This conference examined various aspects of identity in the late Ottoman empire.​​

Discussant: Ulrike Freitag (SOAS)

  • Bülent Gökay (Keele), A quest for identity: the Kurds in the late Ottoman empire.
  • Nelida Fuccaro (Exeter), The Yazidi Kurds of Iraq: tribe, sect and state in the late Ottoman period.

Discussant: Filiz Yenişehirlioğlu (Cambridge)

  • Alexander de Groot (Leiden), The changing identity of dragomans in the 19th century.
  • Kate Bennison (Cambridge), Prestige by association: Arabo-Ottoman legitimacy in North Africa.
  • Ben Fortna (SOAS), Seizing the moral high ground: discipline and identity in late Ottoman schools.