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Placing Islam: Geographies of Connection in 20th Century Istanbul

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

White Hall, 106
123 Central Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Where is Islam? In this talk, Timur Hammond draws from his recently published book, Placing Islam, to outline a method for understanding the geographies of Islam. Focusing on the Istanbul district of Eyüpsultan, home to one of the city’s most important Muslim shrines, he shows how a place of and for Islam has been made through shifting acts of connection linking this district to many other times, peoples, and places. Beginning from the question of where helps move from reductive binaries of secular/religious, modern/traditional, and local/global to forms of world-making embedded in the messy materialities of the city.

Timur Hammond, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, Syracuse University

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Critical Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Studies, Architecture, City and Regional Planning


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