International workshop:”Inquiring Temporal Otherness: Timekeeping and Attitudes towards Time in the Balkans and the Ottoman Empire”



Τhe Institute for Mediterranean Studies – Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas announces an international workshop on “Inquiring Temporal Otherness: Timekeeping and Attitudes towards Time in the Balkans and the Ottoman Empire (16th-20th c.)“.

The symposium will take place at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (Melissinou & Nikiforou Foka 130, Rethymno, Crete) on23-24 October 2015.

Friday, October 23

Chair: Antonis Hadjikyriacou (Rethymno)

17:00-17:20 Addresses

17:20-17:40 Andreas Lyberatos (Athens-Rethymno), Constructing temporal otherness: western travelers and timekeeping in the Ottoman Balkans (16th -19th centuries)

17:55-18:15 Break

18:15-18:35 Salim Ayduz (Manchester), Ottoman time-keeping houses: Muwaqqitkhânas

18:50-19:10 Dimitrios Charitatos (Rethymno), Clocks of the public space in Northern Greece from 16th century to the interwar period

19:25-19:45 Mehmet Kendirci (Tokat), Time as an apparatus of building citizenship in Turkey in the late Ottoman and the early Republican era

Saturday, October 24

Chair: Nazan Çiçek (Ankara)

10:00-10:20 Manolis Arkolakis (Athens), Entertainment and leisure in Athens in the “Time of modernity”

10:35-10:55 Rory Archer (Graz), ‘Speeding up and slowing down’: temporalities of modernization in socialist Yugoslavia

11:10-11:30 Break

11:30-11:50 Marinos Sariyannis (Rethymno), ‘Temporal modernization’ in the Ottoman pre-Tanzimat period

12:05-12:25 Avner Wishnitzer (Tel Aviv), The mechanics of divine time: clocks and power in the 18th -century Ottoman Empire

12:40-13:25 Concluding remarks, discussion, farewell

13:25-14:30 Light lunch

Organizing Committee: Andreas Lyberatos, Ass. Professor, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences/IMS Marinos Sariyannis, Principal Researcher, IMS Dimitrios Charitatos, Post-doctoral fellow, IMS