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Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 by Loïc Le Pape


The CETOBAC, the IISMM and the ANR Transtur announce the workshop "Towards a Transnational History of Kemalism in the post-Ottoman Space beyond Turkey" to be held at the EHESS, Paris, on 8th and 9th December, 2011. The workshop is committed to experts of the Balkans, Middle East and Maghreb who will discuss the ways of reception, adaptation and transformation of Kemalism beyond the frontiers of Turkey in the post-Ottoman space, in a transnational perspective.


  • Centre d’études turques, ottomanes, balkaniques et centrasiatiques (CETOBAC, EHESS-CNRS-Collège de France)
  • Institut d’études de l’islam et des sociétés du monde musulman (IISMM – EHESS)

ANR Transtur : Towards a Transnational History of Kemalism in the post-Ottoman Space beyond Turkey, 8th and 9th December, 2011 (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Salle du Conseil, R -1, bât. Le France, 190-198 av. de France 75013 Paris)

Thursday 8th December

10.30  Introductive panel : Nathalie Clayer, Fraçois Georgeon, Fabio Giomi

I. Kemalism as Transnational Product

Discussants: François Georgeon, Elise Massicard

  • 14.00-14-50    Howard Eissenstat (St. Lawrence University)
    Turkey, the Single-Party State, and the Fashion of Fascism
  • 14.50-15.40    Emmanuel Szurek (ENS, CETOBAC-EHESS)
    A transnational Venture: the Kemalist Linguistic Racialism

15.40-16.00    Coffee break

  • 16.00-16.50    Ece Zerman (Boğaziçi University)
    The Transnational Construction of Kemalist Population Politics Through the Medical Discourse
  • 16.50-17.40    Burak Eskiasmacı (Ege University)
    Kemalism: A Precursor to the Ideology of the Third Wordist National Movements

Friday 9th December

II. Local Configurations

Discussants : Anne-Laure Dupont, Hamit Bozarslan

  • 9.30-10.20      Anna M. Mirkova (Old Dominion University)
    Debating Modern Muslim Community in Interwar Bulgaria: Pro-Kemalists, the Office of the Chief Müftü, and the Bulgarian state
  • 10.20-11.10    Nathalie Clayer (CETOBAC-EHESS-CNRS)
     Post-Imperial and Transnational Dynamics in the Domestication of Laws : The Albanian Civil Code and the Turkish Example

11.10-11.30    Coffee break

  • 11.30-12.20    Guldem Baykal Buyuksarac (George Washington University)
    The Specter of Kemalism in post-Ottoman Iraq: Ethnographic Notes on the Nationalist Turkmen Movement
  • 12.20-13.10    Béatrice Hendrich (University of Cyprus)
    The Kemalist Cultural Revolutions in the Crown Colony of Cyprus: Implementation and Modification

III. Kemalism and the Body

Discussants: Bernard Heyberger, Nicolas Camélio

  • 14.30-15.20    Wilson Chacko Jakob (Concordia University)
    The Matter of What’s on One’s Head: Egypt and Kemalism, 1882-1932
  • 15.20-16.10    Fabio Giomi, (CETOBAC-EHESS)
    A Women’s Affair ? Kemalism and the Reshaping of Femininity among Bosnian Muslims

16.10-16.30    Coffee break

  • 16.30-17.20    Falma Fshazi, (Boğaziçi University - CETOBAC-EHESS)
    Kemalism, the Inspiration That Could not Be a Model. Physical Education in Interwar Albania in a Transnational Perspective

17.20-18.00    Conclusions



  • 190-198 avenue de France (EHESS - salle du Conseil A)
    Paris, France


  • Thursday, December 08, 2011
  • Friday, December 09, 2011

Attached files


  • kémalisme, histoire transnationale


  • Fabio Giomi
    courriel : fabio [dot] giomi [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Fabio Giomi
    courriel : fabio [dot] giomi [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Towards a Transnational History of Kemalism in the post-Ottoman Space beyond Turkey », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, https://calenda.org/206408

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