Protesting Empire: From a Civil War in Crete to Popular Demonstrations in the Ottoman World, 1895-1912


Monday, November 6, 2017, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


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

The CMES Sohbet-i Osmani Lecture Series presents

Dr. Uğur PeçeUgur Pece
Lecturer on History and Literature, Harvard University

Born and raised in Turkey, Uğur Z. Peçe received his Ph.D in History from Stanford University (2016). He holds M.A. degrees in Southeast European Studies from University of Athens and in History from Sabancı University, as well as a B.A. in Economics from Boğaziçi University. Uğur is a historian of the modern Middle East, with a research focus on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. He is currently revising his dissertation, entitled Island Bonds: The Civil War in Crete and the Rise of Mass Protest in the Ottoman Empire, 1895-1912. The resulting book monograph will examine how a violent conflict in Crete provoked a European military intervention in the eastern Mediterranean, uprooted the island’s Muslims, and eventually prompted an empire-wide movement of popular protest. He is also working on a historical graphic novel set in the final decades of the Ottoman Empire. Uğur’s teaching interests include the modern Middle East, the Balkans, and the Ottoman Empire with thematic focus on population movements, violence, revolution, and imperial legacy. His research has been supported by the Stanford Humanities Center, the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Anglo-California Foundation, A. G. Leventis Foundation, and the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Contact: Liz Flanagan