuminated Boulevards of Late Ottoman Istanbul


12:30-1:30 – Lunch (provided)



Nurçin İleri, Binghamton University

The City Lights of Istanbul in the Early Twentieth Century

Mark Wyers, Leiden University

From Bawdy Houses to Body Politics: Carousing in Istanbul until the Dawn of the Republic

Çiğdem Oğuz, Boğaziçi University

Reshaping Leisure Time: Public Morality and Entertainment Venues during the First World War

D-J MacArthur-Seal, BIAA 

‘On the Border of Dreams’: Intoxication and Imperialism in Occupied Istanbul, 1918-1923


3:30-5:00 – Coffee break



Özde Çeliktemel-Thomen, University College London

Dreamland of Nightlife: Cinema and Theatre-Going in the Late and Post-Ottoman Mediterranean

G. Carole Woodall, University of Colorado

Jazz Culture: Reframing the Early Republican Narrative

Andrew Arsan, University of Cambridge

Stories and Spaces of the Night: Revelry and Revolution in Post-Ottoman Beirut

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