International Workshop, Zürich, 29. - 31. Juli 2021
This workshop examines relations between the late Ottoman Empire (1878-1922) and the “Germansphere.” We employ the term “Germansphere” to designate a region shaped by a strong influence of the German language and common forms of cultural literacy, which comprises at its core the countries Germany, Austria(-Hungary), and Switzerland. Using insights from transnational and new imperial history our contributions address the question: under which circumstances did relations between the Ottomans and the Germansphere accommodate, support, or contradict the logics and structures of (informal) imperialism?
ETH Zürich - Geschichte der modernen Welt
Asien-Orient-Institut - Islamwissenschaft