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Of Mansions and Men: Greek Communities and the Ever-changing Ottoman Past | Talk

January 4, 2017

A painting of Ottoman era Istanbul by Thomas Allom

What did the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1922 mean for the Greek community of Istanbul, the empire’s capital city? Join us for a talk by Professor Christine Philiou, U.C. Berkeley, Center for Middle East Studies as we consider this question in the larger context of the Greek presence in the Ottoman Empire in the century preceding the collapse, and in the smaller context of the houses Greek-Ottoman elites built in the capital. The discussion will be following the life of one family’s estate from the Ottoman period into the Turkish Republican era. How has the perception of the Ottoman past, and the Greek place within it, changed in Turkey today?

When: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Thomson Hall (THO) Room 101 

To learn more about this event, contact 206.543.1675 or

The event is free and open to the general public

The event is sponsored by Hellenic Studies, Center for West European StudiesThe Sephardic Studies ProgramStroum Center for Jewish StudiesMiddle East CenterJackson School of International Studies. Sponsorship of this event by the Middle East Center does not imply that the Center endorses the content of the event.

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