Reputation, Communal Peace, and Public Order: Neighborhoods and the Politics of Collective Testimony in Istanbul (1730-1754)


Thursday, April 12, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


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

CMES Sohbet-i Osmani Lecture Series presents

Madoka Morita
PhD Candidate, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo, and Postgraduate Fellow, MacMillan Center, Yale University 

Madoka Morita is PhD candidate at the University of Tokyo and since January 2018 a Postgraduate fellow of Yale University. During the last academic year, she was a junior fellow of the Research Center for the Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University in Istanbul. Her PhD dissertation explores how the neighborhood functioned as a community as well as administrative unit in eighteenth-century Istanbul. She has published an article entitled “Between Hostility and Hospitality: Neighborhoods and Dynamics of Urban Migration in Istanbul (1730–54),” in Turkish Historical Review in 2016, and a book chapter, "From Confusion to Tranquility: Public Space and Re-demarcating Social Boundaries in Istanbul (1730–54),” is forthcoming in Tokyo.

Contact: Liz Flanagan