**CANCELLED** Book talk: "Spiritual Subjects: Central Asian Pilgrims and the Ottoman Hajj at the End of Empire"


Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES Modern Middle East Speaker Series presents

Lâle CanLale Can
Assistant Professor, Department of History, The City College of New York

Please note: due to University precautions surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 2019) outbreak, this lecture has been **CANCELLED** 

Professor Can specializes in the social and political history of the late Ottoman Empire, particularly the role of hajj pilgrimage networks and imperial philanthropy in fostering connections between Ottoman state and society and Central Asians at the turn of the twentieth century. Her teaching and research interests focus on new approaches to identity politics, trans-imperial histories of the Islamic world, and Sufism in Eurasian history.

Her first book, Spiritual Subjects: Central Asian Pilgrims and the Ottoman Hajj at the End of Empire (Stanford University Press, March 2020), examines the politics of pilgrimage, pan-Islam, and philanthropy in the Ottoman Empire. Before coming to City College, Professor Can was a visiting post-doctoral fellow at the Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin, Germany. She has conducted research in Istanbul, Tashkent, and London and was the recipient of numerous grants, including dissertation research and writing grants from the Social Science Research Council, Fulbright-Hays, the Remarque Institute, the American Research Institute in Turkey, the Institute of Turkish Studies, and IREX.

Contact: Liz Flanagan