In this keynote lecture of the conference Narrating Exile in and Between Europe and the Ottoman Empire/Modern Turkey Edhem Eldem will discuss the ongoing movement of people between Europe and Turkey.
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This event can also be attended online.
Recent surveys suggest that at least two thirds of the Turkish youth dream of leaving Turkey and settling abroad, preferably in the “West,” defined in broad civilizational terms. This may be the ultimate point reached in a long and painful process, which has plagued the Ottoman Empire and Turkey for at least two centuries, causing the departure, flight, exile, expulsion, deportation of individuals, groups, or entire communities from their native lands. On the other hand, it is also true that the same period was witness to a constant flow of men of women who sought temporary or permanent residence in “Turkey”, for reasons ranging from curiosity and business to political asylum and outright survival.
This public lecture is part of the international conference Narrating Exile in and Between Europe and the Ottoman Empire/Modern Turkey organized by the Turkey Studies Network in the Low Countries (TSN) & the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES), 11-12 November. For more information: www.turkeystudiesnetwork.org.
About the speaker
Edhem Eldem is Professor of History at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul and has been appointed as Professor to the International Chair in Turkish and Ottoman History at the Collège de France since 2017.