Online Talk: Dr. Murat Şiviloğlu

Online Talk: Dr. Murat Şiviloğlu

Starts on Thu, 3 Mar 2022 19:00 Greenwich Mean Time (UTC±0)

Register here.

The Ottoman Empire and the Emergence of its Irish Question: Online Talk with Dr. Murat Şiviloğlu

About this event

Yunus Emre Institute in London is delighted to present a new and fascinating online talk as part of the Arts & Culture Lecture series with Dr Murat Şiviloğlu on “The Ottoman Empire and the Emergence of its Irish Question” on Thursday 3rd of March at 19:00.

The event will start with a talk by Dr Murat Şiviloğlu and will be followed by a Q&A session.


The Ottoman Empire and Ireland seem an unlikely pair in every respect. In the secondary literature, the paths of the two countries never converge. Except for Sultan Abdülmecid’s famous aid during the Famine, there has been virtually no discussion of the relationship between the two countries.

By using the accounts of Ottoman authors and through a careful reading of archival materials from different eras, in this talk Şiviloğlu will analyse the Ottoman perceptions of Ireland from the early modern era to the twentieth century. These documents and testimonies suggest that there was considerable interest in Ireland among Ottoman intellectuals and statesmen. They saw the country as some sort of anomaly which could be possibly useful in their dealings with Britain. For that reason, they diligently followed the developments taking place in Ireland.

The case study in this talk will first discuss the importance of Ottoman archival materials for the purposes of comparative history; second the vibrant interest of the Ottoman Empire in the outside world in general and in Ireland in particular.

About The Speaker:

Dr Murat Şiviloğlu is currently an Assistant Professor in Yunus Emre Institute Lectureship in Turkish Cultural History at the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Trinity College Dublin. He holds a PhD degree in History from the University of Cambridge. His dissertation, completed under the supervision of Professor Sir Christ Bayly, was published by Cambridge University Press as a monograph entitled Emergence of Public Opinion: State and Society in the Late Ottoman Empire.

His research focuses on the social and intellectual history of the Ottoman Empire during the nineteenth century. He is currently working on a new book project, Murder in the Harem: Life, Trial and Death of Emine Hanim, which is going to be published by Indiana University Press in 2023.

Date: Thursday 3rd March 2022

Time: 7 pm

Location: Online via ZOOM

Admission is Free but Registration is essential via Eventbrite.

This event can also be streamed live on the Yunus Emre Institute in London Facebook and YouTube accounts, @yeelondra.

For updates on Arts & Culture Lecture Series, please visit the Institute’s website or follow their social media accounts, @yeelondra.

Give the Gift of Truth This Jewish New Year

The Media Line has been leading for more than twenty years in pioneering the American independent news agency in the Middle East, arguably the first in the region. We have always stayed true to our mission: to provide you with contextual sourced and trustworthy news. In an age of fake news masquerading as journalism, The Media Line plays a crucial role in providing fact-based news that deserves your support.

We're proud of the dozens of young students we've trained in our Press and Policy Student Program who will form the vanguard of the next generation of journalists to the benefit of countless millions of news readers.

Non-profit news needs public support. please help us with your generous contributions.
The Media Line
We thank our loyal readers and wish you all the happiest of holidays.

Invest in the
Trusted Mideast
News source.
We are on the
front lines.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the categories that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Categories and Topics
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.