Thursday 13 September

9.00-10.30  Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Space 

“German expatriates in the “twilight” of the Ottoman empire: Friedrich Schrader in Istanbul, 1908-1919”

Philip Wirtz (SOAS, London)

“Post-Ottoman dreams and nightmares in the Mandate Middle East”

Michael Provence (University of California San Diego)

“The making of the Greek refugee memory in the interwar period”

Haris Exertzoglou (University of the Aegean)

10.30-11.00 Coffee  

11.00-12.30 Politics in Exile

“The great opening of space: conceptualizing the nexus between migration and the abstraction of Arab and Muslim political identities in the interwar period”

Peter Wien (University of Maryland)

“Politics in exile: strategies of opposition to the republic among Turkish exiles in the interwar period”

Ebru Boyar (METU, Ankara)

“Pan Arabism and Zionism in the interwar period: on two unrealized population transfers”

Eli Osheroff (Leibniz-ZMO-Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

Friday 14 September

8.30-10.00 Mobility

“Strolling through Istanbul: Egyptians in 1930s Turkey”

Amit Bein (Clemson University)

“Regional careers: the mobility of doctors across new frontiers”

Liat Kozma (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

“The many roads to the “Right Path”. Muslim association El-Hidaje between Egypt and Yugoslavia” 

Fabio Giomi (CETOBAC, Paris)

10.00-10.30 Coffee

10.30-12.00 Integration

“Yugoslav Muslims and Turkey: nation, allegiance, and migration in the interwar period”

Leyla Amzi-Erdogdular (Rutgers University, Newark)

“Worlds old and new: Muslim émigrés from Bulgaria in the aftermath of empire and the early Turkish republic”

Milena Methodieva (University of Toronto)

“Integration and visibility strategies of the middle-class refugees in Ayvalık after the Greek and Turkish compulsory population exchange”

Seda Özdemir Şimşek (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul)

12.00-13.00 Borders

“Short distance mobility across the Syrian-Turkish border, 1929-1939: paradoxes of a global Middle East”

Jordi Tejel (University of Neuchâtel)

“Convergence, territoriality and the Soviet-Turkish Border Treaty of 1928”

Onur İşçi (Bilkent University, Ankara)

14.30-16.00 Colonialism

“Colonialism and mobility in Libya during the Balbo era, 1934-1940”

Brian McLaren (University of Washington)

The colonization of Aromanians in Southern Dobruja (1925-1933)”

Nikola Minov (St. Cyril and St Methodius University, Skopje)

“Muslim religious mobility in moving pictures: the Dutch Hajj documentary film Het Groote Mekka Feest (1928) and its colonial context”

Amr Ryad (KU Leuven)

16.00-16.30 Coffee 

16.30-18.00 The Search for a Better Life 

“Between two newly established nation states. Unwanted and (un)desirable Muslim migration from Yugoslavia to Turkey during the 1920s” 

Edvin Pezo (IOS Regensburg)

“‘We want our share of life, light and freedom’: exile, migration and the rise of nationalism in colonial Algeria in the interwar period”

Rabah Aissaoui (University of Leicester)

“From Marjayoun to Oklahoma: the globalization of the periphery in interwar Lebanon”

Toufoul Abou-Hodeib (University of Oslo)

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