CMES: Symposium on Gallipoli 1915


Friday, October 9, 2015, 9:15am to 5:30pm


CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a one-day Symposium to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli 1915 Campaign

As part of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ program of commemorating the various centenaries associated with the First World War in the Middle East – a conflict as murderous and bloody as that in western Europe – CMES will hold a one-day symposium on the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915. This event will include a panel of discussion by several American-based experts in late Ottoman History as well as two Ottoman historians from Germany and from Turkey.

Organized by:  Roger Owen, A. J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Emeritus
                          Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies

Chair: Cemal Kafadar

9:30-11:00 am: Mustafa Aksakal, Georgetown University
Gallipoli: An Early Assessment

11:30am-1:00pm: Ahmet Kuyaş, Université Galatasaray
Wartime Reform: Monogamy in the Ottoman Empire

1:00-2:00:  Break

2:00-3:30: Tilman Luedke, Arnold Bergstraesser Institut für kulturwissenschaftliche Forschung
Gallipoli: The Campaign that Kept the Ottoman Empire in the War

4:00-5:30: Roger Owen, Harvard University
A note on Military Graveyards and Other forms of Post-Battle burial

In conjunction with this symposium, CMES will also be screening the following two films: Gallipoli (1981) on October 7; and The Water Diviner (2014) on October 8

Contact: Liz Flanagan
Sponsors:  Consulate General of Turkey in Boston, Harvard Department of History, Center for Middle Eastern Studies